By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal With the rapid proliferation of smart phones and compact, high-quality video recorders, it seems like nearly everyone has the ability to capture and upload footage to the internet with just a few clicks of a mouse or swipes on a touch screen. American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) events are no different. AYBT has a considerable presence on video sharing sites like YouTube, and as   Read More ...

By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal The American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) will complete the second of two District Series Events in Baltimore, MD  May 31-June 1. The first event was held May 17-18. The tourney, directed by Doug Nicholas, will follow the AYBT’s five-game District Series Event structure. Boys third-through-eleventh grades will be allowed to participate. The famed Boys’ Latin School of Maryland will be the site of the event. Cost   Read More ...

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By Mark Lewis Local Sports Journal The American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) travels to Baltimore, MD for the first of two appearances this season May 17-18. The tourney, directed by Doug Nicholas, will follow the AYBT’s five-game District Series Event structure. Boys third-through-eleventh grades will be allowed to participate. The famed Boys’ Latin School of Maryland will be the site of the event. Cost to spectators is $5 per day. There also is plenty   Read More ...

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By Mike Mattson Local Sports Journal BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – David Kreps is a sharp salesman for the American Youth Basketball Tour. Kreps serves as director of the national tournament in Bloomington, Ill., and doesn’t hesitate to trump the positives about AYBT and Bloomington. “Here’s why teams like our event,” Kreps said. “We are very well organized. Things run on time. Our facilities are located in Bloomington and Normal. (People) comment   Read More ...

By Jason Goorman Co-Publisher Local Sports Journal The Local Sports Journal is happy to announce the kickoff of its new website featuring the American Youth Basketball Tour’s 2013 season. Localsportsjournal.com/aybt will feature stories on each of AYBT’s 56 events from April through July. Players, teams, and coaches will also be highlighted on this new site. The first published story features AYBT’s national event in Fort Wayne. Jim Clay’s Northwest Ohio tournament also is featured   Read More ...

By Mike Mattson Local Sports Journal For 18 years, the American Youth Basketball Tour (AYBT) has offered middle and high school student-athletes the opportunity to play summer basketball in a tournament-like atmosphere. AYBT has also delivered valuable lessons on and off the court. This year is no different as Fort Wayne will once again host AYBT’s national tournament with grades 8-12 going July 17-20 and grades 3-7 going July 21-24.   Read More ...