Select players are invited to play in the Boys State Tournament without qualifying through a regional tournament. The exemptions are based the following criteria:
There will be no exceptions to the exemption criteria stated above. These are the only cases where exemptions to the state tournament will be granted.
To receive an exemption, players must not have turned 19 before the last day of that year's national tournament (same age cut-off for the rest of the tournament field).
If a player chooses to play in a tournament from which he is exempt, his exemption is forfeited.