HS Events


Top 7 HS Hoops Tournaments


1 City of Palms Classic

Date: December 18-23
Location: Fort Myers, FL

Event Preview:
The 2017 City of Palms Classic is loaded once again with the top high school basketball teams in the county. This year, no prep or academy schools have been included in the 16-team field that will shape the national rankings early in the year. Six teams in the preseason top 10 will be featured in this star-studded event with first round match-ups of #16 Archbishop Molloy (NY) vs #8 University School (FL), #6 Hudson Catholic (NJ) vs #21 Webster Groves (MO), and #21 Ranney School (NJ) vs #9 McEachern (GA).

Ranked teams: #1 Memphis East (TN), #3 Mater Dei (CA), #6 Hudson Catholic (NJ), #8 University School (FL), #9 McEachern (GA), #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC), #16 Archbishop Molloy (NY), #18 Ranney School (NJ), #21 Webster Groves (MO)

The rest of the field: Simeon (IL), Orlando Christian Prep (FL), Mountain Brook (AL), John Marshall (VA), Oak Ridge (FL),  Lakewood Ranch (FL), Canterbury (FL)


2 Chick-Fil-A Classic

Date: December 20-23
Location: Columbia, SC

Event Summary:
The 2017 Chick-Fil-A Classic has some of the top basketball programs in the country, with ranked teams #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA), #7 IMG Academy (FL), #13 Findlay Prep (NV), #19 Westtown School (PA), #25 Paul VI (VA), and #28 Prolific Prep (CA) all participating in the National Division bracket. Big time first round match-ups of Huntington Prep (WV) vs #7 IMG Academy (FL) and #13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs #25 Paul VI (VA) loom this holiday season.

Ranked teams: National Division: #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA), #7 IMG Academy (FL), #13 Findlay Prep (NV), #19 Westtown School (PA), #25 Paul VI (VA), #28 Prolific Prep (CA)

The rest of the field: National Division: Huntington Prep (WV), Cannon School (NC)
American Division: Cox Mill (NC), Westside (GA), Providence Day (NC), Corner Canyon (UT), Lower Richland (SC), Gray Collegiate (SC), Porter Gaud (SC), W.J. Keenan (SC)


3 Bass Pro TOC

Date: January 11-13
Location: Springfield, MO

Event Summary:
The 2018 Bass Pro TOC will feature the two defending Dick’s Nationals champions, #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) (2016 winners) and #12 La Lumiere (IN) (2017 winners). Along with the perennial national powerhouses, #21 Webster Groves (MO), Wasatch Academy (UT), Brentwood Academy (TN), and Christ the King (NY) will be the other top competitors in the most highly attended high school basketball tournament in the nation.

Ranked teams: #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA), #12 La Lumiere (IN), #21 Webster Groves (MO)

The rest of the field: Wasatch Academy (UT), Brentwood Academy (TN), Christ the King (NY), Ozark (MO), Springfield (MO)


4 Beach Ball Classic

Date: December 26-30
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Event Summary:
The 2017 Beach Ball Classic will feature the defending tournament champions, #20 Imhotep Charter (PA), the nation’s most exciting player, 2018 6’ 7” SF Zion Williamson and #30 Spartanburg Day (SC), and the number two team in the nation Montverde Academy (FL) who features one of the nation’s top prospects 2018 6’ 7” SF RJ Barrett (Duke). What is not to love about this year’s Beach Ball Classic field?

Ranked teams: #2 Montverde Academy (FL), #20 Imhotep Charter (PA), #29 Dematha Catholic (MD), #30 Spartanburg Day (SC)

The rest of the field: Archbishop Moeller (OH), Cox Mill (NC), Bishop Gorman (NV), Lone Peak (UT), Long Island Luthern (NY), Clark (NV), Scott County (KY), Fairland (OH), Albany Academy (NY), Lanett (AL), Myrtle Beach (SC), Socastee (SC)


5 John Wall Invitational

Date: December 27-30
Location: Raleigh, NC

Event Summary:
The 2017 John Wall Invitational has an intriguing field that features nationally ranked #7 IMG Academy (FL), #8 University School (FL), and #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC) in the TJ Warren Bracket. Defending David West Bracket champion, Heritage (NC) will also be in the TJ Warren side, facing Hillcrest Prep (AZ) round one. The David West bracket features talented prospects 2019 6’ 7” SF Joey Baker (Duke), 2018 6’ 4” PG Coby White, and 2019 6’ 4” CG Jalen Lecque.

