Evaluation Period over but play continues

Jahlil Okafor highlighted the 2013 adidas Nations event.

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When the third and final evaluation period ended on Sunday, July 27, it meant that college coaches finally are able to head back to their campuses and spend the majority of the near future recruiting from home.

However, for many of the nation’s top prospects in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 classes, a long travel season that began in April continues.

Starting Friday, Aug. 1, adidas Nations will tip off in Garden Grove, Calif., and it will be an event loaded with big names, from Jaylen Brown to Carlton Bragg to Brandon Ingram.

One week later, on Friday, Aug. 8, the USA Basketball U17 team will participate in the FIBA World Championships in Dupai, United Arab Emirates, which will run through Aug. 16. Prospects in attendance will include Diamond Stone, Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles.

On Aug. 23, New York City will host the Elite 24 game. Rosters haven’t been announced, but the event typically hosts the majority of the top upperclass prospects nationally.