Jerry Stackhouse Announces AAU Team in Toronto
Since 2011, 18-year NBA veteran Jerry Stackhouse has been running Stackhouse Elite, an AAU program with teams from North Carolina and Atlanta.
It was recently announced that the program’s 16U team will be based out of Toronto.
— Stackhouse Elite (@StackhouseElite) March 5, 2015
The team will be coached by former Raptor Jermaine Jackson, who suited up for Toronto (2002-2003) and has been connected to the city ever since, with family, friends and residence in Ontario.
“I’ve been there ever since I’ve been playing, it’s like my second home, I’m there all the time,” Jackson told NPH, speaking of Toronto.
A Detroit, Michigan native, Jackson has been coaching at the high school level with Mount Clemens since 2012, and is head of the Jermaine Jackson Academy.
Jackson stressed that this team has been established to provide opportunity for youth in the city, “to help those that nobody knows, and haven’t had a chance to play on the circuit, help those who haven’t been helped,” he said.
“I know what AAU did for me, so why not help another kid?”
Stackhouse Elite will be playing on the Adidas Gauntlet, and is now the third Adidas sponsored AAU team in Canada, joining Brookwood Elite (Quebec) and UPlay Canada (Hamilton, ON).
Stackhouse Elite Tryouts
Location: James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School.
North York, 1440 Finch Ave W, Toronto, ON
Date: March 19/2015
Time: 11:30am 4:00pm