The 2013 NCAA Evaluation Period is set to begin today on Friday, April 19th, and for this year's superb crop of players in Arizona's loaded 2014 class, it couldn't get here soon enough. Arizona's 2014 Class just might be the best class of college prospects the state has ever seen, and the quest to prove so will begin this afternoon when several high-exposure club events get underway - the Double Pump Hoop Fest and the Nike EYBL Basketball Tournament in Los Angeles, and the Pangos Spring Spectacular in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In each of these three events, each of the elite and top prospects in Arizona's 2014 class will be competing over the weekend in front of a large number of division-I college coaches, as college coaches begin their pursuit of the nation's best talent in the junior class.
Such big-time talents as Westwind's 6-foot-8 junior guard/forward Zylan Cheatham, Mesa Mountain View's 6-foot-10 junior post Payton Dastrup, Westview's 6-foot-8 junior forward Andre Adams, Pinnacle's 6-foot-4 junior guard Dorian Pickens and Corona Del Sol's 6-foot-3 junior point guard Casey Benson will headline a long list of talented prospects in the class. Each prospect will each be looking to raise their recruiting stock.
The manner in which to raise one's recruiting stock is based on winning games and playing well, so the tension will be high this weekend for each of the participants.
Arizona Preps will be covering each event this weekend, and bringing you updated coverage of the weekend's top performers. We will first be in Las Vegas for Saturday's action, and then will travel to California to catch the final day's action in Los Angeles.
Stay tuned for this weekend's top performers, as this weekend will begin to define the spring evaluation period.