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Continued: Top AAU basketball players, teams coming to Eagan

  • Article by: JASON GONZALEZ , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 24, 2013 - 6:54 AM

Howard Pulley, which includes Jones, Travis and Jarvis Johnson of DeLaSalle, is tied for second place in Division D. Games this weekend include:

Saturday: 9 a.m. vs. ICP Elite; 3:30 p.m. vs. Basketball Travelers

Sunday: 8 a.m. vs. Seattle Rotary; 2 p.m. vs. Team United

Monday: 10:30 a.m. vs. All Ohio Red

one more playing next door

Playground Elite, a Milwaukee team that includes Vaughn, is tied for fifth place in Division B. Weekend games include:

Friday: 7:30 p.m. vs. Team Texas Elite

Saturday: 12:30 p.m. vs. Georgia Stars; 6:30 p.m. vs. Team Penny

Sunday: 11 a.m. vs. CP3; 5 p.m. vs. NJ Playaz

The entire weekend schedule is here.

‘Big Three’ on the circuit

Vaughn: “You can’t take any breaks. You don’t get any off games [in this league].”

Travis: “When you get out on the circuit, everyone is fighting for wins. It opened my eyes to what’s out there around the country.”

Jones: “Any win you can get on the circuit is a big win.”

How they stack up

Jones: Leads league in points (301, 23.2 points per game), assists (89, 6.8 apg), steals (39, 3 spg) and minutes (400, 30.8 avg). Second in baskets made (100, 7.7 avg.). Fourth in free-throw percentage (81-for-91, 89 percent). Fifth in free-throw attempts (91, 7 avg.)

Vaughn: Fourth in points (249, 19.3 ppg), second in field-goal attempts (210, 16.2 avg.), fifth in baskets made (89, 6.8 avg.), fifth in free throws made (48, 3.7 avg.), fourth in minutes (376, 28.9 avg.)

Travis: Eleventh in points (227, 17.5 ppg), fourth in free-throw attempts (94, 7.2 avg.). Has 106 rebounds (8.2 rpg)

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