Arguably the most prestigious national basketball invitational there is in high school basketball will once gain feature marquee match-ups next month. With some of the most sought after recruits scheduled to play, the 2011 Hoophall Classic is expected to showcase the nation’s top talent, as usual. From January 14th-17th in Blake Arena at Springfield College, the stars of tomorrow will be on display. Adult tickets are $12 in advance from HOF Box Office and $15 at the door. For students/youth (18 & under), is $9 in advance and $10 at the door. All patrons that present a Big Y World Class Market Savings Card will receive a $1 discount on each ticket purchased.
Some of the notables match-ups are:
St. Anthony vs. DeMatha (4pm)
#5 team against #14 team in the nation, respectively. DeMatha boasts two Top-50 rated players in Mikael Hopkins (Georgetown) and James Robinson (Class of ’12). St. Anthony is lead by backcourt mates Myles Mack (Rutgers) and Kyle Anderson (#2 PG Class of ’12).
Oak Hill vs. Milton (8pm)
#2 ranked Oak Hill and their 5 Top-60 players square up against #3 Milton, led by Ohio State commit Shannon Scott and Vanderbilt-bound Dai-Jon Parker.
St.Thomas More vs. Hargrave (12:30pm)
This match-up showcases the #1 ranked Junior in the nation, Andre Drummond, of St. Thomas More against a team loaded with 5 Top 100 ranked players, in Hargrave Military Academy. Hargrave is led by #13 overall player PJ Hairston, a UNC commit.
Dallas Lincoln vs. Findlay (3pm)
Myck Kabongo (#10 overall) headlines a stacked Findlay team, ranked #1 in the country. LeBryan Nash, one of the most explosive scorers in high school basketball and ranked #12 overall will guide Dallas Lincoln in this heavyweight contest.
Complete 2011 Spalding Hoophall Classic Schedule
Friday 3:00 PM Girls Springfield Central High School, MA VS. East Longmeadow High School, MA
Friday 4:30 PM Girls Sabis Charter School, MA VS. Frontier Regional High School, MA
Friday 6:00 PM Girls Murry Bergtraum High School, NY VS. Mater Dei High School, CA
Friday 7:30 PM Boys Belchertown High School, MA VS. Hoosac Valley High School, MA
Friday 9:00 PM Boys Sabis Charter School, MA VS. Taconic High School, MA
Saturday 11:00 AM Boys West Springfield High School, MA VS. East Hartford High School, CT
Saturday 12:30 PM Boys Albany Academy, Albany, NY VS. New London High School, CT
Saturday 2:00 PM Boys Mount Vernon High School, NY VS. Taft High School, CA
Saturday 4:00 PM Boys St. Anthony High School, NJ VS. DeMatha Catholic High School, MD
Saturday 5:45 PM Boys Morgan Park High School, IL VS. Seattle Garfield High School, WA
Saturday 8:00 PM Boys Oak Hill Academy, VA VS. Milton High School, GA
Saturday 9:30 PM Boys Chicopee High School, MA VS. Columbia High School, AL
Sunday 11:00 AM Boys St. Mark’s School, MA VS. Life Center Academy, NJ
Sunday 12:30 PM Boys St. Thomas More School, CT VS. Hargrave Military Academy, VA
Sunday 2:00 PM Boys St. Andrew’s School, RI VS. Findlay College Prep, NV
Sunday 4;30 PM Boys Jamesville-Dewitt High School, NY VS. Webster Groves High School, MO
Sunday 6:00 PM Boys Springfield Central High School, MA VS. Newton North High School, MA
Sunday 7:30 PM Boys Sabis Charter School, MA VS. New Mission High School, MA
Sunday 9:00 PM SKILLS CHALLENGE @ BLAKE ARENA
Monday 9:00 AM Boys St. John’s Prep – Danvers, MA VS. Perspecitves Charter School IL
Monday 11:00 AM Boys Christ the King High School, NY VS. Westchester Country Day School, NC
Monday 1:00 PM Boys St. Patrick High School, NJ VS. Bishop Gorman High School, NV
Monday 3:00 PM Boys Dallas Lincoln High School, TX VS. Findlay College Prep, NV
Monday 5:00 PM Boys Academy of the New Church, PA VS. Boys and Girls High School, NY
Monday 7:00 PM Boys East Longmeadow High School, MA VS. Northampton High School, MA
Players to look out for include:
Wayne Blackshear Hometown: Chicago, IL HS: Morgan Park College: Louisville
Rakeem Christmas Hometown: Philadelphia, PA, HS: Academy New College: Syracuse
Anthony Davis Hometown: Chicago, IL, HS: Perspectives Charter School College: Kentucky
Michael Gilchrist Hometown: Somerdale, NJ HS: St. Patrick College: Kentucky
Myck Kabongo Hometown: Toronto, Can HS: Findlay Prep College: Texas
Quincy Miller Hometown: North Chicago, IL HS: Westchester Country Day College: Baylor
LeBryan Nash Hometown: Dallas, TX HS: Lincoln College: Oklahoma State
Tony Wroten, Jr Hometown: Renton, WA HS: Garfield College: Washington
For updates and more information on the Hoophall Classic visit their official website, www.thehoophallclassic.com.