Southern Jam Fest Preview

With the live period for college coaches just one week away, this weekend features an assortment of more territorial events that will feature a higher geographic concentration of teams and players.

The Southern Jam Fest doesn't feature as many heavyweight programs as will be touring next weekend, but every year a slew of high-majors take the stage and typically some new names surface for us to track going forward.

This also will be the first of two major events held at the Boo Williams Sportsplex, which will host an EYBL round robin next month. HoopGroup runs this weekend's tournament, in associate with Under Armour.

Where: Hampton, Va.

When: April 18-20

Reporting Staff: Rob Harrington

Looking Forward To: Covering this event will be more challenging than some because I don't yet have the familiarity with as many teams as this stage in the cycle. That said, watching a wide assortment of squads with clear eyes and an open mind should prove to be very productive. The goal this weekend is not to evaluate players with the sharpest lens, but rather to mark a bunch of names and new faces who will surface on the national recruiting board at a later date.

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