Ranked teams: David West Bracket: #7 IMG Academy (FL), #8 University School (FL), #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC)

The rest of the field: David West Bracket: Heritage (NC), Cannon School (NC), Panther Creek (NC), Word of God (NC), Hillcrest Prep (AZ)
TJ Warren Bracket: Kinston (NC), Trinity Christian (NC), Garner (NC), Christ School (NC), Rocky River (NC), Greenfield (NC), Downey Christian (FL), Boughton (NC)


6 Iolani Classic

Date: December 15-20
Location: Honolulu, HI

Event Summary:
The 2017 Iolani Classic features some big names from the mainland, including #2 Montverde Academy (FL), #17 Greensboro Day (NC), Bishop O’Dowd (CA), Jefferson (OR), and Rainier Beach (WA). Montverde Academy and Greensboro Day will be on opposite sides of the bracket, and favored to meet in the title game. Potential match-ups with Bishop O’Dowd (CA) and Jefferson (OR) will make things difficult for Greensboro Day to reach the title game.

Ranked teams: #2 Montverde Academy (FL), #17 Greensboro Day (NC)

The rest of the Field: Bishop O’Dowd (CA), Ranier Beach (WA), Fairfax (CA), Jefferson (OR), Taft (CA), Iolani (HI), Pearl City (HI), Lahainaluna (HI), Kamehameha (HI), Leilehua (HI), Maryknoll (HI), Kalaheo (HI), Kapolei (HI), Moanalua (HI)


7 Les Schwab Invitational

Date: December 27-30
Location: Hillsboro, OR

Event Summary:
The Les Schwab Invitational is once again a top tournament to watch with a potential match-up of high school basketball powerhouses #3 Mater Dei (CA) and #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA). Other intriguing names in this year’s LSI include Crespi (CA), Jefferson (OR), and West Linn (OR). The Les Schwab Invitational is always one of the toughest tournaments in the nation to win, and this year is no different.

Ranked teams: #3 Mater Dei (CA), #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA)

The rest of the field: Crespi (CA), Jefferson (OR), West Linn (OR), Barlow (OR), Beaverton (OR), Clackamas (OR), Jesuit (OR), Lakeridge (OR), Lake Oswego (OR), Oregon City (OR), Southridge (OR), South Eugene (OR), West Salem (OR)


Top 7 Showcase Events


1 Hoophall Classic

Date: January 11-15
Location: Springfield, MA

Event Summary:
The 2018 Hoophall Classic features each of the top 5 prospects in the 2018 class and includes 6 of the top 8 teams in the nation. The top showcase event in the country has another loaded field that won’t disappoint with monster Monday match-ups of #2 Montverde Academy (FL) vs #3 Mater Dei (CA), #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs #8 University School (FL), and #7 IMG Academy (FL) vs #19 Westtown School (PA).

Top Match-ups:

#2 Montverde Academy (FL) vs Simeon (IL)
#30 Spartanburg Day (SC) vs Chino Hills (CA)
#16 Archbishop Molloy (NY) vs #29 Dematha Catholic (MD)
#18 Ranney School (NJ) vs Mount Saint Joseph (MD)
#6 Hudson Catholic (NJ) vs John Carroll (MD)
#2 Montverde Academy (FL) vs #3 Mater Dei (CA)
#5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs #8 University School (FL)
#19 Westtown School (PA) vs #7 IMG Academy


2 Cancer Research Classic

Date: January 5-6
Location: Wheeling, WV

Event Summary:
The 2018 Cancer Research Classic has quickly grown into one of the top high school showcases in the nation and this event may feature the best CRC field ever assembled. Elite basketball academy’s and prep school litter this year’s CRC field with a rematch of last year’s Dick’s Nationals title game headlining the event as #2 Montverde Academy (FL) will take on #12 La Lumiere (IN).

