Originally Posted by BayAreaBaller
AAU basketball is where its at. Hopefully you can get on a squad with a real coach who is interested in developing players. On the AAU circuit you get to play very often(usually weekly spring games and weekend tourneys from March thru August). You also get to play against the top players in your area, and if your team is good enough you can make it to national tourneys like Reno and Las Vegas. You will really get to see where your game is at. Unless your blessed physically, you have to eat, sleep, dream basketball. Daily ball handling drills, shooting drills, eating and sleeping right....and AAU spring and summer ball is a must! Your only young once, so get out there and do it now.
this. to the op. depends on your age also op. Like if your trying to play at the next level (college), i would advice again depending on your age so if you young like 15 to skip AAU unless your playing for a top 20 program for your state. Once you play for an elite program you get to go to a lot of tournaments with hard competition. If you play for mediocre one you usually just do local tournaments and league play. I believe that the Vegas Big Time Tournament is the biggest AAU tournament of the summer.