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Beach’s Bits: Vegas Vittles, Part 2

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LAS VEGAS - Running the Las Vegas recruiting gauntlet can test the mettle of even the most battle tested recruitniks. Navigating the interconnected arterials crisscrossing the Vegas grid involves careful planning and precise timing. But if you do it right it’s all worth it, because at its best, there’s no other prep basketball showcase like it.

On this stage, scholarships are won and careers are made. It’s the pinnacle of the AAU circuit, but also the most physically draining. As the last major event until Fall, fatigue has set in and injuries mount. But this year was a comeback of sorts for the Northwest after enduring a rough five-year stretch.’s Kim Grinolds and I endured searing 115 degree temperatures in search of the... Recommended Stories