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Tuesday / February 27.
  • GEICO Nationals Tournament schedule and TV times announced

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    The GEICO High School Basketball Nationals will return to Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Ft. Myers, Fla., March 30-April 1, with all 10 matchups available on ESPN platforms.  The 14th annual event, featuring the best high school basketball teams in the country competing in post-season play, includes ten teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields ranked in the SCNext Top 25.

    The tournament will showcase 40 ESPN ranked boys players and eight espnW ranked girls players, including six McDonald’s All-Americans.

    The three-day tournament begins Thursday, March 30 with the boys’ quarterfinals starting at noon ET on ESPNU. The girls’ semifinals begin Friday, March 31, at 10:30 a.m. on ESPNU. The tournament culminates on Saturday, April 1, with the girls’ championship at 10 a.m. on ESPN2 and the boys’ championship at noon on ESPN.

    2023 GEICO High School Basketball Nationals Schedule

    DateTime (ET)MatchupPlatform
    Thu, Mar 30NoonBoys’ Quarterfinal 1
    No. 5 St. Paul VI (Va.) vs. No. No. 4 Link Academy (Mo.)
    ESPNU
    2 p.m.Boys’ Quarterfinal 2
    No. 11 IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. No. 3 Prolific Prep (Calif.)
    ESPNU
    4 p.m.Boys’ Quarterfinal 3
    No. 15 AZ Compass (Ariz.) vs. No. 4 LuHi (N.Y.)
    ESPNU
    6 p.m.Boys’ Quarterfinal 4
    No. 16 Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. No. 1 Montverde (Fla.)
    ESPNU
    Fri, Mar 3110:30 a.m.Girls’ Semifinal 1
    McDonogh (Md.) vs. No. 4 LuHi (N.Y)
    ESPNU
    12:30 p.m.Girls’ Semifinal 2
    Westtown (Penn.) vs. No. 3 Montverde (Fla.)
    ESPNU
    2:30 p.m.Boys’ Semifinal 1ESPN2
    4:30 p.m.Boys’ Semifinal 2ESPN2
    Sat, Apr 110 a.m.Girls’ Championship GameESPN2
    NoonBoys’ Championship GameESPN
    2023 GEICO High School Basketball Nationals Participating Boys Teams:
    Boys team rankings are from the SCNext Top 25
    Boys player rankings are from the ESPN 100 (class of 2023)ESPN 60 (class of 2024) and ESPN 25 (class of 2025)

    Montverde Academy (Fla.) 23-2, SCNext No. 1
    Tournament History: 11th appearance, Champion in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2021 & 2022
    Coach: Kevin Boyle
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 13 Kwame Evans (Oregon), No. 16  Sean Stewart (Duke), No. 35 Chris Johnson (Kansas); No. 9 Junior Derik Queen, No. 10 junior Liam McNeeley, No. 18 junior Asa Newell, No. 58 junior Curtis Givens; No. 2 Sophomore Cooper Flagg

    Long Island Lutheran High School (N.Y.) 20-2, SCNext No. 4
    Tournament History: First appearance
    Coach: John Buck
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 52 junior V.J. Edgecombe

    Prolific Prep (Calif.) 31-1, SC Next No. 5
    Tournament History: Third appearance
    Coach: Ryan Bernardi
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 17 Aden Holloway (Auburn), No. 44 Tre Green (Xavier); No. 15 junior Yves Missi (Baylor), No. 41 junior Zion Sensley

    Link Academy (Mo.) 24-1, SCNext No. 6
    Tournament History: Second appearance (Runner-up in 2022)
    Coach: Bill Armstrong
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 14 Ja’Kobe Walter (Baylor), No. 71 Jacolb Cole (Oklahoma), No. 89 Cameron Carr (Tennessee); No. 13 junior Elliot Cadeau (North Carolina); No. 19 sophomore B.J. Davis-Ray, No. 20 sophomore Aaron Rowe

    St. Paul VI Catholic High School (Va.) 31-3, SCNext No. 7
    Tournament History: First appearance
    Coach: Glenn Farello
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 45 DeShawn Harris-Smith (Maryland); No. 43 junior Darren Harris (Duke)

    IMG Academy (Fla.) 17-7, SCNext No. 11
    Tournament History: Fifth appearance, Champion in 2019

    Coach: Sean McAloon
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 58 Jamie Kaiser (Maryland), No. 77 Blue Cain (Georgia Tech); No. 14 junior Amier Ali, No. junior 42 Khani Rooths; No. 11 sophomore Jamier Jones

    AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) 22-5, SCNext No. 15
    Tournament History: Third appearance
    Coach: Ed Gipson
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 18 Mookie Cook (Oregon), No. 64 Zayden High (North Carolina), No 70 Rayvon Griffith (Cincinnati), No. 75 Trent Pierce (Missouri), No. 88 Tru Washington (New Mexico), No. 97 Jordan Ross (St. Mary’s); No. 22 junior Jamari Phillips (Arizona), No. 24 junior Vyctorius Miller, No. 55 junior Marcus Allen

    Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) 21-7, SCNext No. 16
    Tournament History: Fourth appearance (Runner-up in 2021)
    Coach: Luke Barnwell
    ESPN Ranked Players: No. 9 Matas Buzelis,No. 24 Scotty Middleton (Ohio State), No. 25 Layden Blocker (Arkansas), No. 33 Miro Little (Baylor); No. 25 junior John Bol

    2023 GEICO High School Basketball Nationals Participating Girls Teams:
    Girls team rankings are per the SC Next Top 25
    Girls player rankings are per the espnW 100 (class of 2023)espnW Super 60 (class of 2024)espnW Terrific 25 (class of 2025) and espnW Watchlist (class of 2026)

    Montverde Academy (Fla.) 24-1, SCNext No. 3
    Tournament History: Second appearance, Champion in 2022
    Head coach: Special Jennings
    espnW Ranked Players: No. 36 Letycia Vasconcelos (Baylor), No. 40 Sahnya Jah (South Carolina), No. 86 Mjracle Sheppard; No. 34 junior Vivian Iwuchukwu

    Long Island Lutheran High School (N.Y) 19-2, SCNext No. 4
    Tournament History: First appearance
    Coach: Christina Raiti
    espnW Ranked Players: No. 17 junior Kateryna Koval, No. 50 junior Kayleigh Heckel

    McDonogh School (Md.) 24-3
    Tournament History: First appearance
    Coach: Brad Rees
    espnW Ranked Players: No. 27 junior Kennedy Umeh; freshman Autumn Fleary

    Westtown (Penn.) 21-4
    Tournament History: First appearance
    Coach: Fran Burbidge
    Key Players: senior Grace Sundback; junior Zahra King; 8th grade Jordyn Palmer

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