Fans fill Wells Fargo Arena for open practice with teams playing in Des Moines


SCOUTS OUT TO WATCH THE TEAMS
PLAYING TOMORROW. THE CLOSER YOU GOT, THE MORE
THAT MARCH MADNESS MAGIC STARTS
TO BUILD. AND ONCE INSIDE, THERE WAS NO
DENYING IT.>>IT’S PRETTY COOL BECAUSE I’VE
NEVER SEEN A BIG TEAM LIKE
THESE. HANNAH: WELLS FARGO ARENA WAS
BUZZING WEDNESDAY, WITH TEAM
PRACTICES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. IT’S A CHANCE FOR SOME OF
BASKETBALL’S YOUNGEST FANS TO
TEAMS
>>MICHIGAN STATE.>>PROBABLY LIKE MICHIGAN OR
MICHIGAN STATE. HANNAH: OR REALLY JUST ANY TEAM.>>I WANTED TO SEE IOWA STATE OR
DUKE, BUT THEY AREN’T PLAYING
HERE, SO PROBABLY, I DON’T KNOW,
MINNESOTA. HANNAH: SOME WERE POSTING UP ALL
DAY, OTHERS JUST FOR A FEW
HOURS. GETTING PHOTOS AND AUTOGRAPHS
WITH THE PLAYERS.>>REALLY COOL, BECAUSE I GET TO
SEE ALL THE PLAYERS. MOST PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO
MEET THEM. HANNAH: THEY ALL APPRECIATE THE
HUSTLE.>>YEAH, THEY MAKE IT LIKE EVERY
TIME.>>THEY MAKE IT LOOK SO EASY AND
YET IF YOU TRIED IT, IT’S WAY
HARDER AND YOU HAVE TO WORK HARD
TO DO IT.>>HOW TALL THEY ARE, AND THE
COOL DUNKS. HANNAH: AND THESE KIDS GET TO
WITNESS IT ALL ON THEIR OWN
COURTS.>>I DON’T REALLY HAVE TO DRIVE
SO MANY HOURS TO SEE LIKE SO
MANY TEAMS, SO IT’S

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