by Rodger Bohn / @rodgerbohn

The Good Smaritan Flyin’ To The Hoop tournament has long been a staple in the Midwest, but has seen itself evolve into one of the top tournaments nationally over the last few years. Held in basketball-rich Dayton, OH, FTTH usually packs out the gym with nearly 4,000 fans each night who come out to get a glimpse at basketball’s next group of stars before they hit the League. We’ll be right there taking in the action alongside those fans in what should be an amazing four days of basketball.

From our friends at the Good Samaritan Flyin’ To The Hoop:

I am excited to announce the 11th annual Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Boy’s High School Basketball Invitational in Dayton, Ohio. This CBS Sports / Max Preps #2 Nationally ranked event will again take place MLK weekend (Jan. 18-21) of 2013 in the 4,000+ seat TRENT ARENA (www.trentarena.com) in Dayton, OH. We expect 20,000 people to attend and enjoy the games over that weekend from communities all over the tri-state area.

The event will feature at total of 34 teams – 16 from the Dayton / Cincinnati area and the rest consisting of high–caliber national teams. The participating teams will play “shoot-out” matches for a total of 20 games over the 4-day holiday weekend. This year’s talent is the best we’ve had…

Nine states represented this year – OH, IN, NY, NJ, NC, WV, TX, GA & NV

Preseason Nationally Ranked Teams:

Huntington Prep, WV (Top 5 Team) vs. La Lumiere, IN (Top 20 Team)
Findlay Prep, NV (#1 Team in Country) vs. Thurgood Marshall (Ohio #1 for Div. 2)
La Lumiere, IN (Top 20 Team) vs. Trotwood
Prime Prep, TX (Top 20 Team) vs. Wayne
Quality Education Academy, NC (Top 50 Team) vs. Westerville North & Springboro

Preseason #1 in Ohio for Div. I – Walnut Hills HS

Preseason #1 in Ohio for Div. 2 – Thurgood Marshall HS

Defending Div. 2 State Champs (Dunbar) vs. Garfield Heights

6 5-star Participating players so far
#1 Junior in Nation & #1 NBA Prospect (Andrew Wiggins, Huntington Prep)
12 of the Top 100 Seniors in Nation
3 of the Top 20 Juniors in Nation– Wiggins (Huntington), Mudiay (Prime) & Jackson (HCYA) 2 of the Top 25 Sophomores in Nation – Giddons & Johnson (both from Wheeler)

20 4-star Participating players so far

50+ NCAA Division I potential players

Please call (937) 704-9670 x112 or check the website (www.flyintothehoop.com) for more information.

Friday, January 18, 2013
Game #1: 6:30 pm Findlay Prep (NV) vs. Thurgood Marshall (OH)
Game #2: 8:15 pm Huntington Prep (WV) vs. La Lumiere (IN)

Saturday, January 19, 2013
Game #3: 11:30 am Xenia (OH) vs. Buford (GA)
Game #4: 1:15 pm Northland (OH) vs. Wilmington (OH)
Game #5: 3:00 pm Westerville North (OH) vs. Quality Education Academy (NC)
Game #6: 4:45 pm Our Savior (NY) vs. Lakota East (OH)
Game #7: 6:30 pm HCYA (TX) vs. Franklin (OH)
Game #8: 8:15 pm La Lumiere (IN) vs. Trotwood (OH)

Sunday, January 20, 2013
Game #9: 11:30 am Massillon Jackson (OH) vs. Aiken (OH)
Game #10: 1:15 pm St. Ignatius (OH) vs. Our Savior (NY)
Game #11: 3:00 pm St. Vincent – St. Mary (OH) vs. HCYA (TX)
Game #12: 4:45 pm Roselle Catholic (NJ) vs. Walnut Hills (OH)
Game #13: 6:30 pm Garfield Heights (OH) vs. Dunbar (OH)
Game #14: 8:15 pm Quality Education Academy (NC) vs. Springboro (OH)

Monday, January 21, 2013
Game #15: 11:30 am Buford (GA) vs. Kettering Fairmont (OH)
Game #16: 1:15 pm Greeneview (OH) vs. Ft. Recovery (OH)
Game #17: 3:00 pm Wheeler (GA) vs. Centerville (OH)
Game #18: 4:45 pm Cleveland Central Catholic (OH) vs. Alter (OH)
Game #19: 6:30 pm Our Savior (NY) vs. Beavercreek (OH)
Game #20: 8:15 pm Prime Prep (TX) vs. Wayne (OH)