Top high school basketball prospects will compete at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield

The event will feature LeBron James Jr, Zaire Wade, Terrence Clarke, and more.

The Spalding Hoophall Classic has hosted hundreds of NBA players when they were in high school, such as Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson. This year's showcase will feature take place January 15-20, 2020.
The Spalding Hoophall Classic has hosted hundreds of NBA players when they were in high school, such as Pelicans' rookie Zion Williamson. This year's showcase will take place on January 16-20, 2020. –AP Photo/Gregory Payan

The country’s top-ranked high school basketball prospects are coming to Springfield.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will host high school basketball programs from around the country at the  2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic at Springfield College on January 16-20. The boys begin competition on Thursday, while the girls will compete on Friday. The showcase includes public and prep schools from New England, such as Longmeadow High School, St. Johns Prep, and Brewster Academy as well as national programs such as Sierra Canyon (Calif.), Patrick School (N.J.), Montverde Academy (Fla.), and IMG Academy (Fla.).

On the boy’s side, all 14 out of the 20 ESPN 100 ranked seniors will compete over Martin Luther King Jr weekend. That includes the #1 ranked-Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian), Cade Cunningham (Montverde), Jalen Green (Prolific Prep), Jalen Johnson (IMG Academy), Ziaire Williams (Sierra Canyon), Brandon Boston Jr. (Sierra Canyon), Scottie Barnes (Montverde Academy) and Kentucky-bound Terrence Clarke (Brewster Academy). The top-ranked recruit for the class of 2020, Jonathan Kuminga (Patrick School), will compete on Saturday and Sunday.

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Some NBA-last names will also be making an appearance. LeBron James’ son, LeBron James Jr (Sierra Canyon), and Dwayne Wade’s son, Zaire Wade (Sierra Canyon), will compete on Saturday and Sunday. The younger brother of Buck’s big man Giannis Antetokounmpo, Alex Antetokounmpo  (Dominican High School), will play on Saturday.

The Hoophall Classic has hosted more than 100 NBA players during their high school years, including Kevin Durant (2006),  Kyrie Irving (2010), Anthony Davis (2011), Ben Simmons (2015),  Jayson Tatum (2016), and the number one pick in the NBA-draft last year, Zion Williamson (2018).

 

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday, January 16, 2019

4:00 PM

Boys

Sutton High School, MA

Longmeadow High School, MA

5:30 PM

Boys

Chicopee High School

Taconic High School, MA

7:00 PM

Boys

Putnam High School, MA

High School of Science and Technology, MA

9:00 PM

Boys

Springfield Central High School, MA

Sabis International Charter School, MA

 

Friday, January 17, 2019

4:00 PM

Girls

West Springfield High School, MA

Taconic High School, MA

5:30 PM

Girls

Hoosac Valley High School, MA

Millbury High School, MA

7:00 PM

Girls

Longmeadow High School, MA

 Wahconah Regional High School, MA

9:00 PM

Girls

Springfield Central High School, MA

Central Catholic High School, MA

 

Saturday, January 18, 2019

9:00 AM

Boys

Albany Academy, NY

Sanford School, DE

10:30 AM

Boys

East Catholic High School, CT

Archbishop Stepinac High School, NY

12 Noon

Boys

DeMatha Catholic High School, MD

Simeon Career Academy, IL

1:30 PM

Boys

Roselle Catholic High School, NJ

Bishop Gorman High School, NV

3:00 PM

Boys

Gonzaga College High School, DC

La Lumiere School, IN

4:30 PM

Boys

Camden High School, NJ

Rancho Christian School, CA

6:00 PM

Boys

The Patrick School, NJ

IMG Academy, FL

8:00 PM

Boys

Dominican High School, WI

Sierra Canyon School, CA

 

Sunday, January 19, 2019

9:00 AM

Boys

Wilbraham and Monson Academy, MA

St. Thomas More School, CT

10:45 AM

Boys

Cushing Academy, MA

CBD – Montverde Academy, FL

12:30 PM

Boys

Orangeville Prep, CAN

Brewster Academy, NH

2:15 PM

Boys

The Patrick School, NJ

Whitney Young High School, IL

4:00 PM

Boys

Sunrise Christian Academy, KS

Hillcrest Prep, AZ

5:45 PM

Boys

La Lumiere School, IN

Prolific Prep, CA

7:30 PM

Boys

Montverde Academy, FL

IMG Academy, FL

9:00 PM

Boys

Woodstock Academy, CT

Vermont Academy, VT

 

Monday, January 20, 2019

9:00 AM

Boys

Bishop O’Connell High School, VA

Mater Dei High School, CA

11:00 AM

Boys

Paul VI High School, VA

Sierra Canyon School, CA

1:00 PM

Boys

DeMatha Catholic High School, MD

Rancho Christian School, CA

3:00 PM

Boys

Oak Hill Academy, VA

Bishop Gorman High School, NV

5:00 PM

Boys

McEachern High School, GA

Montverde Academy, FL

7:00 PM

Boys

Springfield Central High School, CT

St. John’s Prep, MA