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Published June 29, 2012, 05:21 PM

ECI Continues to grow

(WDAY TV) -- It's become routine every summer for the best basketball players in North Dakota and Minnesota to team up and tour different cities all the way trying to impress college coaches.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- It's become routine every summer for the best basketball players in North Dakota and Minnesota to team up and tour different cities all the way trying to impress college coaches.

ECI has ballooned in recent years and has some impressive alums including Colorado's Austin Dufalt and Boise State's Joe Hanstad.

There may soon be another in Shanley's AJ Jacobson, one of the most sought-after recruits this summer.

AJ Jacobson says, "it's been fun, I think some teams have underestimated us. We just go out there and try and play hard and try and win, which is really fun."

Joe Kittel with the ECI Basketball says, "We go with these guys, and we are not the tallest, not the fastest, where not any of that stuff but we go out and play really hard. And we do things that people enjoy watching, I talked to one Division I coach and he said we are the only team that he has seen make jump shots all summer. It's kind of fun to be that team that's kind of the underdog and people root for us and every once in a while we have a kid that they can recruit."

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