Big men Thompson, Kanter impressive

LAS VEGAS -- The Impact Basketball Academy Classic was held this past weekend at the Impact Basketball facility. The three-day event was hosted by Impact Basketball Academy and organized by Rich Marcucci; compliments go to Marcucci for doing a terrific job of organizing the Classic and getting an impressive selection of prep school teams from across the nation to attend. This event was the academy's first major prep school tournament; Impact hopes it will become an annual tradition. Each team invited to the Classic played at least two games, with some of the teams playing up to four games on the weekend. The event was a success in that spectators could evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the country's elite and sleeper talents. ESPNU 100 prospects Tristan Thompson (Brampton, Ont./Findlay Prep) and Cory Joseph (Toronto/Findlay Prep) and international sensation Enes Kanter (Turkey/Stoneridge Prep) continued to shine. We also found a few fast rising prospects and some underclassmen who could become household names in the coming months.

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