Arkansas HAWKS becomes the only grassroots basketball team in Arkansas to join the Adidas family. The Arkansas HAWKS upper tier teams will participate in the invitation only Adidas Gauntlet Uprising basketball program. This program includes a four-tournament series, an elite skills camp and Adidas Nations all designed to showcase the best young basketball players in the country. The series will include tournament travel across the country with a culmination in Las Vegas. Teams and coaches will be provided an opportunity to wear the Adidas brand and receive invitations to elite camps.
The Arkansas HAWKS is not a one-man show, but a collective organization that is committed to the sport of basketball and the future of every young man that the organization comes in contact with. We are excited about joining the Adidas family and our players will excel with the opportunities provided by Adidas.
Arkansas Athletes Outreach (AAO) is located in the Northwest Arkansas community that utilizes the natural attraction of sports to help young people learn what it means to live, train and play like a champion in life! AAO is committed to set the standard of excellence for competitive youth sports in Northwest Arkansas by providing first class facilities, exceptional athletic instruction, competitive play and life training for student athletes. Their sports opportunities and programs contribute in a unique way to their development as athletes and citizens of the future.
The Arkansas Hawks welcome the AAO competitive teams to our family. These teams will proudly wear AAO AR Hawks uniforms, participate in tournaments and compete as AR HAWKS!!!
In Its 11th Year and Still Going Strong!
It is hard to believe that it all started in 2005. What started as a little 28 team tournament in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has grown into the number one tournament in the nation.
Bigger and Better
Not long after the start, the tournament began to grow and grow and grow. Word got out on the great little tournament with top competition and southern hospitality. It soon became too large for the area.
Rebirth in the Rock
With the tremendous growth of the tournament, limited court space and travel concerns, the tournament was moved to central Arkansas in 2009 and re-branded as Real Deal in the Rock. As the tournament enters its eleventh year, two important things still define this event. First is the top level talent this tournament attracts, and second is that hospitality that is second to none. We look forward to you joining us this year in the Rock.
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