Basketball’s Future on Display at HoopHall Prep Showcase on YurView

Yurview New England will live stream 12 games from the inaugural HoopHall Prep Showcase this weekend at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts and then televise them on tape delay in various Cox Communications markets across the country.

The event, which includes a total of 49 teams competing in a total of 43 games over three days, is a sister event to the Spalding HoopHall Classic and located less than two miles away, allowing college coaches, NBA scouts, national media, and fans alike a full immersion into high school and prep school basketball over the course of the weekend.

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YURVIEW GAME SCHEDULE (watch all games live on yurview.com):

Friday 3pm – IMG Academy vs. Hargrave Military Academy

Things get started with a bang as two of the nation’s top prep programs, both of whom are undefeated, come into this heavyweight battle. IMG is led by the frontcourt tandem of VCU signee Mikeal Brown-Jones and Kenyon Martin Jr. while Darius Miles and Nick Blake give them more firepower on the wings. Hargrave has a lethal guard tandem in Georgia commit KD Johnson and Mark Sears. Their best long-term prospect though is 6-foot-7 forward Corey Walker, a consensus top-50 prospect in the country headed to Tennessee.

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Corey Walker: Hargrave – Photo: Annette Grant Photography – www.agrantphoto.com

Friday 4:45pm – Kimball Union Academy vs. Cushing Academy

Stakes are high in this NEPSAC AA match-up as Cushing Academy, widely perceived as the favorite in the class, squares off against a KUA squad that is making significant strides this season. Cushing has two of the region’s top juniors in Bensley Joseph and Alexis Reyes, both of whom were offered by Georgetown this past weekend, along with a stable of quality seniors including Brown bound forward Malachi Ndur. KUA is led by a future Ivy Leaguer as well in Dartmouth bound Robert McRae III while junior Robert Brown III is quickly establishing himself as one of the region’s best in 2021.

Friday 6:30pm – Woodstock Academy vs. Bosco Institute

The Bosco Institute, from northwest Indiana, has made waves in the prep ranks this year with convincing wins over Sunrise Christian and Link Year in order to play their way onto the national map. The frontline trio of David Setka, Pat Suemnick, and Javon Cooley lead the way for a Dons team that also features Cushing Academy alum Kyle Murphy. They’ll face off against a Woodstock team that is similarly deep up front with Ronnie DeGray, Dyondre Dominguez, and UMass bound wing Cairo McCrory while Quran McPherson leads the way in the backcourt.

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Quran McPherson: Woodstock – Photo: Annette Grant Photography – www.agrantphoto.com

Friday 8:00pm – Putnam Science Academy vs. Golden State Prep

Another newcomer to the national stage, Golden State Prep, is the post-graduate division of one of California’s most notable high school programs, Prolific Prep. Already considered the pre-eminent post-graduate program on the west coast, Golden State Prep is making their first appearance in a national event where they’ll meet the 2018 national champions who are led by Hassan Diarra, Vladislav Goldin, and Jaylen Murray among others this season.

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Hassan Diarra: Putnam – Photo: Annette Grant Photography – www.agrantphoto.com

Saturday 1:45pm – Bosco Institute vs. NBA Academy Africa

The Bosco Institute returns for their second of three games on the weekend and faces the NBA Academy from Africa in a game that should be a big draw for college coaches with numerous available 2020 prospects on both sides. Sam Oluwatobi and Nelly Joseph are notable prospects from the NBA Academy that are expected to have big crowds this weekend.

Saturday 3:15pm Scotland Campus vs. CBD Montverde

In a game that could have post-season implications, last year’s national runner-up Scotland Campus puts their undefeated record on the line to face a well-coached CBD Montverde squad. Scotland is led by Iowa State bound wing Darlinstone Dunbar as well as big man Abou Ousmane, who will be making his return to New England. Montverde will rely on LaSalle bound wing Anwar Gill and unsigned big man Keegan Harvey to lead their attack.

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Darlinstone Dunbar: Scotland – Photo: Annette Grant Photography – www.agrantphoto.com

Saturday 4:45pm Mount Zion Prep vs. Sunrise Christian Academy

This is another game that could have long-term ramifications as two teams with post-season aspirations lock-up in Springfield. Mount Zion’s attack is anchored on the interior with David N’Guessan and Syracuse bound forward Woody Newton. Sunrise guard Tyrin Lawrence has increasing high-major attention while Collin Moore and Jeremiah Oden are also highly recruited unsigned prospects.

Saturday 6:30pm New Hampton vs. IMG Academy

Just 24 hours after facing off with Hargrave, IMG will return to the court to take on another worthy adversary in New Hampton. It will be a fun match-up along the frontline as the Martin/Brown-Jones tandem will lock up with NHS’ unsigned post-grad Jahmyl Telfort and star sophomore Alex Karaban. Expect tempo to be a big factor as IMG plays with more pace than perhaps any other team in the country this year.

Sunday 12:30pm Sunrise Christian vs. Scotland Campus

This has the potential to be one of the best games of the weekend. Both teams will be tested on Saturday but the depth of talent and athleticism in this one should allow for a fast and exciting style of play between two of the nation’s top ten post-graduate programs.

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Sunday 2:15pm Northfield Mount Hermon vs. Mount Zion Prep

NMH and Mt. Zion are two teams who have annually found themselves in the national post-season and are now both looking for quality wins to secure another trip. They’ll also both be just one day removed from significant challenges as NMH will host Brewster in a AAA league game on Saturday. Sam Silverstein and Zach Taylor, committed to Harvard and Brown respectively, have had good seasons for NMH while Avery Brown is having a breakout sophomore campaign. The key for Mount Zion could be guard play as their frontcourt will be just fine in this one.

Sunday 3:45pm Worcester Academy vs. Perkiomen

Worcester and Perkiomen aren’t just two teams on upward trajectories, but also two of the hardest playing teams you’ll find. The Hilltoppers are coming off a win over AAA New Hampton on a Jhamyl Fricas buzzer-beater while Perkiomen knocked off NMH just before the holiday break. Worcester features Iowa bound big man Josh Ogundele in the senior class plus a pair of Holy Cross pledges in Judson Martindale and Michael Rabinovich while DaSonte Bowen is a budding star in the sophomore class. Perkiomen has an ascending junior forward in Phillip Byriel along with numerous unsigned seniors looking to prove themselves.

Sunday 5:15pm NBA Academy Africa vs. Loomis Chaffee School

The final game of Yurview’s weekend coverage will again feature the NBA Academy against a Loomis Chaffee squad that features Dayton bound wing RJ Blakney, UNLV bound forward Reece Brown, and junior wing Nate Santos. Blakney has been on a tear this season and looks like he could be a still in the A10 while Santos is looking to reassert himself as one of the region’s top juniors coming off last year’s ACL injury.

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