And so it begins.
Wednesday, July 10 marks the first day of the July live recruiting period in college basketball, the summer's first time that Division I head coaches and assistants are able to evaluate players at events and tournaments.
Of the 31 days in the month of July, coaches are allowed to evaluate players 15 of those days, split up into three, five-day periods.
The first of those three period begins July 10 at 5 p.m. and runs through July 14 at 5 p.m. Within that time frame are a few major tournaments across the country:
Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)
Peach Jam is the crown jewel of Nike's EYBL circuit and annually draws the largest crowd of high-major coaches during the live recruiting period.
Team Takeover (D.C.), a local powerhouse and program that produced No. 2 overall pick Victor Oladipo, has qualified for the tournament and is in a strong Pool A.
A number of Georgetown and Maryland targets will be competing in South Carolina this week, including the following:
Phil Booth (Team Takeover, Georgetown target)
Kelly Oubre (Houston Hoop, Georgetown target)
Abdul-Malik Abu (Expression Elite, Maryland target)
Trayvon Reed (E1T1, Maryland target)
Terry Larrier (Team Scan, Maryland target)
Reebok Breakout Classic (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Last season's Breakout Classic was one of the major draws of the live period and featured some of the top talent in the country.
Taking a look at the rosters for this time around and you can expect the same.
Among those in attendance will be Maryland commits Romelo Trimble and Jared Nickens, both of whom are slated to be part of the Terrapins' 2014 class.
Adidas Invitational (Indianapolis, Ind.)
With the other two events going on, Adidas takes the final cut of the talent pie. Despite having to compete, this should still be a high-quality tournament. Check out their website here.
Editor's Note: Comcast SportsNet will have previews of the second and third live recruiting periods prior to when they get underway (July 17-21, July 24-28)