The field of prospects from junior class is led by Kyle Singler, Derrick Rose and Kosta Koufos, all five-star prospects in the current top ten Rivals.com rankings for the class of 2007.
"It's a great opportunity to come out strong and for the known prospects it is a chance to really establish themselves with strong play at this event," said Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Jerry Meyer. "This is where they catch people's eyes."
The event can also propel regional superstars into five-star players. McDonald's All-American Sherron Collins did last year. Duke Crews made sure people knew about him. He shined in front of the home crowd all weekend long. Durant used the event to stronghold the No. 2 overall spot this year.
This year's 2007 class is deep. There is no debate about that. New Jersey native Corey Stokes will be on hand as will Peach State natives Jamar Moore and Chris Barnes. Oklahoma big man Blake Griffin is one of the toughest players in the class. Same goes for Patrick Patterson. They will be geared up for the weekend's events.
The class of 2008 field isn't too shabby either. Led by Philadelphia guard Tyreke Evans, the rising junior class has a number of big timers in the tournament. Evans will suit up for Team Final, a newly formed team on the Nike circuit.
The bulls-eye will be on him this weekend as the big timers aim to play for top honors in the class of 2008. Rivals.com will release its first class of 2008 ranking later this spring.