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  • 2020 Hoophall Classic schedule announced

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    The nation’s premier basketball event will once again showcase the country’s elite high school basketball teams. This year’s top matchups include Paul VI High School (Va.) vs. Sierra Canyon School (Calif.), DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.) and Rancho Christian School (Calif.), Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. Bishop Gorman High School (Nev.), Montverde Academy (Fla.) vs. IMG Academy (Fla.). Complete broadcast information will be released at a later date.

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule for the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay, an annual basketball showcase now in its nineteenth year at Springfield College. Games will be played at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College Jan. 16-20, 2020, during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

    “The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of hosting the top players and programs in the country in the Birthplace of Basketball,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “This event has continued to elevate year-over-year and we greatly appreciate the support of the fans and our partners, Spalding and Eastbay along with our tremendous hosts at Springfield College. The Hall of Fame is proud to host one of the most storied high school showcases in the country, while celebrating the game and allowing its participants to visit our world-class museum.”

    “Hoophall Classic is a historic showcase that delivers joy and excitement to fans nationwide. As a leader in the basketball category, we are proud of our long-standing partnership with the Basketball Hall of Fame as the official ball of the Hoophall Classic,” said Jack Marquardt, VP Brand Communications, Spalding. “Every year, the event is filled with future stars, electrifying games and fan engagement. This year’s schedule will carry on that legacy, and we’re grateful to be involved.”

    “With strong roots in basketball, Eastbay is proud to continue its partnership with Hoophall Classic to celebrate these best-in-class young athletes,” said Jason Brown, VP of Marketing for Eastbay and Champs Sports. “The teams and players participating are truly the future of the sport and are already inspiring the next generation. I have no doubt we’ll see another Hoophall alum on an Eastbay cover in the near future.”

    Over the past 18 years, Hoophall Classic spectators have been treated to more than 100 future NBA players and an abundance of rising talent, including NBA superstars Anthony Davis (2011), Kevin Durant (2006), Kyrie Irving (2010), Ben Simmons (2015) Jayson Tatum (2016) and Zion Williamson (2018). Fans can expect to see more rising stars with this year’s contest featuring 14 of the top 20 seniors as ranked by ESPN including: #1 Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian), Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy), Jalen Green (Prolific Prep), Jalen Johnson (IMG Academy), Ziaire Williams (Sierra Canyon School), B.J. Boston (Sierra Canyon School), Scottie Barnes (Montverde Academy) and Terrance Clarke (Brewster Academy). A total of 43 players out of the ESPN Top 100 in the Class of 2020 will participate. Standouts in ESPN’s Top 10 for the Class of 2021 include #1-ranked Jonathan Kuminga (The Patrick School), Michael Foster (Hillcrest Prep), Moussa Diabate (IMG Academy) and A.J. Griffin (Archbishop Stepinac).

    Supporting sponsors of the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay include Nike, Springfield College, Gatorade, ShotTracker, Big Y, MGM Springfield, GEICO and the Air Force Reserve. Tickets for the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic will be on-sale October 10,, 2019 at 1:00 PM EST. To purchase tickets, log onto tickets.hoophall.com.

    Schedule

    (Boys) Thursday, January 16

    4:00PM  Sutton High School, MA vs.  Longmeadow High School, MA  

    5:30PM Chicopee High School, MA vs. Taconic High School, MA   

    7:00 PM Putnam High School, MA vs. High School of Science & Technology, MA   

    9:00 PM  Springfield Central High School, MA vs. Sabis International Charter School, MA  


    (Girls) Friday, January 17

    4:00PM  West Springfield High School, MA vs. Taconic High School, MA   

    5:30PM  Hoosac Valley High School, MA vs. Millbury High School, MA   

    7:00PM  Longmeadow High School, MA vs. Wahconah Regional High School, MA   

    9:00PM  Springfield Central High School, MA vs. Central Catholic High School, MA  


    (Boys) SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

    9:00AM  Albany Academy, NY vs. Sanford School, DE   

    10:30AM  East Catholic High School, CT vs. Archbishop Stepinac High School, NY   

    12 NOON  DeMatha Catholic High School, MD vs. Simeon Career Academy, IL   

    1:30PM  Roselle Catholic High School, NJ vs. Bishop Gorman High School, NV  

    3:00PM  Gonzaga College High School, DC vs. LaLumiere School, IN   

    4:30PM  Camden High School, NJ vs. Rancho Christian School, CA    

    6:00PM  The Patrick School, NJ vs. IMG Academy, FL   

    8:00PM  Dominican High School, WI vs. Sierra Canyon School, CA   


    (Boys) Sunday, JANUARY 19

    9:00AM  Wilbraham and Monson Academy, MA vs. St. Thomas More School, CT   

    10:45AM  Cushing Academy, MA vs. CBD – Montverde Academy, FL   

    12:30PM  Orangeville Prep, CAN vs. Brewster Academy, NH   

    2:15PM  The Patrick School, NJ vs. Whitney Young High School, IL   

    4:00PM  Sunrise Christian Academy, KS vs. Hillcrest Prep, AZ   

    5:45PM  LaLumiere School, IN vs. Prolific Prep, CA  

    7:30PM  Montverde Academy, FL vs. IMG Academy, FL  

    9:00 PM Woodstock Academy, CT vs. Vermont Academy, VT  


    (Boys) Monday, January 20

    9:00AM Bishop O’Connell High School, VA vs. Mater Dei High School, CA   

    11:00AM  Paul VI High School, VA vs. Sierra Canyon School, CA  

    1:00PM   DeMatha Catholic High School, MD vs. Rancho Christian School, CA  

    3:00PM Oak Hill Academy, VA vs. Bishop Gorman High School, NV  

    5:00PM  McEachern High School, GA vs Montverde Academy, FL  

    7:00PM Springfield Central High School, MA vs. St. John’s High School, MA   



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.