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Wednesday / December 8.
  • ESPN announces High School basketball schedule

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    The 2021-2022 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase will feature a 10-game schedule, tipping-off on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. ET with St. Vincent St. Mary (Ohio) vs. Sierra Canyon (Calif.) from Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif. on ESPN2. Top talent showcased throughout the season include nearly 60 ranked players from the ESPN 100 (’22), ESPN 60 (’23) and ESPN 25 (’24), 34 of whom have already committed to top college programs.

    Schedule Highlights:

    • 19 of the top 25 ranked players in the ESPN 100 will be featured.
    • Hoophall Classic: ESPN2 and ESPNU will air six games from the Hoophall Classic, held at Springfield College’s Blake Arena in Springfield, Mass. on Sunday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 17. Additionally, earlier games from the Hoophall Classic, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, will be available on ESPN+.
    • Sierra Canyon, anchored by their five ESPN ranked players, will be featured on three separate occasions during the season.
    “This year’s GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase is loaded with elite talent and exceptional teams,” said ESPN analyst and national recruiting director Paul Biancardi. “With some of the best and brightest stars on display from all classes, these matchups will provide the highest level of competition coupled with dynamic game atmospheres on the biggest stage.”

    For in-depth coverage of the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase, including highlights and exclusive behind the scenes content, follow @sportscenternext on Instagram.

    2021-2022 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase Schedule

     DateTime (ET)MatchupNetwork
    Sat, Dec 410 p.m.St. Vincent St. Mary (Ohio) vs. Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
    from Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
    ESPN2
    Fri, Dec 175 p.m.Roselle Catholic (N.J.) vs. Camden (N.J.)
    from Camden HS, Camden, N.J.
    ESPNU
    Fri, Jan 79 p.m.Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. Isidore Newman School (La.)ESPN2
    Sun, Jan 167 p.m.Gill St. Bernard (N.J.) vs. Westtown (Pa.)
    from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.
    ESPN2
    9 p.m.La Lumiere (Ind.) vs. AZ Compass (Ariz.)
    from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.
    ESPN2
    Mon, Jan 1711 a.m.Life Christian (Fla.) vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Mass.), from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.ESPNU
    1 p.m.Milton (Ga.) vs. Camden (N.J.)
    from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.
    ESPNU
    3 p.m.IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. Montverde Academy (Fla.)
    from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.
    ESPNU
    5 p.m.Link Academy (Mo.) vs. Prolific Prep (Calif.)
    from Blake Arena, Springfield College, Mass.
    ESPNU
    Sat, Jan 298 p.m.Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. Camden (N.J.)
    from PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.
    ESPNU
    ESPN 100 Recruits in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase (Class of 2022)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
    2Dereck LivelyCWesttown (Pa.)Duke
    3Keyonte GeorgeSGIMG Academy (Fla.)Baylor
    4Amari BaileySGSierra Canyon (Calif.)UCLA
    5Dariq WhiteheadSFMontverde Academy (Fla.)Duke
    7Jordan WalshSFLink Academy (Mo.)Arkansas
    8Jaden BradleyPGIMG Academy (Fla.)Alabama
    10Kyle FilipowskiCWilbraham & Monson (Ma.)Duke
    11Vincent IwuchukwuCMontverde Academy (Fla.)USC
    14Julian PhillipsSFLink Academy (Mo.)LSU
    15Dior JohnsonPGProlific Prep (Calif.)Oregon
    16Skyy ClarkSGMontverde Academy (Fla.)Kentucky
    17Adem BonaCProlific Prep (Calif.)UCLA
    18Dillon MitchellSFMontverde Academy (Fla.)Texas
    19Jarace WalkerPFIMG Academy (Fla.)Houston
    20M.J. RiceSFProlific Prep (Calif.)Kansas
    21Eric Dailey JrPFIMG Academy (Fla.) 
    23Malik ReneauPFMontverde Academy (Fla.)Florida
    24Jalen Hood SchifinoSGMontverde Academy (Fla.)Indiana
    25Gradey DickSFSunrise Christian (Kan.)Kansas
    27J.J. StarlingSGLa Lumiere (Ind.)Notre Dame
    30Mark MitchellPFSunrise Christian (Kan.) 
    32Chance WestryPGAZ Compass (Ariz.)Auburn
    33Tarris ReedCLink Academy (Mo.)Michigan
    35Tre WhiteSFProlific Prep (Calif.)USC
    37Kijani WrightCSierra Canyon (Calif.)USC
    41Jett HowardSFIMG Academy (Fla.)Michigan
    46Sadraque NgangaPFAZ Compass (Ariz.) 
    50Bruce ThorntonPGMilton (Ga.)Ohio State
    51Dylan AndrewsPGAZ Compass (Ariz.)UCLA
    53Dillon HunterPGSunrise Christian (Kan.)Baylor
    59Felix OkparaCLink Academy (Mo.)Ohio State
    64Roddy GayleSFWasatch Academy (Utah)Ohio State
    79Kebba NjieCLa Lumiere (Ind.)Penn State
    80Cameron CorhenCSunrise Christian (Kan.)Florida State
    92Denver AnglinSGGill St. Bernard’s School (N.J.)Georgetown
    97Chris BunchSFWasatch Academy (Utah)Syracuse
     ESPN 60 Recruits in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase (Class of 2023)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh SchoolCollege Commitment
    1D.J. WagnerPGCamden (N.J.) 
    3Kwame EvansPFMontverde Academy (Fla.) 
    5Mackenzie MgbakoSFGill St. Bernard’s (N.J.) 
    7Mookie CookSFAZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) 
    9Omaha BiliewPFLink Academy (Mo.) 
    12Simeon WilcherPGRoselle Catholic (N.J.)North Carolina
    17Kanaan CarlyleSGMilton (Ga.) 
    18Kylan BoswellPGAZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) 
    20Akil WatsonSFRoselle Catholic (N.J) 
    22Aaron BradshawCCamden (N.J.) 
    27Chris LockettSFIsidore Newman (La.) 
    31Jeremy FearsPGLa Lumiere (Ind.) 
    36Mike PricePGSierra Canyon (Calif.) 
    44Aden HollowayPGLa Lumiere (Ind.) 
    49Bronny JamesPGSierra Canyon (Calif.) 
    53Scotty MiddletonSFSunrise Christian (Kan.) 
     ESPN 25 Recruits in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase (Class of 2024)

    RankPlayerPositionHigh School
    1Naasir CunninghamSFGill St. Bernard’s (N.J.)
    2Derik QueenPFMontverde Academy (Fla.)
    4Isaiah ElohimSFSierra Canyon (Calif.)
    22Amier AliSFMontverde Academy (Fla.)


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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.