- Elite Programs Selected for Eight Team Club Basketball Tournament
- Four Games Available on ESPNU & ESPN2
ESPN will air four games from the 2020 GEICO Top Flight Invite—a newly created pre-season event—on Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at 1 p.m. on ESPNU before shifting to ESPN2 at 3 p.m. for the remaining three games. The three-day tournament at Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz. brings together eight elite club basketball teams from six states. All games will be called by Brock Bowling and analyst/national recruiting director Paul Biancardi.
“After a summer with little to no high-profile basketball, the GEICO Top Flight Invite is an incredible platform to prepare for the season, said Paul Biancardi, ESPN analyst and national recruiting director. “This event will serve as an early pre-season measuring stick for some of the most elite teams and talent in the country. Looking at the rosters, the talent is especially strong among all classes with many ESPN ranked players competing, including No. 1prospect Chet Holmgren.”
- National Spotlight (Bradenton, Florida): 7 Moussa Diabate, No. 26 Charles Bediako, No. 51 Benny Williams (Syracuse commit), No. 6 junior Jaden Bradley, No. 9 junior Jarace Walker, No. 34 junior Eric Dailey Jr. and No. junior 36 Jett Howard
- Prolific Prep (Napa Valley, California): 8 Nate Bittle (Oregon commit), No. 50 Isa Silva (Stanford), No. 22 junior Kamari Lands
- LV Orange (Las Vegas, Nevada): 37 Zaon Collins (UNLV commit), No. 56 Will McClendon (UCLA commit)
- Team Sizzle (Minneapolis, Minnesota): 1 Chet Holmgren
- Air Nado (Henderson, Nevada): 4 Jaden Hardy, No. 42 Frankie Collins (Michigan)
- STORM (Huntersville, North Carolina): 3 sophomore Mikey Williams
- Big Red (Santa Ana, California): 53 Wilhelm Breidenbach (Nebraska commit)
- Tri-Star Basketball (Phoenix, Arizona): Carson Basham (Pepperdine commit)
Notable opening round matchup includes include Team Sizzle and No. 1 Chet Holmgren vs Air Nado and. No. 4 Jaden Hardy. Full bracket information and coverage of quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be available on Who’s Next HS.
The GEICO Top Flight Invite Bracket was created by Paragon Marketing Group in conjunction with the Border League, which is operated by Classic Events
Tournament action culminates on Sunday, Oct. 25 with live coverage on ESPN networks:
|Sun, Oct 25||1 p.m.||Seventh place game||ESPN2|
|3 p.m.||Fifth place game||ESPN2|
|5 p.m.||Third place game||ESPN2|
|7 p.m.||Championship game||ESPN2|
In accordance with Arizona state regulated policy and for the safety of athletes, coaches, staff, and spectators, The GEICO Top Flight Invite/The Border League will have limited capacity within each venue, as well as limited media capacity.
Further event information can be found here: positionsports.com/BorderLeague
Ticket information can be found here S34T.com
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About Paragon Marketing Group
Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon and has collaborated with ESPN over the past 17 years to deliver over 650 live high school sports telecasts featuring many of the top teams and players in the nation. Paragon collaborates with ESPN on the following live properties:
GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase
GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase
GEICO State Champions Bowl Series
GEICO High School Basketball Nationals
GEICO High School Lacrosse Showcase
GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals
GEICO Baseball City Series
For further information on the GEICO Top Flight Invite and for media credential requests please contact: [email protected]
ESPN media contact: Kimberly Elchlepp at [email protected] or 860-424-2923; @kimelchlepp