Teams for 2016 DICK’S Sporting Goods HS Nationals Revealed

The field is set for this year's national tourney.
by March 09, 2016
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The DICK’S HS national tourney will be returning to New York City this spring for a third consecutive year and today the selected teams were revealed.

Full info below from USA Today:

For the first time, all 12 teams in the DICK’S Sporing Goods High School Nationals are in the Super 25 basketball rankings.

 

While the current No. 1 boys team, Chino Hills (Calif.) is not eligible for the event because of state association rules, the boys field for the tournament includes: No. 2 Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.); No. 3 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.); No. 6 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.); No. 11 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark); No. 12 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.); No. 17 Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.); No. 18 Providence Day (Charlotte); and No. 19 Wasatch Academy (Mount Pleasant, Utah).

 

The first round and second rounds will be played at Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.). The first-round boys games on March 31 will be on ESPNU:  St. Benedict’s will play La Lumiere at noon; Oak Hill will play Wasatch at 2 p.m.; Montverde will play Providence Day at 4 p.m.; and Findlay Prep will play Miller Grove at 6 p.m.

 

The April 1 boys semifinals will be on ESPN2 and will feature the St. Benedict’s-La Lumiere winner at 3 p.m. vs. the Montverde-Providence Day winner. The 5 p.m. semifinal will feature the Findlay Prep-Miller Grove winner vs. the Oak Hill-Wasatch winner.

 

The championship will be played on ESPN at noon on April 2 from Madison Square Garden. If the top two seeds prevail, there’s an opportunity for a Oak Hill vs. Montverde matchup for the third consecutive season at the tournament. Montverde has won the event three consecutive seasons.

 

The girls field includes four ranked teams: No. 6 Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.); No. 13 Seton Catholic (Chandler, Ariz.); No. 16 Ribault (Jacksonville, Fla.) and No. 17 St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.).