Video: James Wiseman highlightsSee the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2019 in action.
Annually one of high school basketball's top tournaments, the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions announced its 2019 lineup Wednesday.
The 35th edition of the event will take place Jan. 17-19 at JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University.Bass Pro Shops TOC 2019 Participants: Belleville West (Belleville, Ill.) | Memphis East (Memphis, Tenn.) | McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.) | Parkview (Springfield, Mo.) | Rock Bridge (Columbia, Mo.) | Shadow Mountain (Phoenix, Ariz.) | Springfield Catholic (Springfield, Mo.) | Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
Headlining the field will be 2018 state champions Belleville West, Memphis East and Shadow Mountain. Those three teams combined to go 88-7 in 2017-18 and are expected to return major stars next season.
Belleville West features Illinois Player of the Year and MaxPreps All-American E.J. Liddell
Memphis East is led by the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2019 in 6-foot-11 James Wiseman
, who recently indicated he plans to remain at the school despite the departure of head coach Penny Hardaway. Top 150 prospects Chandler Lawson
and Malcolm Dandridge
bring additional starpower to the Mustangs roster.
Shadow Mountain has captured state titles in four of the past five seasons and has won 70 in a row against teams from Arizona. Arizona State commitment Jaelen House
will be back after putting up 18.6 points and 5.3 assists per game in 2017-18.
Additional attractions in the field include McEachern and Sunrise Christian Academy.
McEachern finished the season ranked No. 20 nationally by MaxPreps despite coming up short in its bid for a state title. Sharife Cooper
and Isaac Okoro
will be back to make the Indians a contender once again in 2018-19.
Sunrise Christian Academy features one of the fastest-rising prospects in the country in 6-foot-11 sophomore N'Faly Dante
Round out the field will be Rock Bridge and local entries Parkview and Springfield Catholic.