Between a wild Cinderella story from the No. 8-seeded Jackson TN UnderDawgs and Overseas Elite keeping its pursuit of perfection alive, the sixth iteration of The Basketball Tournament is living up to the hype.
This is just the beginning, though, as the tournament's quarterfinal round begins Thursday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN), with eight teams looking to complete their quest over the next week at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago for the $2 million winner-take-all prize.
As we reshuffle the deck, we take a look at the top 25 players who could have the biggest impact on this tournament. Our rankings are not based solely on past collegiate or pro achievements -- they are a cumulative look at the player's history in TBT, how they are performing this summer, and what they have accomplished recently, either in the NBA or overseas: