With the madness of March creeping in, it's just about time for high school basketball players to fill out their Letters of Intent and pick a school where they can display their talents.
But for 10 elite high school seniors, it's time to get ready to represent the United States World Junior Team in the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit.
Two of the 10 players selected are from Massachusetts. The first of which is Nerlens Noel, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center out of Everett, Mass. Noel is currently the class of 2012's No. 1 ranked prospect on ESPNU's Top 100 list, thanks to his incredible defensive skills and athleticism.
Backing Noel up at center will be Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-foot center out of Southborough, Mass. Born in New Hampshire, Tarczewski plays his high school ball at St. Marks High School, where he has developed into a well rounded, true center.
The U.S. team will enter the Summit with minimal experience, as only two of the 10 players on the roster have competed in international play. However, the class of 2012 might be one of the most talented group of athletes in recent years, with players such as Shabazz Muhammad (No. 2 ranked prospect) and Kyle Anderson (No. 4 ranked) ready to compete against the worlds' best.
Here is USA Basketball's complete roster for the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit:
Kyle Anderson (St. Anthony H.S./North Bergen, N.J.)
Archie Goodwin (Sylvan Hills H.S./Little Rock, Ark.)
Gary Harris (Hamilton Southeastern H.S./Fishers, Ind.)
Mitch McGary (Brewster Academy/Porter, Ind.)
Shabazz Muhammad (Bishop Gorman H.S./Las Vegas, Nev.)
Nerlens Noel (The Tilton School, N.H./Everett, Ma.)
Marcus Paige (Linn-Mar H.S./Marion, Iowa)
Tony Parker (Miller Grove H.S./Lithonia, Ga.)
Rasheed Sulaimon (Strake Jesuit College Prep/Houston, Texas)
Kaleb Tarczewski (St. Mark's School, Mass./Claremont, N.H.)
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