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Coastal Crew Rebels send three teams to AAU nationals

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC ) - The Hinesville-based AAU basketball team known as the Coastal Crew Rebels is no stranger to the national tournament.

The program has made seven straight appearances. 

"It doesn't get any bigger than the national level," said Rebels coach Ernie Walthour.

The difference this year is the Rebels will field three teams, among the over 700 programs expected in Orlando.

"It's just rewarding when you can take the kids to the national level and eventually get signed over the next few months."

"We put a lot of work in," said Rebel's guard Javante Richey.  "We've been working the whole summer."

Teammate Trevon Scott added, "We know there will be a lot of good teams there, and that shows us how hard we have to work if we want to be champions."

The Rebels leave for the national tournament in Orlando July 23rd.  

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