It may not be what it was created to be - the definitive high school boys basketball national championship tournament.
But this year's version of the National High School Invitational does nicely fill the bill of what it has become - the final event of the season, one filled with some pretty top teams.
And so it goes for the NHSI, which starts Friday at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md.
Six of the eight teams in the tournament are in the RivalsHigh Top 100 - No. 3 Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep, No. 10 Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian, No. 11 Monteverde (Fla.) Academy, No. 12 Pompano Beach (Fla.) Blanche Ely, No. 15 Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict's Prep, No. 24 La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere, No. 89 Raleigh (N.C.) Ravenscroft and unranked Washington (D.C.) Coolidge.