Quite often, we find that parents do not understand how competitive the AAU level is in New Jersey. Therefore, Rise as One Basketball assist parents in determining the appropriate level of each player. Many players come to our program as one of the best players in their CYO, Rec, travel, or town basketball team. The expectation that they will duplicate that same success in AAU seems natural. Unfortunately, this is not always the case unless a player plays and trains at a competitive level year around.