Blue Hawks prepare for AAU Nationals

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AVOYELLES, La (KALB Sports) -- The Avoyelles Parish Blue Hawks composed of two teams ranging from ages 10-12 years old have placed either 1st or 2nd in the eight summer tournaments they've played in and now they head to Florida for the AAU nationals next week.

" I expect them to get a lot of this of course we're seeing different things some of these kids have never been this far outside of their little town we from a small town and small parish so this will be big for them," said by head coach Romaro Turner.

Looking to have fun and enjoy themselves in the Sunshine State, the team is also looking to make a name for themselves on the national circuit with hopes of bringing back hardware to Avoyelles Parish.

"I want to go out there have fun do some stuff but when it comes to the court be serious and get my team the gold," said by Amyrion Mingo.

The Blue Hawks begin their journey to Orlando early Saturday morning as they get ready for pool play on Sunday.