There will be UK recruiting targets playing in every session of the Nike EYBL at the Kentucky Basketball Academy this weekend, but some games will be can't-miss affairs.
Here are five matchups to grab a good spot for if you head out to KBA over the next couple of days (court assignments subject to change):
1. St. Louis Eagles vs. Mokan Elite
When: 9:30 p.m. Friday
Where: Court 3
The first night of the EYBL in Lexington will finish with a battle of two players vying for the No. 1 ranking in their respective recruiting classes: 2016's Jayson Tatum and 2017's Michael Porter Jr. Both project at the small forward position, and there's a good chance they'll be defending each other throughout the game.
This one should draw the eyes of some of the biggest-name coaches in the building.
2. Team CP3 vs. Georgia Stars
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Court 3
Top UK target Harry Giles is likely to see his toughest test of the weekend when he goes up against the mammoth Georgia Stars frontcourt, which includes five-star post players Udoka Azubuike (2016), Abdulhakim Ado (2016) and Wendell Carter (2017).
Giles is a 6-foot-10 player and considered the best post prospect in the class of 2016.
The Georgia Stars guys are all 6-10 or taller, and Azubuike and Carter have already attracted heavy recruiting interest from UK.
3. St. Louis Eagles vs. Arkansas Wings
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Court 3
Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk are two of UK's biggest recruiting targets in the class of 2016, and they're arguably the two most entertaining players who will be in Lexington this weekend.
They faced off during a high school game in November: Monk scored 45 points and got the victory. Tatum had 31 points and 18 rebounds.
John Calipari traveled to Arkansas to watch that contest, and the UK coach will almost certainly be courtside for this one (if he can find a seat).
4. The Family vs. Nike South Beach
When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Court 1
Huntington Prep standout Miles Bridges has been on UK's radar for a while now, and the class of 2016 forward said this week that he thinks he's getting close to a scholarship offer from the Wildcats.
Bridges is coming to town with The Family, and just about every one of his games includes at least one jaw-dropping dunk.
South Beach star Zach Brown — a 7-footer from the class of 2017 — was one of the first players from that group to receive serious looks from the UK coaching staff. They'll get another chance to see the top-five recruit this weekend.
5. Team Takeover vs. Pro Skills
When: 8 p.m. Friday
Where: Court 5
UK target V.J. King played barely more than one game in the first EYBL session before sitting out the rest of the weekend with an injury.
He's expected to be back at full strength in Lexington, and his offensive versatility should be on full display on opening night against Texas-based Pro Skills, who are led by elite class of 2016 center Marques Bolden and come to town with a perfect 4-0 record in league play.
The Washington, D.C.-based Team Takeover squad also includes DeMatha Catholic shooting guard D.J. Harvey, a class of 2017 prospect who received a recruiting visit from John Calipari last November.