Old Gold Free Press continues our annual coverage of the Blue Star Elite Camp this past week, where the camp was held for the second consecutive year at The Fieldhouse in Fishers, Ind. We hope The Fieldhouse becomes the permanent home for the camp, as Mike Flynn has found a wonderful place that allows ample viewing of up to six courts of basketball. Back in the 90s when Blue Star was being held in Terre Haute, Flynn has always welcomed our attendance and we appreciate the hospitality.
Blue Star welcomed 50 players from classes ranging from 2006 to 2010 to a camp that focuses on drillwork and skills training. During the two day camp, only four hours are dedicated to actual game play. Why we like this camp is it gives you an instant look into the coachability of the players in attendance, and their ability to perform fundamental skills.
Adding to the scouting opportunities that Blue Star created, the US Junior National Premier Midwest Invitational is also being held this week in the same facility with 48 teams from nine states participating. The Midwest Invitational is a primer for the USJN National Championships held later in July in Washington DC, and is held at the beginning of the July NCAA evaluation period for college coaches.
Over the next week we will be posting some game reports and player evaluations from both events, along with a series of photos taken during the week. While we were not able to do evaluations for every Blue Star camper, or see every USJN team play, hopefully fans of the teams and players we did see will be able to share in what occurred in Fishers this week.
Below is a listing of the teams attending the USJN Midwest Invitational.
CAN Ontario East Toronto Heat 17 IL Central Girls Basketball II 16 IL Central Girls Basketball I 17 IL Hustle 15 IL Hustle 16 Blue IL Hustle 16 Red IL Lady Lightning Silver 17 IL Lady Titans 17 IL Pizazz Green 17 IL Pizazz Silver 15 IL Warriors Black 17 IN HGBL Team Indiana Magic 14 IN Hoosiers Stars 16 IN Indiana'a Finest 15 White (Hacker) IN Indiana's Finest 15 Black (Mac) IN Indiana's Finest Black 17 IN Indiana's Premier 15 IN Indy Select 16 IN Panthers 17 IN Speice Gym Rats Hoosier Stars 16 IN Spiece Gym Rats Hoosier Stars 14 IN Team Indiana 15 Red IN The Family 13 IN The Family 14 IN The Family 15 IN The Family 17 IN The Family TFI 13 IN The Family TFI 14 IN The Family TFI 15 IN The Family TFI 17 KY Blue Chip All Stars 17 Gold KY Blue Chip All Stars 17 Red KY Blue Chip All Stars Elite 17 Blue MI Motor City Blazers 14 MI Motor City Blazers 16 MO Git Er Done U's Team Firepower 17 MO St. Louis Rockets 15 MO St. Louis Rockets 17 NE Elite 15 OH Columbus Blaze 16 OH North Coast Hoops 17 OH Ohio Magic 17 OH The Steve Mix Basketaball Academy 17 PA Philadelphia Belles 14 Munn PA Philadelphia Belles 16 Halligan PA Pittsburgh Rockers 15 PA Pittsburgh Rockers 17 WI Lakers 17
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