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Wednesday / June 23.
  • ESPN to broadcast more high school hoops games from Montverde Academy event

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    ESPN continues its coverage of elite high school basketball with two more GEICO High School Basketball Showcase games on ESPNU, as well as eight games on ESPN3, as part of ESPN High School Basketball presented by the US Marines. The nine boys games feature six teams ranked in the ESPN High School Basketball Top 25, and 22 ranked players, including two top-10 ranked seniors and three top-10 ranked juniors.

    The Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament will host ten games over three days featuring teams from the newly formed National Interscholastic Basketball Conference (NIBC): January 30, February 5 and 6. The event Includes a rematch of the top five matchup between Montverde Academy and Sunrise Christian Academy on January 9, where Montverde Academy prevailed 58-52.

    For more on the NIBC, click here.

    Schedule:

    DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
    Sat, Jan 301:00 p.m.No. 2 Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. No. 10 AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.)ESPN3
    Sat, Jan 303:00 p.m.No. 9 Wasatch Academy (Ut.) vs. No. 19 La Lumiere (Ind.)ESPN3
    Sat, Jan 305:00 p.m.No. 4 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.)ESPN3
    Sat, Jan 307:00 p.m.Girls: Winter Haven (Fla.) vs. No. 5 Montverde Academy (Fla.)ESPN3
    Fri, Feb 53:00 p.m.No. 9 Wasatch Academy (Ut.) vs. No. 4 Oak Hill Academy (Va.)ESPNU
    Fri, Feb 55:00 p.m.No. 2 Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.)ESPNU
    Fri, Feb 57:00 p.m.Calvary Christian (Fla.) vs. No. 19 La Lumiere (Ind.)ESPN3
    Sat, Feb 62:00 p.m.Calvary Christian (Fla.) vs. No. 2 Sunrise Christian (Kan.)ESPN3
    Sat, Feb 64:00 p.m.No. 19 La Lumiere (Ind.) vs. No. 4 Oak Hill Academy (Va.) ESPN3
    Sat, Feb 66:00 p.m.No. 9 Wasatch Academy (Ut.) vs. No. 1 Montverde Academy (Fla.)ESPN3
    *All times listed are Eastern Standard Time

    ESPN 100 Recruits (Class of 2021):

    RankPlayerPositionHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
    7Caleb HoustanSFMontverde AcademyMichigan
    10Kennedy ChandlerPGSunrise ChristianTennessee
    20Kendall BrownSFSunrise ChristianBaylor
    23Langston LoveSGMontverde AcademyBaylor
    28Nolan HickmanPGWasatch AcademyKentucky
    31Zach ClemenceCSunrise ChristianKansas
    34TyTy WashingtonPGAZ Compass PrepCreighton
    44DaRon HolmesCAZ Compass PrepDayton
    63Jaden AkinsPGSunrise ChristianMichigan State
     ESPN 60 Recruits (Class of 2022)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh School
    2Jalen DurenCMontverde Academy
    6Dariq WhiteheadSGMontverde Academy
    10M.J. RiceSFOak Hill
    17Sadraque NgangaPFAZ Compass Prep
    21Gradey DickSGSunrise Christian
    22Jalen Hood-SchifinoSGMontverde Academy
    29Vincent IwuchukwuCLa Lumiere
    33Rickie IsaacsPGWasatch Academy
    38Justice WilliamsSGMontverde Academy
    50Malik ReneauCMontverde Academy
    54Roddy Gayle Jr.SFWasatch Academy
    59J.J. StarlingPGLa Lumiere
    ESPN 25 Recruits (Class of 2023)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh School
    20Sam WaltersPFMontverde Academy
    *Fan and media attendance will be very limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.



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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.