Making a case for No. 1

Updated: April 11, 2011, 2:40 PM ET
By Mike LaPlante, ESPN Recruiting
The first session of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) is in the books. The Boo Williams Sportsplex is an outstanding facility to evaluate talent and we learned a lot about some of the top players in the 2012, 2013 & 2014 classes.

Nike has done a great job with this event. The competitive environment, where every game counts, sheds some good insight about a player's ability to fight through adversity while it also affords some under-the-radar players the opportunity to showcase their talents against some of the elite players at their position.

There were a few players that caught my attention and it will be interesting to follow their development through the spring and summer evaluation periods. During the week I am going to be blogging on some observations from the weekend.