The DREAM (Developing Resources through Education and Athletics in Mesa) Foundation and the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the inaugural Southwest Prep Classic presented by Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix-Mesa scheduled for January 29-31, 2010 at Mesa Community College.

Teams participating in this round-robin event are Impact Academy (Las Vegas, NV), Raleigh's Finest Academy (Oklahoma City, OK), South Kent School (Kent, CT), and Westwind Prep International (Phoenix, AZ).

Players of interest in the tournament include:

Westwind Prep International

Jamal Franklin, 6'5" - San Diego State University
Ludavic Ndaye, 6'9" - Cleveland State University
Tony Snell, 6'8" - University of New Mexico
Freddie Wilson, 6'2" - Seattle University

South Kent School

Nemanja Durisic, 6'8" - uncommitted
Chris Johnson, 6'6" - USC, Seton Hall, Cal State-Northridge
J.J. Moore, 6'6" - University of Pittsburgh
Russell Smith, 6'2" - University of Louisville

Raleigh's Finest Academy

Tyler Earls, 6'4" - USC, Lamar, Middle Tennessee State
Julian Robinson, 6'8" - uncommitted
Edward Williams, 6'2" - ASU, USC, Florida International, North Carolina State

Game Schedule

Friday, January 29: 6 pm - Raleigh's Finest vs. South Kent; 8 pm - Westwind vs. Impact
Saturday, January 30:  1:30 pm - Impact vs. Raleigh's Finest; 3:30 pm - South Kent vs. Westwind
Sunday, January 31:  10 am - Impact vs. South Kent; Noon - Westwind vs. Raleigh's Finest

Site of the six-game event is Theo Heap Gym on the campus of Mesa (AZ) Community College, 1833 West Southern Avenue, Mesa. Presenting sponsor and host hotel is the Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix-Mesa, 1221 South Westwood Avenue, Mesa.

If you have any questions or need information, please contact Marc A. Beasley at 602.321.1369 or