Sunday, May 23, 2010

More Off-Season MAAC News To Come

The post below completes the "10 Teams in 10 Days" series looking back and ahead at men's and women's programs in the conference.

So, what's next?

There is always a full-plate of off-season happenings to discuss, and "Keepin' Track of the MAAC" is a year-round operation.

What's on the immediate horizon are major AAU tournaments in this blogger's backyard. The GymRat Challenge tournament featuring about 212 teams will take place in New York's Capital Region this Memorial Day weekend.

Your blogger will be there for two full days of basketball. There are always dozens of participants on the recruiting radar screens of MAAC teams, and we'll provide some sort of post-tournament rundown on some of those names.

Three weeks later, on June 19 and 20, there's a GymRat Challenge AAU event for girls and we'll do the same type post-tournament report on that.

After that we'll look at MAAC recruiting. May 19 was the final day for letters of intent to be signed during the late signing period, although there will be even later verbal commitments made between now and the end of the summer.

In subsequent weeks we'll provide a list and some background on all recruits committed too MAAC programs, both men's and women's.

Non-conference schedules are also being finalized, and we'll report those as they are completed.

Who knows what else will happen between now and the mid-October start of preseason practices?

Whatever it is, though, we'll keep an eye open for it and pass it along in this forum.

Hope you'll keep reading.

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