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USA Basketball Mini-Camp this Weekend

10/07/2017, 1:15pm EDT
By coast2coastpreps

This weekend in Colorado Springs, CO the USA Basketball mini-camp is taking place for prep basketball. Fifty-three players from the classes of 2018-2020 along with one from the 2021 class are partaking in this weekends event. 

SCHEDULE (TIMES ARE MOUNTAIN TIME)

The mini-camp schedule this weekend will be two practices on Saturday and two on Sunday. On Saturday they will practice from 9 AM - 12:00 PM then come back for a second session from 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM. 

On Sunday the morning practice will be streamed live at usab.com/live and will take place from 9 AM - 11:30 PM. The final practice session of the weekend will be Sunday night, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM. 

The 18 players from the 2018 class are competing for a spot on the USA Hoop Summit Team. The 36 players from the 2019-2021 class are competing for a spot on the U17 Team. Tryouts aren't until the summer of 2018. The entire roster for the participants is available here. USA Minicamp Roster

ZION HARMON

Harmon made USA Basketball history last summer being the first middle school player to be invited and make a USA team. Harmon started point guard on the U16 team that went to Argentina and won the gold medal in June. The only 2021 player in attendance this weekend, Harmon could be the face of USA Basketball for many years to come. 

Harmon led Boo Williams to the peach jam final four this past summer after leading Bowling Green High School to the Kentucky high school state championship as an 8th grader in 2017. Harmon has transferred to Adair County High School in Kentucky for his freshman season and has some high profile games on his schedule. 

Harmon and his teammates will participate in many of the Grind Session events this upcoming season. Here are some of the notable games and locations if you are trying to see Harmon before the travel circuit. 

Saturday December 2, 2017 - Marshall County Hoopfest, Benton, KY
The first part of the grind session for Adair County will see them take on Olive Branch (MS) featuring 5 star small forward in the 2019 class D.J. Jeffries along with D1 prospects Cameron Matthews (2020) and Joseph Cooper (2019).

Saturday December 9, 2017 - Lindsey Wilson Classic, Columbia, KY
vs. Mercer County (KY) featuring Adidas Gauntlet standout and Northern Kentucky signee Trevon Faulkner. He is the favorite to win Mr. Basketball in Kentucky for this upcoming season. 

December 19-21, 2017 - Amusement Park Classic, Orlando, FL
The second part of the Grind Session will feature a game vs. Bishop Snyder out of Jacksonville, FL. Bishop Snyder features 5 star wing, Corey Walker (2020) of Game Elite AAU. Walker has offers from Florida and Florida State to date. 

January 6, 2018 - Mustang Madness, Paducah, KY
The third part of the prestigious grind session for Adair County will be at the Mustang Madness. Here they are tentatively slated to take on Bowling Green, the 2017 state champion. 

January 15, 2018 - Music City Showcase, Nashville, TN
One of the biggest events in the south will see Adair County take on Summit High School out of Tennessee. Summit features two D1 prospects in Demontary Dixon of the 2018 class and top 20 player in the 2021 class, Dontae Stringer. 

Other notable events that Adair County is rumored to play in but not confirmed yet are two more Grind Session events. One in Campbellsville, KY on January 13th and Louisville, KY on February 11th. 

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