Stealing the show this season in terms of Thanksgiving events, the State Farm Tournament of Champions
in Washington, Ill., will play host to 24 teams and over 30 games Nov. 23-27.
The participating schools are divided into four different "brackets" and play round-robin to determine a champion in each. The event's official site has a complete schedule available here.
Past standouts include Jerryd Bayless (New Orleans Hornets), Ed Davis (Toronto Raptors) and Donte Green (Sacramento Kings).
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), ranked No. 3 in MaxPreps.com's preseason top 25, is the team with the biggest target on its back. Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.), LaLumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) and Wallace (Gary, Ind.) are other programs playing in the event that could attract national attention this winter.
Several Top 100 talents will be part of the festivities, including Kentucky signee Anthony Davis of Perspectives (Chicago, Ill.), a 6-foot-9 forward rated No. 6 overall in the 2011 class. Findlay Prep features point guard Myck Kabongo (No. 11, Texas signee), shooting guard Nick Johnson (No. 18, Arizona) and small forward Amir Garrett (No. 95, uncommitted).
Illinois teams: Brehm Prep (Carbondale, Ill.), Central (Champaign, Ill.), Deer Creek-Mackinaw (Mackinaw, Ill.), East Peoria (East Peoria, Ill.), Illinois Valley Central (Chillicothe, Ill.), Limestone (Bartonville, Ill.), Midland (Varna, Ill.), Notre Dame (Peoria, Ill.), O'Fallon (O'Fallon, Ill.), Perspectives Charter (Chicago, Ill.), Richwoods (Peoria, Ill.), Springfield (Springfield, Ill.), Washington (Washington, Ill.)
Out-of-state teams: Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.), Basha (Chandler, Ariz.), Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), LaLumiere (LaPorte, Ind.), Marshall County (Lewisburg, Tenn.), McCluer (Florissant, Mo.), Merrill (Merrill, Wis.), Roncalli (Manitowoc, Wis.), Wallace (Gary, Ind.), Whitko (South Whitley, Ind.)
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