There will be two sessions, six days, 320 players, 16 states represented this week at Grand Canyon University for the first NCAA College Basketball Academy West Regional.

Monday is check-in day.

The first session runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at GCU Arena and Canyon Activity Center. The second session is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Games at GCU Arena are free to the public. They run from 3:20 p.m. to 10:15 on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday and Saturday. The Thursday and Sunday games are 9:25 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Rosters aren’t expected to be released by the NCAA until Monday night.

Drills and instruction will be given from 8:45 a.m. to 3:05 p.m., on days when games are from 3:20 to 10:15.

How many from Arizona?

There are only 12 players from Arizona. TyTy Washington, a 6-foot-3 junior  point guard at Laveen Cesar Chavez, is the most recruited  player from Arizona in the camp. He will be part of the second session.

Washington has 13 offers, two from Power 5 schools — Arizona State and TCU. GCU has offered Washington, along with Pepperdine, Montana, Pacific, Hofstra, Loyola-Marymount, Portland, Portland State, UC Santa Barbara and Santa Clara.

What are the states represented?

Arizona, California, Washington, Florida, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Carolina, New York, New Mexico, Hawaii, Nevada, Idaho.

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Who had the most players?

California has 118 players total, 59 in each session.

How are players invited?

Players had to nominate themselves through the NCAA and then are selected. The high school coach was not involved in this process. They had until early May to nominate. If they didn’t nominate themselves, they wouldn’t be invited.

What are the teams called?

They’re all named after NCAA Tournament championship teams. For example, Dwyane Wade’s son, Zaire, is playing for the 1981 Indiana Hoosiers, who play the 1984 Georgetown Hoyas at 3:20 on Tuesday. At the same time, Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shaqir, will be playing for the 1982 North Carolina Tar Heels against the 1980 Louisville Cardinals.

Where do they stay?

Participants get to stay in on-campus residence halls during their session.

Why are most of the state’s top players not here?

The elite players feel they really don’t need to be at this. College coaches know who the blue chips are and what they can do. This is more of a camp setting. Teams are being put together randomly, so there may not be much flow to the games. They could be choppy with players trying to show off to college coaches, instead of playing within a team concept.

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