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M33M Basketball is Now a Member of the adidas Gold Gauntlet

01/31/2017, 8:45am CST
By M33M Basketball

M33M Basketball announces upcoming tryout dates

M33M Basketball is Now a Member of the adidas Gold Gauntlet
M33M Basketball announces upcoming tryout dates

Memphis, Tenn. – M33M Basketball is pleased to announce that they are now an official member of the adidas Uprising Gold Gauntlet, part of the adidas Uprising national circuit.  M33M is the only Gold Gauntlet program in the state of Tennessee.  

The adidas Gauntlet series invites teams from across the country to compete for the title of adidas Uprising Gauntlet Champion in front of college coaches.

M33M Basketball’s Spring schedule kicks off with Real Deal in the Rock on March 31st-April 2nd in Little Rock, AR. The adidas Gold Gauntlet series begins on April 21st-23rd with adidas Gauntlet I in Dallas, TX, and continues on April 28th-30th with adidas Gauntlet II in Atlanta, GA.  If M33M Basketball qualifies during the April series, they will receive an invitation (limited to only 32 teams) to the adidas Gauntlet Finale on July 12th-15th in Spartanburg, SC.  The season concludes with the adidas Summer Championships in Las Vegas, NV, on July 26th-30th.  M33M will also be participating in the Memphis in May Invitational on May 12th-14th; the Chicago Classic on May 26th-28th; and Bluff City Live on July 21st-23rd.

While showcasing their talent during the Gauntlet series, M33M players will have the opportunity to be selected to the Adidas Nations event. At Adidas Nations, the world’s top 18-and-under players are selected to seven regional teams – Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin American and the United States – to participate in a basketball curriculum featuring NBA coaches and players, in addition to current collegiate players acting as camp counselors.  Only the top 24 players are invited to the Adidas Nations training camp.

Adidas and M33M Basketball will have an online team store opening February March 1st where players, parents, and fans will be able to purchase Adidas M33M Basketball merchandise. Items include t-shirts, shoes, uniforms, backpacks, outerwear and travel bags among other merchandise.

M33M Basketball tryout dates for their 15-and-under, 16-and-under and 17-and-under Elite teams will be held Wednesday, March 8th; Wednesday, March 22nd; and Saturday, March 25th.

Tryouts will be hosted at two different locations: Memphis University School (MUS) and Evangelical Christian School (ECS).  Any interested participants need to pre-register online at and pay a $30 registration fee.

M33M Basketball Boys Tryout Dates, Locations and Times



Wednesday, March 8th @ MUS

15-and-under: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

16-and-under: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m

17-and-under: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22nd @ ECS

15-and-under: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

16-and-under: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

17-and-under: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25th @ECS

15-and-under: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

16-and-under: 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

17-and-under: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


M33M Basketball was founded in 2005 by NBA star Mike Miller and Mike’s cousin, Ernie Kuyper. The program began with the intent to provide young men an opportunity to develop and showcase their skills on the basketball court as well as develop their character and standing in the community. Miller, who played for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2002-03 season, from 2004-2008 and during the 2013-14 season, is still involved in the program today, encouraging young players to strive to be their best on and off the court.

Currently, Kuyper is the president of M33M Basketball and oversees a coaching staff including former NBA assistant Scott Adubato, who is the head coach of the 17U Gold Gauntlet team.

M33M Basketball’s mission is to assist young student athletes in developing strong work ethic through discipline, responsibility and accountability, while understanding the importance of working hard to be the best they can be on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

For more information on M33M basketball, ‘like’ M33M Basketball on Facebook, follow on Twitter (@M33MHoops), follow on Instagram at m33mhoops or visit our website For further information about Adidas Uprising and the next generation of basketball, visit

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