TOC: Wolfpack Targets Invade The Triangle

The annual Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions begins tonight and several potential NC State prospects will be in attendance. The tournament tips-off at 6:30 and finals will be held Sunday afternoon at the Dean Smith Center 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, scouting reports, and much more!

Next week we will publish interviews from the Wolfpack prospects 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 2008 Commitments



(Pool A) CP3 All Stars: G C.J. Williams

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v Pittsburgh Storm

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #13 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v United Celtics

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Saturday 6:30 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v Indiana Elite

Pack Pride Extra: C.J. Williams should begin AAU play this weekend for the CP3 All-Stars, but he is not expected to play Friday night as he is still nursing an injury. Williams should be in action Saturday as the All-Stars play in Reynolds against the United Celtics at 11:30 AM.


Class of 2009 Wolfpack Targets



(Pool E) Lamar Odom I Can All-Stars: F Jordan Hamilton

NCSU Dail Center -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
Lamar Odom I Can All-Stars v Illinois Bobcats

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #13 -- Saturday 2:30 P.M.
Lamar Odom I Can All-Stars v Birmingham Raptors

Duke Wilson Ct. #1 -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Lamar Odom I Can All-Stars v Westchester Hawks

Pack Pride Extra: Jordan Hamilton is considered a five-star prospect in the 2009 class. He will reportedly visit NC State unofficially after the tournament with his parents, and will be playing two games on campus this weekend. He is arguably the top scorer in the 2009 class, and he is regarded as a deadly shooter. NC State is recruiting him very, very hard, but so are a lot of high-major programs.



(Pool E) Worldwide Renegades: F Richard Howell

Chapel Hill HS Court #1 -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Worldwide Renegades v Hunting Park

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Saturday 3:00 P.M.
Worldwide Renegades v Connecticut Basketball

Duke Wilson Ct. #1 -- Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Worldwide Renegades v DC Assault

Pack Pride Extra: Howell is one of the elite players in the 2009 class, and he is suiting up for J.J. Hickson's AAU team, the Worldwide Renegades. A beast in the paint and on the boards, NC State assistant Larry Harris is heading up Howell's recruitment.


(Pool A) CP3 All Stars: G Earnest Ross

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v Pittsburgh Storm

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #13 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v United Celtics

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Saturday 6:30 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v Indiana Elite

Pack Pride Extra: Ross is considered arguably the top 2009 prospect in the state of North Carolina, and he has played well for the CP3 All-Stars. A dynamite wing prospect, Ross is already receiving interest from NC State, Wake Forest, and UNC among others.


(Pool B) Atlanta Celtics: F Derrick Favors

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Charlotte Nets

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Team Dickerson

NCSU Dail Center -- Saturday 5:30 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Cuttino Mobley

Pack Pride Extra: A consensus top-10 prospect, NC State is in heavy pursuit of Favors. A rangy forward with top-flight athleticism, he has as much upside as any player in his class. The Wolfpack are already building the connections with Favors.


(Pool B) Atlanta Celtics: G Noel Johnson

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #1 -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Charlotte Nets

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Team Dickerson

NCSU Dail Center -- Saturday 5:30 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v Cuttino Mobley

Pack Pride Extra: A teammate of Favors, Johnson is a silky-smooth wing with a terrific shooting stroke. He's considered a top-20 prospect in the 2009 class and lists NC State among his favorites early on.


16-UNDER: (Pool H) NC Gaters: C Xavier Nixon

Chapel Hill HS Ct. #1 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
NC Gaters v Playaz Basketball Club

Duke Card Gym -- Saturday 2:30 P.M.
NC Gaters v Georgia Stars

Chapel Hill HS Ct. #1 -- Saturday 6:30 P.M.
NC Gaters v Carolina Celtics

Pack Pride Extra: Nixon is a fringe mid-major basketball prospect, but he could be the top in-state football player in the 2009 class.


16-UNDER (Pool C) D-One Sports: PG John Wall

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #12 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
D-One Sports v Canada Cadets

Cary Academy Ct. #1 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
D-One Sports v West Virginia Swoosh

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
D-One Sports v Team Breakdown

Pack Pride Extra: A speedy point guard from Raleigh, Wall caught the eye of scouts at the Dave Telep Carolina Challenge and has continued his strong play this spring.



Class of 2010 Wolfpack Targets



16-UNDER (Pool C) D-One Sports: F C.J. Leslie

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #12 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
D-One Sports v Canada Cadets

Cary Academy Ct. #1 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
D-One Sports v West Virginia Swoosh

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
D-One Sports v Team Breakdown

Pack Pride Extra: A frequent visitor for Wolfpack games, Leslie is already on NC State's radar. At 6-foot-8 and still growing, Leslie has the game to play small forward but should project as a power forward once his body fully matures. He's highly skilled and one to watch.



(Pool A) United Celtics: F Jarell Eddie

Duke Cameron -- Friday 9:30 P.M.
United Celtics v Indiana Elite

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #13 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v United Celtics

Cary Academy Ct. #1 -- Saturday 5:30 P.M.
United Celtics v Pittsburgh Storm

Pack Pride Extra: In a loaded in-state class, Eddie is generally regarded as the top prospect in the 2010 class. He is athletic around the rim, and also very skilled. Another prospect who impressed at Telep's event.


15-UNDER (Pool A) CP3 All Stars: G Reggie Bullock

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v Virginia Pride

Chapel Hill HS Ct. #1 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v Team Jordan

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #12 -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v DC Assault

Pack Pride Extra: Hailing from Kinston, Bullock could be the next great wing from the high school program, following in the footsteps of Jerry Stackhouse and Craig Dawson.


15-UNDER (Pool A) CP3 All Stars: F Tashawn Mabry

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #2 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v Virginia Pride

Chapel Hill HS Ct. #1 -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
CP3 All Stars v Team Jordan

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #12 -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
CP3 All Stars v DC Assault

Pack Pride Extra: Mabry's game is developing, and he has a lot of upside. He has a strong build and can score from all over the floor.


16-UNDER (Pool C) D-One Sports: G J.T. Terrell

NCSU Reynolds Ct. #12 -- Friday 6:30 P.M.
D-One Sports v Canada Cadets

Cary Academy Ct. #1 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
D-One Sports v West Virginia Swoosh

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
D-One Sports v Team Breakdown

Pack Pride Extra: Terrell has an advanced game for his age, and his talents will be on display this weekend. He is capable of using either hand efficiently in the open court and at the rim. His game is also equipped with a floater, a solid mid-range game and above average athleticism.


(Pool F) North Carolina Gaters: G/F Jay Canty

Chapel Hill HS Ct. #1 -- Friday 8:00 P.M.
North Carolina Gaters v Canada Cadets

UNC Dean Dome Ct. #3 -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
North Carolina Gaters v Team Stat

Duke Cameron -- Saturday 5:30 P.M.
North Carolina Gaters v Playaz Basketball

Pack Pride Extra: Canty averaged 15 a game for Ragsdale as a freshman. He has been strong this spring playing a pivotal role on the 17-under Gaters.



15-UNDER (Pool B) United Celtics: F Montel Baines

Duke Wilson -- Saturday 8:30 A.M.
United Celtics v Southern California All-Stars

East Chapel Hill HS -- Saturday 11:30 A.M.
United Celtics v Tennessee Thunder

NCSU Dail Center -- Saturday 4:00 P.M.
Atlanta Celtics v United Celtics

Pack Pride Extra: A star at nearby Wakefield High, Baines is one of the few standout prospects playing in the 15-under division. A prolific scorer, he recently scored 27, 33, and 32 to lead his squad to the AAU state championship.



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