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The Alabama Heat Elite AAU girls basketball club is heading to Power Springs, Ga. for the Fall Finale Showcase.
The tournament will be held at McEacherm High School and serves as the last evaluation period for NCAA coaches before high school basketball tips off.
During July, the Heat played in a series of tournaments across the Southeast, and the girls’ performance improved at each showcase. According to freshman team head coach Steve Ward, his players finished 1-3 in the 10th-grade gold division at the Super Showcase in Orlando, Fla., the Sweet 16 at the Battle of the Boro in Franklin, Tenn., the Elite 8 at the Basketball on the Bayou in New Orleans, La., and were runners-up at the Garden City Summer Final in Augusta, Ga. In its first year of inception, the sophomore team also showed signs of progression. https://byoungncompany.com/2015/07/03/alabama-heat-e…super-showcase/
Both the Freshman team (now sophomores) and sophomore team (now juniors) are looking to finish strong and come out on top at the Finale. A notable player to watch for the Heat is 5-foot-5 sophomore point guard Hannah Barber. The 2018 prospect is ranked No. 9 in her position by ESPN, has offers from Jacksonville State, Samford, Southern Mississippi, Marshall, Georgia State and Alabama, and on the radar of many other Division I universities.
The ball club takes the court today and fans can keep up with the action on the club’s website at http://alabamaheatelite.com/ and via Twitter @bamaheatelite.