810 Varsity has added to its event lineup - and in a big way.
Three June events have been announced for high school boys basketball teams during the NCAA Division II recruiting period, meaning teams and players from the region can play in from of DII, NAIA and junior college coaches.
The list of tentatively committed schools already is impressive - the Libertys, Lee's Summits, Blue Valley Northwest, Basehor-Linwood, plus schools from around the region for an event each, such as Wichita East and Wichita Heights and St. Louis schools such as Chaminade and CBC.
"810 Varsity has done a great job over the years with the high school season events of matchups and bringing in teams from the area," said Lee's Summit West head coach Michael Schieber. "And with helping run the summer AAU events, has a great grip on getting college coaches and what they are looking for. This is great for Kansas City."
While the NCAA rules have changed the recruiting calendar to allow Division I coaches to attend events, the events look to be select top players in the region. Meanwhile, the 99.9% of players still need an opportunity to be seen.
The events offer an affordable entry ($300-$350) per team, and teams can stay local in Kansas City rather than traveling to team camps at area colleges.
And the event offers a great recruiting event for the likes of Washburn, Northwest Missouri State, Pittsburg State and Missouri Southern, in addition to NAIA schools. Many have already confirmed interest in making the events a stop on the recruiting trail in June.
"The D-I stars get all the attention, but most kids will play at the DII, NAIA or Juco level," said 810 Varsity's Chad Rader. "With the NCAA tightening the events, these June events will help those kids get looks."
$350/team (multi-event discounts)
Big class or small class
810 Varsity will look to keep pairings and pools mixed to avoid repeated matchups or teams seen during the school year.
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Registration will open after the high school basketball regular season concludes.