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2016-17 GEICO ESPN HS Basketball Showcase

Thursday, December 1

Thursday, December 15

Friday, January 6

Saturday, January 14

Monday, January 16

Friday, January 27

Friday, February 3

ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU will televise 11 premier games as part of the 2016-17 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase, beginning Thursday, December 1, when two Tennessee schools – Hamilton Heights Christian Academy and No. 13 Memphis East – face off at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The slate of games, which features 12 ranked teams, includes several back-to-back games from Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, Jan. 14, and Monday, Jan. 16.

Highlights

  • Top Five Recruits in the Class of 2017: The top five players in the class of 2017 will be featured – No. 1 C DeAndre Ayton, (Hillcrest Academy, Ariz.), No. 2 SF Michael Porter Jr. (Nathan Hale, Wash.), No. 3 PF Wendell Carter (Pace Academy, Ga), No. 4 C Mohamed Bamba (Westown School, Pa.) and No. 5 PG Trevon Duval (IMG Academy, Fla.).
  • No. 1 Ranked Player in Each Class: The No. 1 ranked player from each recruiting class will be featured including senior DeAndre Ayton, (Hillcrest Academy, Ariz.),  junior Marvin Bagley III (Sierra Canyon, Calif.) and sophomore R.J. Barrett (Montverde Academy, Fla.).
  • Ranked Teams: The Showcase features 12 nationally ranked teams in the country, including No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.), No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (Va.), No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Calif.), No. 4 IMG Academy (Fla.), No. 5 Bishop Montgomery (Calif.), No. 6 Montverde Academy (Fla.), No. 8 Wheeler (Ga.), No. 10 Patrick School (N.J.), No. 11 Westtown (Pa.), No. 13 Memphis East (Tenn.), No. 18 New Albany (Ind.) and No. 22 Nathan Hale (Wash.). Team rankings are per USA Today High School Sports as of November 2.
  • Top 25 matchups: Five Monday matchups featuring ranked team against another ranked team:
    • Dec. 15: No. 18 New Albany (Ind.) vs. No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.)
    • Dec. 15: No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. No. 2 Oak Hill (Va.)
    • Jan 16: No. 5 Bishop Montgomery (Calif.) at No. 6 Montverde Academy (Fla.)
    • Jan. 16: No. 2 Oak Hill (Va). at No. 22 Nathan Hale (Wash.)
    • Jan. 16: No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.) at No. 3 Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
  • National Showcase: Ten states will be represented this season: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.
  • College Commitments: The Showcase features athletes who are committed to top college basketball programs including Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Creighton, Iowa State, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Louisville, Oregon State, Seton Hall, UCLA, USC, Virginia Tech and Washington.

“This year might be the strongest field of teams and talent that we have ever had,” said Paul Biancardi, ESPN National Recruiting Director. “The Showcase schedule will highlight some powerhouse programs and the most gifted players in high school basketball right now, going head-to-head in key matchups. Watching the top five prospects from the class of 2017 is exciting, but what’s even more remarkable is having the No.1 ranked player from the class of 2017, 2018 and 2019 playing on our network.”

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ESPN 100 Participants (Class of 2017)

Rank Player Pos. High School College Commitment*
No. 1 DeAndre Ayton C Hillcrest Academy Arizona
No. 2 Michael Porter Jr SF Nathan Hale High School Washington
No. 3 Wendell Carter PF Pace Academy  
No. 4 Mohamed Bamba C Westtown School  
No. 5 Trevon Duval PG IMG Academy  
No. 10 Collin Sexton SG Pebblebrook High School Alabama
No. 12 Nick Richards C The Patrick School Kentucky
No. 13 Brian Bowen SF La Lumiere School  
No. 20 Billy Preston PF Oak Hill Academy  
No. 26 Jaren Jackson PF La Lumiere School Michigan State
No. 27 Matt Coleman PG Oak Hill Academy, Va.  
No. 29 Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Virginia Tech
No. 39 Jordan Tucker SF Wheeler High School  
No. 40 Brandon Randolph SG Westtown School Arizona
No. 43 Daejon Davis SG Garfield High School Washington
No. 44 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander PG Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Kentucky
No. 45 Cody Riley PF Sierra Canyon High School UCLA
No. 49 Lindell Wigginton SG Oak Hill Academy Iowa State
No. 51 Ethan Thompson SG Bishop Montgomery High School Oregon State
No. 53 Darius Perry PG Wheeler High School Louisville
No. 56 Jaylen Nowell SG Garfield High School Washington
No. 58 Jordan Poole SG La Lumiere School Michigan
No. 63 Myles Cale SG The Patrick School Seton Hall
No. 64 Ty-Shon Alexander SG Oak Hill Academy Creighton
No. 68 Chuma Okeke PF Westlake High School Auburn
No. 100 Jordan Usher SF Wheeler High School USC

 

ESPN 60 Participants (Class of 2018)

Rank Player Pos. High School College Commitment*
No. 1 Marvin Bagley, III PF Sierra Canyon High School  
No. 2 Romeo Langford SG New Albany Sr. High School  
No. 4 Cameron Reddish SF Westtown School  
No. 6 Silvio De Sousa PF IMG Academy  
No. 20 David McCormack C Oak Hill Academy  
No. 22 Emmitt Williams PF IMG Academy  
No. 23 E.J. Montgomery PF Wheeler High School Auburn
No. 32 Rechon Black SF Montverde Academy North Carolina
No. 37 Jontay Porter C Nathan Hale High School Washington
No. 44 Jamie Lewis PG Westlake High School  
No. 59 T.J. Moss SG East High School

ESPN 25 Participants (Class of 2019)

Rank Player Pos. High School
No. 1 R.J. Barrett SF Montverde Academy
No. 15 Andrew Nembhard PG Montverde Academy
No. 18 Chandler Lawson PF East High School
No. 19 Terry Armstrong SF Wheeler High School
No. 23 P.J. Fuller SG Nathan Hale HS
No. 25 Tyger Campbell PG La Lumiere School