Sunflower Showcase

RecruitLook Hoops Finale

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***NCAA Certified Event***

You are not fully registered until you complete all 4 steps.

Sunflower Showcase Entry Fee

Make sure you opt your team(s) in to this event through the NCAA website. This is an NCAA certified event.

Stay-And-Play

The Sunflower Showcase is a Stay-and-Play event, requiring all teams and their guests in need of hotels to reserve their rooms through our hotel provider, RoomRoster. RoomRoster makes booking hotels easy, while finding the best possible rates. To ensure your spot in this event, make sure you book all your hotels through RoomRoster.

You can book your rooms through this link.

If you need additional assistance, please message contact us.


Renting Vehicles?

Get discounts at Budget Rental using our tournament code (BCD at checkout) # X637455

The 2018 Sunflower Showcase / RecruitLook Hoops Finale!

The Sunflower Showcase is the longest running boys AAU basketball tournament in the Midwest. Entering the 18th year of the prestigious event, AAU teams from all over the country and Canada will be in attendance. Each year, some of the top talent will be on display for the showcase event, which will bring in hundreds of college coaches.

This year the RecruitLook Hoops Finale will run in-conjunction with the Sunflower Showcase. RecruitLook Hoops League features some of the top independent AAU teams competing to be crowned the League Champion. Two early stops during the April Live Periods determined where League Teams will be seeded for the Finale Bracket.

Two big-time events happening at the same time at the same facilities!

July 26-29, 2018

***This event will start 8am Thursday on the 26th. All teams should be prepared to play at that time***

Boys Teams : 14u-17u

***This is an NCAA Certified Event***

OKUN Fieldhouse (Tournament Headquarters)
20200 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS. 66218

4-court facility

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS. 66210

3-court facility

Teams that are in the RecruitLook Hoops League, please contact Jarrell or Mike if you have questions about opting in.

Non-League teams:
$550/team with a 4-game guarantee. $25 off per team if bringing multiple teams.
*Scheduling request will be addressed in the order that payment is received. All teams should be prepared to play Thursday morning.

For RecruitLook Hoops Finale:

Bracket play based on the Standings from April events. Teams will play 4 game with option of playing additional games after the bracket play. Please contact Mike Enright for more information. The Finale will take place during the same time and location as the prestigious Sunflower Showcase.

For Non-RecruitLook Hoops Teams:

All games will be ‘Showcase Style’. You’ll know your schedule for the entire weekend! Parents can plan for hotels and fun things to do around Kansas City. Plus, college coaches love this format, because it allows them to map out their travel plans.

This event is a Stay-And-Play event. Please use RoomRoster to book your hotels.

We have contracted with Room Roster to provide you with lodging options while at our events.

Parents must also book at – You can quickly grab a hotel by clicking the link.

CERTIFIED EVENT INFORMATION

Please note the NEW NCAA Requirements for this tournament: (MANDATORY) All of the steps below must be completed by 15U-17U boys’ and girls’ teams in order to participate. Teams without approved coaches and rosters on the NCAA BBCS will not be allowed to participate in the NCAA-certified portion of this event.

Step 1 – Coaches obtain USA Basketball Gold Licenses: All Coaches must obtain a USA Basketball Gold Coach License with NCAA Status. This requirement applies to coaches, assistant coaches, and any bench personnel (non-players). Allow 3 weeks for processing. You will not be able to enter your rosters on the new BBCS website (step 2) until you complete this process. Click here for detailed application instructions from USA Basketball (use the link at the bottom of the USA Basketball instruction page to start your application). START EARLY!

Step 2 – Register on the new BBCS: ALL COACHES AND ATHLETES must create individual accounts on the all-new NCAA BBCS website https://BBCS.ncaa.org. Only coaches who have completed the above Step 1 will be allowed to create accounts on the BBCS. Click here for guidelines, legislation, and step by steps on how to use the new BBCS.

