2009 Carolina Challenge Preview

The top 80 prospects in North Carolina will tango on Saturday at Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge, which will take place at Cary Academy in Raleigh (N.C.). Check in for players begins at 7:30 a.m. and games begin tipping at 9:30!

For the third year in a row Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge will consist of an impressive crop of underclassmen.

Since it's inception two years ago, the Carolina Challenge has built a strong reputation throughout the state of North Carolina, and quickly has become known as the premier showcase event in the state.

"What's unique about this event is that the North Carolina kids take pride in it," Telep, Scout.com's National Recruiting Director and camp director, said. "It's really a credit to the kids that they value and appreciate the atmosphere, competition and message!"

After two years of an impressive display of talent, the third year has as much if not more promise than the first two groups. Led by guys like Reggie Bullock, C.J. Leslie, Ian Miller, P.J. Hairston and Quincy Miller, the event has plenty of star power.

To go with the star power there are a handful of players that we expect to announce their presence. Devince Boykins is starting to build steam as a prospect, as is Anthony Stitt, Terry Whisnant, Damontre Harris and John Cannon.

"In the past there may have been even bigger names, but one through 80 this year makes it the best field we've ever had," Telep said.

Over the past two years match ups have played a big role in the event and this year will be no different. Maybe the biggest match up with be a rematch of the state playoffs between Bullock and Hairston.

But we'll also see Ian Miller and J.T. Terrell, two of the top scorers in the state and Top 75 prospects, go head-to-head, as will Leslie and Melvin Tabb, Duece Bello and Hairston, and Emanuel Chapman and Brennan Wyatt.

Introduction and team practices will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at Cary Academy in Raleigh (N.C.), with games tipping off at 9:30. There will be six game sessions, with each team playing three times.

For the full schedule visit CarolinaChallenge.net.

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