High school hoops on ESPN networks
This season, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, will present 15 high school boy's basketball games, as part of the returning Old Spice High School Showcase. The series of regular-season games will include teams from 13 different states, including 17 teams currently ranked in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 Rankings.
The Old Spice High School Showcase is highlighted by games that include the top four teams in the nation. No. 1 Findlay Prep (Nev.) will play No.16 Northland (Ohio) on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. on ESPN and No. 2 St. Patrick (N.J.) on Monday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m. on ESPNU. No. 3 Oak Hill (Va.) will play Northland (Ohio) on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. and No. 4 St. Benedict's (N.J.) will face Virginia-based Bishop O'Connell on Jan. 18, at 11 a.m. on ESPNU.
This season, 19 players from the ESPNU 100 Class of 2010 player rankings are expected to participate in the series, including No. 1 Harrison Barnes, SF, Ames HS (Iowa); No. 2 Jared Sullinger, PF, Northland HS (Ohio); No. 3 Perry Jones, PF, Duncanville HS (Texas); No. 4 Brandon Knight, PG, Pine Crest HS (Fla.); No. 6 Kyrie Irving, PG, St. Patrick (N.J.); No. 10 Josh Smith, C, Kentwood HS (Wash.); No. 11 Tristan Thompson, PF, Findlay Prep (Nev.); No. 12 DeShaun Thomas, SF, Bishop Luers HS (Ind.); No. 15 Terrence Jones, SF, Jefferson HS (Ore.); No. 16 Roscoe Smith, SF, Oak Hill Academy (Va.); No. 17 Jereme Richmond, SF, Waukegan HS (Ill.); and No. 20 Fabricio Melo, C, The Sagemont School (Fla.).
Check this page for game results, quick recaps, highlights and other tidbits throughout the 2009-10 season.
|2009-10 ESPN High School Basketball Schedule|
|Fri., Dec. 11||Duncanville (Texas) at Lincoln (Texas)||Lincoln, 67-55|
|Thurs., Dec. 17||Findlay Prep (Nev.) vs. Northland (Ohio)||Northland, 53-52||Highlights|
|Thurs., Dec. 17||Waukegan (Ill.) vs. Ames (Iowa)||Ames, 87-59||Highlights|
|Wed., Dec. 23||City of Palms Classic: Montverde (Fla.) vs St. Benedict's (N.J.)||St. Benedict's, 64-45|
|Wed., Dec. 23||City of Palms Classic: Winter Park (Fla.) vs Paterson Cath. (N.J.)||Paterson, 62-54||Highlights|
|Sat., Jan. 16||Northland (Ohio) vs. Oak Hill (Va.)||Northland, 47-46||Highlights|
|Mon., Jan. 18||Bishop O'Connell (Va.) vs. St. Benedict's (N.J.)||St. Benedict's, 72-52||Highlights|
|Mon., Jan. 18||Westchester (Calif.) vs. St. Anthony (N.J.)||Westchester, 55-51||Highlights|
|Mon., Jan. 18||Findlay Prep (Nev.) vs. St. Patrick (N.J.)||Findlay Prep, 71-70||Highlights|
|Mon., Jan. 18||Mater Dei (Calif.) vs. DeMatha (Md.)||Mater Dei, 79-71||Highlights|
|Tues., Feb. 2||Jefferson (Ore.) vs. Kentwood (Wash.)||Jefferson, 42-37|
|Fri., Feb. 5||Montverde Academy (Fla.) vs. The Sagemont School (Fla.)||Montverde, 57-52||Highlights|
|Fri., Feb. 5||Winter Park (Fla.) vs. Pine Crest (Fla.)||Winter Park, 87-76||Highlights|
|Sat., Feb. 6||Bishop Luers (Ind.) at Lawrence North (Ind.)||Lawrence North, 49-48|
|Fri., Feb. 12||Oak Hill (Va.) vs St. Patrick (N.J.)||Oak Hill, 79-78||Highlights|
BOYS' BASKETBALL RANKINGS
|Rank||School (City, State)||Rec|
|1||Oak Hill Academy|
Mouth of Wilson, VA
Jersey City, NJ
Flower Mound, TX
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