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Nerlens Noel

Details have been announced for the sixth annual State Farm Tournament of Champions, one of the nation's premier early-season talent showcases. The event is scheduled for Nov. 22-26 at Washington Community High School and Illinois Central College in Washington, Ill.

The Tournament of Champions will feature 22 teams from eight states, including upstart national power Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.), defending Indiana 2A state champions Park Tudor (Indianapolis) and Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.), featuring five-star 2013 center Nerlens Noel.

Teams will compete in four separate brackets with a champion crowned in each. Last year's event was highlighted by Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.) knocking off Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) to take the crown in the Team Works National Classic.

Past TOC participants already in the NBA include Jerryd Bayless (Arizona/Raptors), Ed Davis (North Carolina/Raptors), Donte Greene (Syracuse/Kings), DeAndre Jordan (Texas A&M/Clippers), DeAndre Liggins (Kentucky/Magic) and Tristan Thompson (Texas/Cavaliers).

Here's a breakdown of the four-pronged event along with players to watch: Shootout Series
Participating teams: Illini West (Carthage, Ill.), Illinois Valley Central (Chillicothe, Ill.), Marquette (Chesterfield, Mo.), Midland (Varna, Ill.), Richwoods (Peoria, Ill.), Troy-Buchanan (Troy, Mo.)

Methodist Medical Center Invitational
Participating teams: East (Belleville, Ill.), Carver (Montgomery, Ala.), Central (Champaign, Ill.), East Peoria (East Peoria, Ill.), Notre Dame (Peoria, Ill.), Proviso East (Maywood, Ill.), Springfield (Springfield, Ill.)

Team Works National Classic
Participating teams: Huntington Prep (Huntington, W. Va.), Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.), Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.), Trent Internationale (Sugar Land, Texas)

Uftring Auto Group Invitational
Participating teams: Gallatin County (Junction, Ill.), Imagine College Prep (St. Louis, Mo.), Limestone (Bartonville, Ill.), Park Tudor (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Players to Watch
Trevon Bluiett, So., Park Tudor
Sterling Brown, Jr., Proviso East
Dominique Bull, Sr., Tilton (Rhode Island verbal commitment)
Keith Carter, Sr., Proviso East (Loyola-Chicago)
Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, Sr., Park Tudor (Indiana)
Buddy Hield, Sr., Sunrise Christian Academy
Malcolm Hill, Jr., Belleville East (Illinois)
Elijah Macon, Sr., Huntington Prep (West Virginia)
Georges Niang, Sr., Tilton (Iowa State)
Nerlens Noel, Jr., Tilton
Wayne Selden, So., Tilton
Craig Sword, Sr., Carver (Mississippi State)
Negus Webster-Chan, Sr., Huntington Prep
Andrew Wiggins, So., Huntington Prep