Chris Paul among NBA stars set to coach AAU summer teams

A new NCAA-certified summer basketball tournament has been added to the July evaluation period, and I think it's safe to suggest there's never been anything like it. The event will be called "The8." It'll feature eight teams filled with college prospects, all of whom will be coached by current or former NBA players.

“The8 will be one of the finest basketball tournaments in the country, and it will give teams exposure on a national stage and an opportunity to compete in front of major college coaches," said Los Angeles Clippers star Chris Paul, who will coach the CP3 All-Stars. "As a young player growing up, I would have loved the opportunity to receive this type of experience in front of these programs and to be around the top guys in the game."

Carmelo Anthony, Anthony Davis and Kenny Smith are among the other coaches.

The event will be held in Las Vegas from July 26 to July 28.

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