TOC: Wolfpack Targets Invade The Triangle

The annual Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions begins tonight and several wolfpack prospects will be in attendance. The tournament tips-off at 6:30 PM and finals will be held Sunday afternoon at the Dean Dome on the campus of North Carolina.

Pack Pride will have extensive coverage of the tournament with analysts at each venue, so stay tuned for game coverage, player updates, photos, video, scouting reports, and much more!

Next week we will publish interviews from each Wolfpack prospect in attendance to find out about possible unofficial visits, how they played, current lists, and any other information that we can release.

For a complete list of teams, venues, and the full schedule, CLICK HERE. Tickets will be available at the door.

The following Wolfpack prospects are expected to be traveling with their AAU teams to the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Games listed are from pool play; playoffs begin Saturday night and potential pool matchups are listed in the TOC POOLS.

Class of 2005 Signees



(Pool O) Pittsburgh JOTS: PF/C Ben McCauley

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Blessed IJN v Pittsburgh JOTS

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
Pittsburgh JOTS v South Jersey Select

DUKE Wilson Ct. #2 -- Saturday 4:40 P.M.
Pittsburgh JOTS v Jackson MBA Black

Pack Pride Extra: McCauley will play Friday night on NC State's campus, likely in front of a contingent of Wolfpack fans. '06 target Marques Johnson and Blessed IJN face McCauley in the matchup, and he'll face a strong frontline in the tourney opener.


Class of 2006 Wolfpack Targets



(Pool P) Blessed IJN: G Marques Johnson

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Blessed IJN v Pittsburgh JOTS

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #3 -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
Blessed IJN v Jackson MBA Black

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
South Jersey Select v Blessed IJN

Pack Pride Extra: Johnson is taking an unofficial visit to NC State prior to the tournament, and he could emerge as a big-time target for the Wolfpack. Friday night he faces NC State signee Ben McCauley and on Saturday he'll return to Weisiger-Brown and square off against forward Dennis Horner and South Jersey Select.


(Pool P) South Jersey Select: F Dennis Horner

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
South Jersey Select v Jackson MBA Black

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
Pittsburgh JOTS v South Jersey Select

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
South Jersey Select v Blessed IJN

Pack Pride Extra: Is Horner still on the Wolfpack's radar? At this point, we're not sure, but Pack Pride will have an eye on him this weekend anyways. Horner's game Saturday evening against Blessed IJN should be a good one.


(Pool K) Philly MJC: SG/SF Reggie Redding

DUKE Wilson #1 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
Philly MJC v Arkansas Hawks

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
Philly MJC v Baltimore Stars

UNC Practice Facility -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Philly MJC v Illinois Fire

Pack Pride Extra: 'Old School' and Philly MJC always has a talented squad and that's the case once again in '05. Redding, who has already taken an official visit to Pittsburgh, will visit NC State this weekend with his family while also possibly returning in the near future for an official. Redding will play Saturday morning at Weisiger-Brown against the Baltimore Stars.


(Pool D) Illinois Wolves: PG Willie Walker (PICTURED), SG Devan Bawinkel

UNC Practice Facility -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Schneider All-Stars.com v Illinois Wolves

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
Illinois Wolves v Garner Road Bulldogs

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Saturday 4:40 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Illinois Wolves

Pack Pride Extra: Both Walker and Bawinkel arrive in Raleigh with a chance to enhance their national reputations. They are receiving serious interest from NC State, and the Wolfpack will be tracking them throughout the summer. NC State fans can catch the duo and the Illinois Wolves Saturday morning against '07 PG Brock Young and the Garner Road Bulldogs.



Class of 2007 Wolfpack Targets



(Pool I) DC Assault: PF Julian Vaughn

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Friday 8:00 P.M.
DC Assault v Grassroots Canada

NCSU Carmichael Ct. #2 -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
DC Assault v Long Island Lightning

DUKE Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Saturday 3:20 P.M.
DC Assault v H-Squad

Pack Pride Extra: Vaughn spent last weekend in Raleigh for an unofficial visit where NC State offered. Looking for a game to catch two potential BIG-TIME Wolfpack targets in action? Watch Vaughn and DC Assault as they face Long Island Lightning and super point guard Corey Fisher Saturday morning at Carmichael Gymnasium.


(Pool I) Long Island Lightning: PG Corey Fisher

Duke Wilson Ct. #1 -- Friday 8:00 P.M.
Long Island Lightning v H-Squad

NCSU Carmichael Ct. #2 -- Saturday 10:00 A.M.
DC Assault v Long Island Lightning

Mount Zion Christian -- Saturday 3:20 P.M.
Long Island Lightning v Grassroots Canada

Pack Pride Extra: Fisher's considered one of the top young point guards in the country, and he'll have his chance to shine this weekend for the Lightning. Fisher vs. Nolan Smith (DC Assault) should be a dandy!


(Pool O) New Jersey Roadrunners: PG Zach Rosen

UNC Practice Facility -- Friday 8:00 P.M.
New Jersey Roadrunners v GC Ballers

UNC Carmichael Ct. #5 -- Saturday 2:00 P.M.
New Jersey Roadrunners v Meanstreets

NC State Carmichael Ct. #9 -- Saturday 3:20 P.M.
New Jersey Roadrunners v Rise & Shine Mustangs

Pack Pride Extra: A Mike Nardi-clone at point guard, Rosen is an outstanding floor general that can really direct a team. The '07 prospect really likes the Wolfpack, and the mutual interest is there. He'll have a chance to splash on the national scene where he'll be directing the Roadrunners from the point guard position.


(Pool G) D-One Sports: SF Eric Wallace

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
D-One Sports v Team Angels

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #3 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
D-One Sports v Michigan Hurricanes


NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 3:20 P.M.
D-One Sports v B.C. Next Level

Pack Pride Extra: D-One Sports has one of the top AAU programs in the state, and Wallace is the state's top rising junior. He already has offers from NC State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest among others.


(Pool F) Garner Road: PG Brock Young, PG Tyree Graham (PICTURED)

UNC Carmichael -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
Garner Road Bulldogs v Atlanta Celtics

NCSU Weisiger-Brown -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
Illinois Wolves v Garner Road Bulldogs

Duke Wilson Ct. #2 -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Garner Road Bulldogs v Schneider All-Stars.com

Pack Pride Extra: The '07 backcourt of Young and Graham could be as good as it gets in the state of North Carolina. Both players have a chance to earn NC State offers with added development, and Graham already favors the Wolfpack early on.



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