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Saturday / January 16.
  • ESPN announces High School Hoops coverage

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    The GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase continues its coverage of elite high school basketball on Sunday, Jan. 17 and Monday, Jan.18. The schedule will start with three games on ESPN3, followed by five games on ESPN and ESPNU. In total, the eight-game schedule will include 10 teams from nine states, featuring several high profile national programs. All games will be played at The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex in Springfield, Va.

    The two-day schedule will feature appearances by 30 ESPN ranked players, including three top-10 ranked seniors: No. 7 Caleb Houstan and No. 8 Moussa Diabate (both Michigan commits), and No. 10 Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee commit), as well as and four top-10 juniors: No. 2 Jalen Duren, No. 6 Dariq Whitehead, No. 8 Jaden Bradley and No. 9 Jarace Walker.

    Schedule:

    DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
    Sun, Jan 171:30 p.m.Bishop Walsh (Md.) vs. Legacy Early College (S.C.)
    Joe Tordy, Adam Finklestein
    ESPN3
    Sun, Jan 173:30 p.m.Oak Hill (Va.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.)
    Joe Tordy, Adam Finklestein
    ESPN3
    Sun, Jan 175:30 p.m.Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. AZ Compass (Ariz.)
    Joe Tordy, Adam Finklestein
    ESPN3
    DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
    Sun, Jan 177:30 p.m.IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. Montverde Academy (Fla.)
    Ted Emrich, Paul Biancardi
    ESPN
    Mon, Jan 1811 a.m.Legacy Early College (S.C.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.)
    Ted Emrich, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
    Mon, Jan 181 p.m.iSchool of Lewisville (Tex.) vs. Oak Hill (Va.)
    Ted Emrich, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
    Mon, Jan 183 p.m.IMG Academy (Fla.) vs.  Sunrise Christian (Kan.)
    Ted Emrich, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
    Mon, Jan 185 p.m.Montverde Academy (Fla.) vs. Wasatch Academy (Utah)
    Ted Emrich, Paul Biancardi
    ESPNU
    *All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

    ESPN 100 Recruits (Class of 2021)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
    7Caleb HoustanSFMontverde AcademyMichigan
    8Moussa DiabatePFIMG AcademyMichigan
    10Kennedy ChandlerPGSunrise ChristianTennessee
    20Kendall BrownSFSunrise ChristianBaylor
    22Bryce McGowensSGLegacy Early CollegeNebraska
    23Langston LoveSGMontverde AcademyBaylor
    28Nolan HickmanPGWasatch AcaemyKentucky
    31Zach ClemenceCSunrise ChristianKansas
    34TyTy WashingtonPGAZ CompassCreighton
    44DaRon HolmesCAZ CompassDayton
    53Tamar BatesSGIMG AcademyTexas
    63Jaden AkinsPGSunrise ChristianMichigan State
    ESPN 60 Recruits (Class of 2022)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh School
    2Jalen DurenCMontverde Academy
    6Dariq WhiteheadSGMontverde Academy
    8Jaden BradleyPGIMG Academy
    9Jarace WalkerPFIMG Academy
    10M.J. RiceSFOak Hill
    12Keyonte GeorgeSGiSchool of Lewisville
    17Sadraque NgangaPFAZ Compass
    21Gradey DickSGSunrise Christian
    22Jalen Hood-SchifinoSGMontverde Academy
    29Vincent IwuchukwuCLa Lumiere
    31Eric Dailey Jr.PFIMG Academy
    33Rickie IsaacsPGWasatch Academy
    36Jett HowardSGIMG Academy
    38Justice WilliamsSGMontverde Academy
    50Malik ReneauCMontverde Academy
    54Roddy Gayle Jr.SFWasatch Academy
    59J.J. StarlingPGLa Lumiere


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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.