Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions kicks off
Chapel Hill, NC - The 13th annual Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions will kick off this evening on the campuses of Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouses Duke, North Carolina and NC State.
The Tournament of Champions is always known for attracting some of the top talent from around the country and this year is certainly no exception.
Among the top teams participating in this year's event are the Southern California All Stars, Michigan Hurricanes, DC Assault, Fox Valley Skillz and the surprise Nashville Celtics who have been on a roll the past couple of weeks in Tennessee.
Among the top players in this year's event are 6-foot-9 post player Kevin Love and 6-foot-0 speedy point guard Brandon Jennings of the Southern California All-Stars. Love and Jennings are both being highly recruited and look to showcase their talents on the east coast for the first time this AAU season.
The Michigan Hurricanes boast the dynamic duo backcourt of Alex Legion and Darquavis Tucker so look for them to make some noise in this year's tournament as well.
The DC Assault will certainly make a case for this year's title with talent ridden lineup of Michael Beasley and Nolan Smith, a Duke commitment.
There are always those players at every event that seem to rise to the next level when lights come on. Look for these prospects to have an impact on their team's success this coming weekend:
6'1" Anthony Crater, Michigan Hurricanes, Class of 2008
6'2" Derrick Rose, Meanstreets Express, Class of 2007
6'8" J.J. Hickson, World Wide Renegades, Class of 2007
6'10" Anthony Randolph, Dallas Mustangs, Class of 2007
Arizona recruits in attendance will include Jennings, Crater, Rose, Hickson, 2007 shooting guard Laval Lucas-Perry and 2008 combo guard Emmanuel Negedu
GOAZCATS.com will have live coverage of the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions all weekend long and we plan on watching all of the UA recruits participating. Other than Jennings on SCA, the majority of the prospects we'll be scouting don't usually head out west so this will be our first look at some of these Arizona recruits.
Stay tuned all weekend long as we'll have the latest on Arizona recruiting from the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.
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