The third annual Arizona Cactus Classic tips off on Friday, May 9, and the tournament pools have been released. Throughout the week, we'll break down all the pools and teams, giving a comprehensive look at what to expect at this year's tournament.
Bay Area Hoosiers
POOL PLAY GAME 1: I-Can All-Stars - Friday 8:20PM – Bear Down Court 3
POOL PLAY GAME 2: Wisconsin Playground Elite - Saturday 9:00AM – McKale Court 3
POOL PLAY GAME 3: Las Vegas Prospects - Saturday 2:50PM – McKale Court 1
2009 small forward Aaron Moore is ranked 89th in the country by Rivals.com.
2009 shooting guard Tim Harris currently holds offers from Pepperdine, Santa Clara, San Diego, Nebraska and San Diego State. While strong offensively, Harris is known more for his ability to play defense.
2009 Point guard Aalim Moore is committed to San Jose State.
2009 forward Niyi Harrison is committed to Santa Clara. He may be a bit underrated, as his athleticism and ability to rebound likely would have been attractive to major schools had he been on the major AAU circuit longer.
I-Can All Stars
POOL PLAY GAME 1: Bay Area Hoosiers - Friday 8:20PM – Bear Down Court 3
POOL PLAY GAME 2: Las Vegas Prospects - Saturday 11:20AM – Bear Down Court 2
POOL PLAY GAME 3: Wisconsin Playground Elite - Saturday 1:40PM – McKale Court 3
While there may not be any Top 100 players, I-Can is an athletic team that could give opponents fits.
2010 forward Moses Morgan is one of the better sophomores in Nevada and as he matures, could become one of the better players in the west.
Las Vegas Prospects
POOL PLAY GAME 1: Wisconsin Playground Elite - Friday 7:10PM – McKale Court
POOL PLAY GAME 2: I-Can All-Stars - Saturday 11:20AM – Bear Down Court 2
POOL PLAY GAME 3: Bay Area Hoosiers - Saturday 2:50PM – McKale Court 1
2009 guard Anthony Marshall currently holds offers from UNLV, Colorado State, Miami, Virginia, Washington, Washington State, and Gonzaga. Marshall is the type of player that is known to do a little bit of everything.
Wisconsin Playground Elite
POOL PLAY GAME 1: Las Vegas Prospects - Friday 7:10PM – McKale Court 2
POOL PLAY GAME 2: Bay Area Hoosiers - Saturday 9:00AM – McKale Court 3
POOL PLAY GAME 3: I-Can All-Stars - Saturday 1:40PM – McKale Court 3
Known for his speed, 2009 point guard Johnnie Lacy has an offer from Marquette.
2009 point guard Nate Zastrow chose North Dakota State over offers from Northeastern and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
With offers from Marquette, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, Baylor, and Iowa State, 2009 forward Jamil Wilson is one of the more highly recruited players in the country. He's rated 33rd in the 2009 class by Rivals.com.
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