ESPN Continues Focus on Top High School Basketball Talent with GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase

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ESPN Continues Focus on Top High School Basketball Talent with GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase

  • 10-Game Schedule Featuring Nearly 60 of the Nation’s Top High School Prospects

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

 Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Sat, Dec 4 10 p.m. St. Vincent St. Mary (Ohio) vs. Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
from Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
ESPN2
Fri, Dec 17 5 p.m. Roselle Catholic (N.J.) vs. Camden (N.J.)
from Camden HS, Camden, N.J.
ESPNU
Fri, Jan 7 9 p.m. Sierra Canyon (Calif.) vs. Isidore Newman School (La.) ESPN2
Sun, Jan 16 7 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 17 11 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 29 8 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)

Rank Player Position High School College Commitment
2 Dereck Lively C Westtown (Pa.) Duke
3 Keyonte George SG IMG Academy (Fla.) Baylor
4 Amari Bailey SG Sierra Canyon (Calif.) UCLA
5 Dariq Whitehead SF Montverde Academy (Fla.) Duke
7 Jordan Walsh SF Link Academy (Mo.) Arkansas
8 Jaden Bradley PG IMG Academy (Fla.) Alabama
10 Kyle Filipowski C Wilbraham & Monson (Ma.) Duke
11 Vincent Iwuchukwu C Montverde Academy (Fla.) USC
14 Julian Phillips SF Link Academy (Mo.) LSU
15 Dior Johnson PG Prolific Prep (Calif.) Oregon
16 Skyy Clark SG Montverde Academy (Fla.) Kentucky
17 Adem Bona C Prolific Prep (Calif.) UCLA
18 Dillon Mitchell SF Montverde Academy (Fla.) Texas
19 Jarace Walker PF IMG Academy (Fla.) Houston
20 M.J. Rice SF Prolific Prep (Calif.) Kansas
21 Eric Dailey Jr PF IMG Academy (Fla.)
23 Malik Reneau PF Montverde Academy (Fla.) Florida
24 Jalen Hood Schifino SG Montverde Academy (Fla.) Indiana
25 Gradey Dick SF Sunrise Christian (Kan.) Kansas
27 J.J. Starling SG La Lumiere (Ind.) Notre Dame
30 Mark Mitchell PF Sunrise Christian (Kan.)
32 Chance Westry PG AZ Compass (Ariz.) Auburn
33 Tarris Reed C Link Academy (Mo.) Michigan
35 Tre White SF Prolific Prep (Calif.) USC
37 Kijani Wright C Sierra Canyon (Calif.) USC
41 Jett Howard SF IMG Academy (Fla.) Michigan
46 Sadraque Nganga PF AZ Compass (Ariz.)
50 Bruce Thornton PG Milton (Ga.) Ohio State
51 Dylan Andrews PG AZ Compass (Ariz.) UCLA
53 Dillon Hunter PG Sunrise Christian (Kan.) Baylor
59 Felix Okpara C Link Academy (Mo.) Ohio State
64 Roddy Gayle SF Wasatch Academy (Utah) Ohio State
79 Kebba Njie C La Lumiere (Ind.) Penn State
80 Cameron Corhen C Sunrise Christian (Kan.) Florida State
92 Denver Anglin SG Gill St. Bernard’s School (N.J.) Georgetown
97 Chris Bunch SF Wasatch Academy (Utah) Syracuse

ESPN 60 Recruits in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase (Class of 2023)

Rank Player Position High School College Commitment
1 D.J. Wagner PG Camden (N.J.)
3 Kwame Evans PF Montverde Academy (Fla.)
5 Mackenzie Mgbako SF Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.)
7 Mookie Cook SF AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.)
9 Omaha Biliew PF Link Academy (Mo.)
12 Simeon Wilcher PG Roselle Catholic (N.J.) North Carolina
17 Kanaan Carlyle SG Milton (Ga.)
18 Kylan Boswell PG AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.)
20 Akil Watson SF Roselle Catholic (N.J)
22 Aaron Bradshaw C Camden (N.J.)
27 Chris Lockett SF Isidore Newman (La.)
31 Jeremy Fears PG La Lumiere (Ind.)
36 Mike Price PG Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
44 Aden Holloway PG La Lumiere (Ind.)
49 Bronny James PG Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
53 Scotty Middleton SF Sunrise Christian (Kan.)

ESPN 25 Recruits in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase (Class of 2024)

Rank Player Position High School
1 Naasir Cunningham SF Gill St. Bernard’s (N.J.)
2 Derik Queen PF Montverde Academy (Fla.)
4 Isaiah Elohim SF Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
22 Amier Ali SF Montverde Academy (Fla.)

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