"Viva Las Vegas"
Las Vegas is the basketball capital of the world this week as there are three national AAU events that are attended by all the NCAA schools in the country as we try to evaluate and discover basketball talent. Along with that, Team USA is practicing here as they prepare for the Olympics.
Why Las Vegas? From the AAU perspective, the hotels are cheaper here in the summer, plus the facilities are terrific. With all the growth in Vegas, they have built a lot of new high schools with huge gyms. So gym space and hotels make it a desired spot for all these AAU events!