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Basketball Hall of Fame to Host 17th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic in the Birthplace of Basketball

 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Elite Programs from Across the Country to Take the Court at Springfield College

 

Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule for the 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic, an annual basketball showcase now in its seventeenth year at Springfield College. Games will be played at Blake Arena on the campus of Springfield College January 11-15, during Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

The nation’s premier basketball event will once again showcase the top high school basketball teams from across the country. This year’s elite matchups include Montverde Academy (FL) vs. Mater Dei (CA), Westtown School (PA) vs. IMG Academy (FL), and Roselle Catholic vs. Oak Ridge. Other exciting matchups will feature Spartanburg Day School (SC) vs. Chino Hills (CA), Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. University School (FL), and Archbishop Molloy (NY) vs. DeMatha Catholic (MD). Complete broadcast information will be released at a later date.

“The Basketball Hall of Fame is honored to continue its seventeen-year tradition of hosting the top players and programs in the country,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We look forward to the many thrilling matchups and expect the student-athletes will thoroughly enjoy their visits to the Birthplace of Basketball and the Hall of Fame.”

Echoing this sentiment, Kenyatta Bynoe, VP of Global Marketing and Partnerships at Spalding added, “as a leader in the basketball category we are thrilled to serve as the official basketball for the Spalding HoopHall Classic. We continue to relish in the opportunity to partner with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to elevate the game of basketball and bring forward the nation’s elite high school basketball talent in this dynamic showcase event.

Last year’s Spalding Hoophall Classic games were highlighted by DeAndre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley (Duke), Mohamed Bamba (Texas), Wendell Carter (Duke), Trevon Duval (Duke), and Michael Porter Jr. (Missouri). Fans can expect to see more rising stars with this year’s contest featuring seven of the top eight seniors as ranked by ESPN including: R.J. Barrett (Montverde, FL), Zion Williamson (Spartanburg Day School, SC), Cam Reddish (Westtown, PA), Bol Bol (Mater Dei, CA), Simisola Shittu (Vermont Academy, VT), Keldon Johnson (Oak Hill Academy, VA), and Anfernee Simons (IMG Academy, FL).A total of 31 players out of the ESPN Top 100 in the Class of 2018 will participate. Standouts in the Class of 2019 include Vernon Carey Jr. (University School, FL), Chol Marial (IMG Academy, FL), and Cole Anthony (Archbishop Molloy, NY).

Supporting sponsors of the 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic include Nike, Springfield College, Gatorade, Big Y, and iSlide. Tickets for the 2018 Spalding Hoophall Classic will be on-sale as of November 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST. To purchase tickets, log onto tickets.hoophall.com.


 

 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

4:00 PM

Boys

Wahconah High School, MA

Hopkins Academy, MA

5:30 PM

Boys

Sabis International Charter School, MA

Longmeadow High School, MA

7:00 PM

Boys

South Hadley High School, MA

Holyoke High School, MA

9:00 PM

Boys

Springfield Central High School, MA

Putnam High School, MA

 

Friday, January 12, 2018

3:00 PM

Girls

West Springfield High School, MA

Chicopee High School, MA

4:30 PM

Girls

Hampshire Regional High School, MA

Greenfield High School, MA

6:00 PM

Girls

Longmeadow High School, MA

Hoosac Valley High School, MA

7:30 PM

Girls

Enfield High School, CT

Christ the King High School, NY

9:00 PM

Girls

Springfield Central High School, MA

Long Island Lutheran High School, NY

 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:00 AM

Boys

Rice High School, VT

McQuaid Jesuit, NY

10:30 AM

Boys

Central Catholic High School, MA

Long Island Lutheran High School, NY

12 Noon

Boys

Albany Academy, NY

Bishop O'Connell High School, VA

1:30 PM

Boys

Hillhouse High School, CT

Imhotep Charter School, PA

3:00 PM

Boys

Sacred Heart High School, CT

Gonzaga College High School, DC

4:30 PM

Boys

Roselle Catholic High School, NJ

Oak Ridge High School, FL

6:00 PM

Boys

Montverde Academy, FL

Simeon Career Academy, IL

8:00 PM

Boys

Spartanburg Day School, SC

Chino Hills High School, CA

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

9:00 AM

Boys

Northfield Mount Hermon School, MA

Hargrave Military Academy, VA

10:45 AM

Boys

Brewster Academy, NH

Cushing Academy, MA

12:30 PM

Boys

Vermont Academy, VT

IMG Post Grad National, FL

2:15 PM

Boys

Archbishop Molloy High School, NY

DeMatha Catholic High School, MD

4:00 PM

Boys

The Ranney School, NJ

Mount Saint Joseph, MD

5:45 PM

Boys

Immaculate Conception High School, NJ

Findlay College Prep, NV

7:30 PM

Boys

MacDuffie School, MA

CBD - Montverde Academy

9:15 PM

Boys

Woodstock Academy, CT

St. Andrew's School, RI

 

Monday, January 15, 2018

9:00 AM

Boys

Mount Vernon High School, NY

Webster Groves High School, MO

11:00 AM

Boys

Hudson Catholic High School, NJ

John Carroll School, MD

1:00 PM

Boys

Montverde Academy, FL

Mater Dei High School, CA

3:00 PM

Boys

Oak Hill Academy, VA

University School, FL

5:00 PM

Boys

Westtown School, PA

IMG Varsity National, FL

7:00 PM

Boys

Springfield Central High School, MA

Newton North High School, MA

 

About Spalding

Spalding® is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world with a long-standing heritage in quality and innovation. Spalding is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) as well as the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA.  Spalding also produces softball equipment under the Dudley® brand. The SPALDING® and DUDLEY® trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC. For more information, visit www.spalding.com

 

About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

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