Dave Telep's 7th annual Carolina Challenge, a showcase of the state's top boys' basketball talent, announced its first invitees on Friday.
The Challenge will be held at Ravenscroft on March 23, and so far it will include nine Triangle area players.
They are: Clayton's Gary Clark, Apex's T.J. Evans and Ian Boyd, Ravenscroft's Chris Corchiani Jr., Sanderson's Parker Fennema, North Raleigh Christian's Phillip Haynes, Broughton's Cameron Gottfried, Northern Durham's Ricky Council, Garner's Julius Barnes, Cardinal Gibbons' Austin Burnette, Panther Creek's Akeem Tate and Juan Munoz, Riverside's Justice Kithcart, Millbrook's Rob Brown, Middle Creek's Quentin Jackson, Chapel Hill's Brian Thornton and Durham Academy's Alston Thompson.
The full list is below. In the release, it says more players will be invited at a later date, depending in part on their postseason performances.