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2017 The Warmup

By AR Hoops Staff, 03/18/17, 8:00PM CDT

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With high school hoops coming to an end, and spring right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to shift gears towards AAU basketball.  MADE Hoops is back for the third time with The Warmup, an exclusive basketball extravaganza that will take place in Bentonville, Arkansas on April 8th and 9th.  The level of competition is undoubtedly unmatched by ANY other Pre-Live Period Event!  Some of the top ranked and highly notable grassroots teams in the country will be present and ready to display their talent.  Such teams include Arkansas Wings, RM5 Elite, Team Griffin, Team Penny, Memphis Magic, the defending 2016 Peach Jam 17U EYBL Champs Mokan Elite, and many many more!

The Warmup has grown to be a premier high school and middle school event in the Midwest, as teams from Arkansas and its bordering states gather to compete and get ready for the AAU season.  The goal of the event is to literally get teams warmed up, and ready for the grueling schedule and competition that spring and summer will bring.  This specific event provides players the opportunity to play in front of Eric Bossi of rivals.com and Brian Snow from scout.com – both renowned National Basketball Recruiting Analysts.  In addition, top notch highlight film brands such as Hoop Major, PT Hoops, and will be in attendance, as well as plenty of other media outlets like MSHTV, and personas such as Nick Mason from Arkansas ESPN Radio, Pat Lawless, and Dudley Dawson.  Multiple NCAA Certified Scouting Services will be in attendance to provide players even more exposure, as well as tons of Arkansas media.

Over the past two years, we’ve had big names and talents such as Malik Monk, Michael Porter, Trae Young, Daniel Gafford, Khalil Garland, Bam Adebayo, Javonte Smart, Marcedus Leech, and many more play in The Warmup.  It is an ideal event for Arkansas and bordering states, because it houses a lot of people and top notch talent, all while getting teams ready for their AAU road ahead.  This is an event that those in the vicinity won’t want to miss and will be sorry if they do.  With ages ranging from 17U-19U, come out and see the future of basketball on the grassroots level.  There’s no better measuring stick than an event like this, and with over 30 different teams the competition promises to be A1!  Why have to get ready when you can stay ready? Warmup with us!