Step 3 – Build Your Team Roster: The head coach must then invite their assistant coaches and players to be on their roster through the BBCS website. Click here for detailed instructions on how to build your roster.

REMINDER: Teams who have not completed all of the above steps WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the NCAA certified portion of the tournament. Coach Certification: ALL COACHES must have a valid NCAA Approval number in order to coach at this event.

Teams Check-In: 

All team coaches must check in at tourney headquarters before their first game to verify their rosters, show proof of Team Coach NCAA Approval, and to get a coaches pass. Each team will get 2 total coaches passes (1 Head Coach, 1 Assistant Coach). Coaches passes are only for NCAA certified coaches. *no exceptions*

Team coaches without NCAA approval numbers will not be allowed on the bench. Teams without rosters on the BBCS will not be allowed to play until the roster is entered. These NCAA requirements will be strictly enforced. Also, be sure to bring a printout of the latest version of your NCAA BBCS roster with you.

Rosters:

In order to make sure that the college coaches attending our events have access to player names, jersey numbers and name of High School, we urge you to triple-check the information you have provided through the NCAA website. Every year several college coaches ask: “who is such and such kid? their info isn’t listed.” That is one of YOUR players that is missing out on a possible scholarship. Furthermore, we are requiring that you leave 2 typed rosters of your team at the scorers table each game. Please make 10 or 12 copies and keep them with you so you can leave 2 each time you play. This will be very important to those looking to get the most exposure & visibility throughout the tournament for their players & team.

Game Balls: 

Teams are responsible for bringing their own warmup and game balls.

Schedule:

Please make sure you check the schedule frequently and especially prior to your games for any changes or adjustments that may have been made. You are responsible for knowing where to go and when.

We anticipate releasing the schedule 3 days before the events starts.

Daily Admissions:

Thursday: $10
Friday: $10
Saturday: $10
Sunday: $10
Under 5: Free
Wristbands must be worn at all times to gain admittance. Each team will receive two (2) coaches passes. All coaches must check-in to get their coaches passes. If you do not have your wristband on at the time of your game you will be required to pay admission. Players will be admitted with uniform.

Jerseys:

When reading, either the team on the right, or in listing, the team on the bottom is the HOME team and will wear white / light colors. However, you should always bring both sets of uniforms to the gym.

OKUN Fieldhouse
Tournament Headquarters
4-Court Facility

Johnson County Community College
4-Court Facility

RecruitLook Hoops
Past Event Coverage

2017

2017 Event Highlights

150 teams from 19 different states and Canada compete in the RecruitLook Hoops’ Sunflower Showcase event. Over 200 college coaches were in attendance.

2016

2016 Event Highlights

Players like Jack Nunge (Iowa), Mark Smith (Illinois), James Wiseman (#1 ranked), Darius Garland (Vanderbilt), Javon Pickett (Mizzou), Zion Harmon (2021 #1 PG), Brady Manek (Oklahoma) and others were at RecruitLook Hoops Events.

2015

2015 Event Highlights

Tons of talent again in 2015 with the likes of Colin Sextion (Alabama), Chaundee Brown (Wake Forest), Rodney Miller (Miami), Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), Al Durham (Indiana), Malik William (Clemson) and others were at RecruitLook Hoops Events.

2014

2014 Event Highlights

Highlighting the Sunflower Showcase was 5-star Allonzo Trier of Athlete’s First. Trier was unanimously named D1 Circuit’s MVP of the NIKE EYBL. Trier lead Nike’s EYBL circuit at a whopping 29.4 ppg, and is the all-time leading points scorer for the league.

2013

2013 Event Highlights

Jayson Tatum stole the show at the 2013 RecruitLook Hoops’ Sunflower Showcase with a packed house of college coaches and fans for each of his games.

Some Event Alumni

Blake Griffin / Athlete's First

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Bradley Beal / St. Louis Eagles

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Jayson Tatum / St. Louis Eagles

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Derrick Rose / Meanstreets

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John Collins / Florida Flash

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