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M33M Basketball Announces Former Grizzlies Assistant as Head Coach of 17U adidas Gold Gauntlet Team

02/03/2017, 12:15pm CST
By M33M Basketball

Former Grizzlies Assistant Named 17U Gold Gauntlet Coach

Memphis, TN – M33M President Ernie Kuyper announced today that M33M Basketball has hired former Memphis Grizzlies assistant, Scott Adubato, as the head coach for the M33M Elite 17U team in the Adidas Uprising Gold Gauntlet.  “Coach Adubato was the best man for the job, period.  When we found out that we would be in the Gold Gauntlet, we knew that we had to get him to coach this team if we are truly going to be successful and represent this program the best way possible.”

Adubato boasts a long, impressive resume: highlighted by his tenure as an assistant for the Memphis Grizzlies, Adubato has also had stops at colleges and universities such as University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Seton Hall University; and Florida International University.  Adubato was also the head coach of the club Condores de Cundinamarca in Liga DirecTV de Baloncesto, a professional league in Bogota, Colombia.   “When you couple his distinguished resume with his NBA pedigree … you have to remember that his father, Richie, coached in the league for many years … this is an incredible opportunity for our players to learn from one of the best in the country about what it takes to get to the next level, and ultimately, where they all dream of being, because he has been there and had success on all levels,” Kuyper said.  “The individual attention that our guys will get from a successful coaching veteran on all levels across the globe is unlike any other program in the country.”

M33M Basketball’s 15U-17U Elite team tryouts for the Adidas Uprising Gold Gauntlet will be March 8th, March 22nd, and March 25th.  March 8th tryouts will be at Memphis University School (MUS) from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., beginning with the 15U’s at 6:00 p.m., followed by the 16U’s at 7:00 p.m. and the 17U’s at 8:00 p.m.  Tryouts on March 22nd will be at Evangelical Christian School (ECS), and will follow the same time and age format as the tryouts on March 8th.  Tryouts on March 25th will also be at ECS, beginning with the 15U’s from 9:00-10:30 a.m.  The 16U’s will run from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and the 17’s will run from 1:00-3:00 p.m.


M33M 15U-17U Elite’s tournament and travel schedule is below:

March 30th – April 2nd: Real Deal in the Rock – Little Rock, AR

April 21st-23rd: adidas Gold Gauntlet I – Dallas, TX

April 28th-30th: adidas Gold Gauntlet II – Atlanta, GA

May 12th-14th: Memphis in May Invitational – Memphis, TN

May 26th-28th: Chicago Classic – Chicago, IL

July 12th-15th: adidas Gold Gauntlet Finale – Spartanburg, SC

July 21st-23rd: Bluff City Live – Memphis, TN

July 26th-30th: adidas Summer Championships – Memphis, TN

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