T.O.C. Day One Checklist

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – We're just getting started at the annual Tournament of Champions. The weekend long event tipped on Friday night on Tobacco Road.

Tournament of Champions, Day One

2004 Checklist

Roy Bright, SF, Michigan Hurricanes: The top player on the Hurricanes is from nearby Durham and not Michigan, but that mattered little as Bright rolled to 24 points in a sound whipping of the Minnesota Magic. He went 10-for-13 from the field to go with his 6 rebounds. From medium jumpers, to post hits to dunks, he's a pretty talented offensive player.

Jason Horton, PG, Michigan Hurricanes: This is not a misprint; Horton is traveling with the ‘Canes this weekend. After a slow first half in which he was clearly adjusting to his new friends, Horton rolled up 16 points and 7 assists for the game. The patient point man goes about his business no matter what the jersey is on his back.

Sam Perry, SF, North Greenville: He's a mid-major priority recruit for a number of schools and we know why. Perry is ultra-athletic. He gets in the paint, on the glass and makes plays. He loves contact and his 24 points against the Michigan Mustangs were hard-earned.

Al Horford, PF, Michigan Mustangs: The son of Tito Horford seems to be just scratching the surface. He blocked a handful of shots and had 15 points before fouling out against N. Greenville. He looks like a guy who has a chance to be a Top 100 performer with a little consistency and more assertion on offense. He's got the tools.

James Hardy, SG, Blessed IJN: The young man nailed 5 3-pointers in the first half against an outmanned Garner Roads team. 24 points later, Hardy was through. He had 7 boards and shot 9-for-16 from the field (5-10 3s). He's got a good touch from downtown and more importantly, he's not lacking in confidence.

Sylvester Mays, SG, Blessed IJN: He led the charge with a game-high 25 points. Mays is actually a 2003 senior but he'll need prep school or junior college. He's a strong, athletic 6-1 guard with a deft touch and great body. You'll be hearing from him in the future.

Glen Davis, C, Sports Academy: We didn't catch the game but the story goes something like this. "Big Baby" racked up 23 points at the half and finished with 28. After the adidas Texas Classic MVP performance, we figured him to be a Top 10 player and he's proving it daily. Lest we forget he's a big time football prospect moonlighting on the hardwood. Or is it the other way around?

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