Top Match-ups:

#20 Imhotep Charter (PA) vs #12 La Lumiere (IN)
#7 IMG Academy (FL) vs Orlando Christian Prep (FL)
#21 Webster Groves vs Wheeler (GA)
#2 Montverde Academy (FL) vs #12 La Lumiere (IN)
#13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs #7 IMG Academy (FL)
#3 Mater Dei (CA) vs Gonzaga (DC)
#9 McEachern (GA) vs #29 Dematha Catholic (MD)


3 Flyin to the Hoop Invitational

Date: January 12-15
Location: Dayton, OH

Event Summary:
The 2018 Flyin to the Hoop Invitational will once again put Ohio’s best against a plethora of nationally ranked teams with nationally ranked match-ups sprinkled throughout the event. National match-ups of #13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs Huntington Prep (WV) and #6 IMG Academy (FL) vs #28 Prolific Prep (CA) will headline this great event, but elite Ohio teams will bring a rowdy crowd to create another fun atmosphere in Dayton.

Top Match-ups:

#13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs Huntington Prep (WV)
#9 McEachern (GA) vs Trotwood (OH)
#7 IMG Academy (FL) vs #28 Prolific Prep (CA)
#28 Prolific Prep (CA) vs Garfield Heights (OH)
#9 McEachern (GA) vs Pickerington Central (OH)
#12 La Lumiere (IN) vs Aspire Academy (KY)


4 Holiday Hoopsgiving

Date: November 24-25
Location: Atlanta, GA

Event Summary:
The 4th annual Holiday Hoopsgiving has quickly grown into one of the elite showcase events in the nation, pitting the best teams Georgia has to offer against national powers. This early season tournament will give us a look at preseason top 10 schools #2 Montverde Academy (FL), #9 McEachern (GA), and #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC).

Top Match-ups:

#10 Wesleyan Christian (NC) vs Gainesville (GA)
Mountain Brook (AL) vs Norcross (GA)
#2 Montverde Academy (FL) vs Trinity Episcopal (VA)
#9 McEachern (GA) vs Christ School (NC)
Trinity Episcopal (VA) vs Trinity Christian Academy (NC)
#10 Wesleyan Christian (NC) vs Norcross (GA)


5 Marshall County Hoopfest

Date: November 30-December 3
Location: Benton, KY

The 2017 Marshall County Hoopfest features national powerhouses #5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) and #13 Findlay Prep (NV) who both have a chance at a Dick’s Nationals title this season with stacked rosters. The best match-ups however, both feature Huntington Prep (WV) who is looking to get back into the national conversation, facing St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) and #28 Prolific Prep (CA).

Top Match-ups:

#5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs Hamilton Heights (TN)
#13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs Orangeville Prep (Can)
Huntington Prep (WV) vs St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ)
#13 Findlay Prep (NV) vs Aspire Academy (KY)
#5 Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs Tennessee Prep (TN)
#28 Prolific Prep (CA) vs Huntington Prep (WV)


6 ARS Rescue Rooter Hoopfest

Date: December 9-10
Location: Hyattsville, MD

Event Summary:
The 2017 ARS Rescue Rooter Hoopfest at Dematha Catholic will showcase some of the top talent from around the country with IMG Academy (FL), Wesleyan Christian (NC), Wheeler (GA), and defending state champion Archbishop Wood (PA) among those featured in the top DC area event in the nation. The top 25 match-up of #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC) and #25 Paul VI (VA) appears to be the headliner of this early season proving grounds.

Top Match-ups:

Wheeler (GA) vs #7 IMG Academy (FL)
#25 Paul VI (VA) vs #10 Wesleyan Christian (NC)
#29 Dematha Catholic (MD) vs Oak Ridge (FL)
#10 Wesleyan Christian (NC) vs Mount St. Joseph (MD)
#7 IMG Academy (FL) vs St. John’s (DC)
#29 Dematha Catholic (MD) vs Archbishop Wood (PA)


7 Slam Dunk to the Beach

Date: December 27-29
Location: Lewes, DE

Event Summary:
The Slam Dunk to the Beach has come back into national prominence after taking a few years off after murky waters called for a change in tournament directors. This year, the same event that featured the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony returns with another strong field. #17 Roselle Catholic (NJ) vs Gray College (SC) and Gonzaga (DC) vs Bishop Loughlin (NY) are among the most anticipated games in the tournament.

Top Match-ups:

#27 Roselle Catholic (NJ) vs Gray Collegiate (SC)
Gonzaga (DC) vs Harvard Westlake (CA)
Saint James (MD) vs Immaculate Conception (NJ)
St. John’s (DC) vs John Carroll (MD)
#19 Westtown School (PA) vs Dillard (FL)
Gonzaga (DC) vs Bishop Loughlin (NY)


-All Rankings based on Preseason Top 30 rankings, For current rankings click: HERE

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