Miami Tropics had it on lock and then Pump and Run held the title. Now PR Playmakers seems poised to make some serious moves. The fact of the matter is that travel basketball is the future of basketball in PR. Torrimar has started a travel team which competes in the Main Event in Las Vegas and word on the street is Jardines has start two teams as well.
Competition is the name of the game and exposure is what both players and their families are looking for. Parents are tired of driving to obscure places around the island only to see their son play against a team that has not talent.
They want competition and they want it now. PR Playmakers changed the youth game by starting as young as 8U and now has two of the top teams in the USA and clearly the top teams in both the 10U and 12U age group.
Said an AAU insider who also coaches locally in Puerto Rico," Everyone is watching the success that PRP is having and they recognize this is what parents and players want. Parents are seeing the level of talent and competition at the AAU level and they want that here."
Jardines has supposedly started a 12U team with super star PG Jhivvan Jackson leaving PRP and a 10U with several member of the PRP Team that went to the AAU Final Four in 2008.