Montverde-Huntington Prep Game Planned for Freedom Hall
Two of the premier high school teams in the nation appear to be headed toward an early March collision at Freedom Hall in Louisville.
Montverde (Fla.) Academy and Huntington (W.V.) Prep are in talks to play one another March 2 or 3 in a game that would feature Kentucky-bound big man Dakari Johnson against Kentucky target Andrew Wiggins.
“I think it’s pretty sure,” Montverde coach Kevin Boyle said Saturday after his team pounded Duke commit Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon, 82-53,, according to hthoops.com. “Until we get the contact in the mail, you never know.”
Montverde is currently No. 1 in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings, and Montverde is No. 3.
The 6-foot-8 Wiggins went for 29 points and 11 rebounds Saturday in a 45-41 win over Wesleyan Christian. The No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013, is considering Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina, among others.
Huntington has several Division 1 commits, including Florida State-bound shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Baylor-bound center Dominic Woodson, Arkansas-bound center Moses Kingsley and Tennessee-bound point guard Travon Landry.
Montverde also features Florida-bound point guard Kasey Hill, West Virginia-bound forward Devin Williams and uncommitted 2014 guard D’Angelo Russell.
Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.