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AAU's spring season - and offseason recruiting - begins

It's never too early to begin preparations for the 2013 recruiting class, even during the heart of the 2012 regular signing period. In fact, most coaches will lay ground work for their classes in this two-week spring recruiting period, and lock down their targets in the sweltering recruiting heat of July.

Many of the budding stars will lace up at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (website) first session at the High Performance Academy in Minneapolis, MN. A hefty portion of the Top 100, which Rivals recently released, participate on teams that will appear in the EYBL. Also on tap this weekend is adidas' VIP Exclusive Run and the Hoop Group Pitt Jam Fest.

And the St. John's Red Storm will certainly have its eye on a number of prospects this weekend and deeper into the spring.

This weekend's session will be the first of four preliminary sites for the EYBL this spring. There will be three more events held respectively at Hampton, VA (April 27-29), Dallas, TX (May 11-13), and Oakland, CA (May 25-28) before the finals convene in Augusta, SC in mid-July at the Nike Peach Jam.

A list of prospects of interest, below the fold.

Here is a brief list of prospects with which the Red Storm has been affiliated. The Rumble will keep track oif the tournaments and tournament coverage and let you know how the players are doing... and who's interested in coming to play for the Red Storm.

Carlos Galan 6'1'', Bronx, NY
Jaren Sina 6'2'', Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Rysheed Jordan 6'3'', Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Domingo 6'6", San Francisco, CA
Jarell Martin 6'7" , Baton Rouge, LA
Jordan Washington 6'7'', Queens, NY
Shane Rector 6'1", Bronx, NY
Jalen Norman 6'5", Nixa, MO
Jordan Bell 6'6", Long Beach, CA
Jordan Arthur 6'8", Newark, NJ
Ishmail Wainright 6'5", Raytown, MO
Jermaine Lawrence 6'9", Sparta, NJ
Kuran Iverson 6'8", Windsor, CT
Bee Jay Ayna 6'8", Hyattsville, MD
Xavier Rathan-Mayes 6'8", Scarborough, Ont. (CAN)
Terrence Samuel 6'3", Brooklyn, NY
Reggie Cameron 6'7", Paterson, NJ

The schedule of the games being held in Minneapolis this weekend can be found here.

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