ESPN GEICO High School Showcase on December 15th, 2016

With no top 25 teams in action this Thursday, ESPN has given us hoop fans an early Christmas present.  On Thursday, December 15th, four of the top high school teams in the country will participate in the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase.

The Thursday double header will consist of USA Today’s No. 18 New Albany High School (IN) vs. No. 1 La Lumiere (IN) at 7 PM ET which will be followed by No. 3 Sierra Canyon (CA) vs. No. 2 Oak Hill (VA) which will start at approximately 9 PM ET.  The games will be played at the largest high school gym in the United States of America, the New Castle Fieldhouse in New Castle, Indiana which holds a capacity of roughly 9.325 and is seats more than D1 college basketball programs such as Duke, Northern Iowa, Notre Dame, SMU and VCU. New Castle is also home to Indiana great and current UCLA Head Coach, Steve Alford.

The doubleheader will feature some of the top high school ballers in the country including:

New Albany

Romeo Langford (2018)- No. 2 overall and No. 1 SG in ESPN60

Offers: Duke, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Purdue, UCLA, Vanderbilt

La Lumiere

Brian Bowen (2017)- No. 13 overall and No. 3 SF in ESPN100

Offers: Arizona, Creighton, Michigan State, NC State, Texas, UCLA

Jaren Jackson (2017)- No. 26 overall and No. 5 C in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to Michigan State

Jordan Poole (2017)- No. 58 overall and No. 16 SG in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to Michigan

Tyger Campbell (2019)- No. 25 overall and No. 3 PG in ESPN25

Offers: Alabama, Illinois, Michigan State, New Mexico, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, TCU, UNLV, Virginia Tech, Western Kentucky

Sierra Canyon

Cody Riley (2017)- No. 45 overall and No. 7 PF in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to UCLA

Marvin Bagley (2018)- No. 1 overall and No. 1 PF in ESPN60

Offers: Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, California, UCONN, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, UCLA, UNLV, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington State

Oak Hill

Billy Preston (2017)- No. 20 overall and No. 3 PF in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to Kansas

Matt Coleman (2017)- No. 27 overall and No. 4 PG in ESPN100

Offers: Arizona, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, NC State, Seton Hall, Stanford, Syracuse, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Xavier

Lindell Wigginton (2017)- No. 49 overall and No. 12 SG in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to Iowa State

Ty-Shon Alexander (2017)- No. 64 overall and No. 18 SG in ESPN100

Offers: Committed to Creighton


With no real intriguing college games on Thursday, this doubleheader is the perfect prescription to satisfy your basketball needs.  Top 100 recruits; whether it be seniors, juniors, sophomores, or even freshmen that I couldn’t track down their names or rankings, it’ll be interesting to see how these players perform against the some of their fellow highly touted opponents on National Television.  Make sure to tune into ESPN or ESPN2 on Thursday and 7 PM and/or 9 PM ET to watch some of the future stars of college basketball!



Sean Bock
Freshman at the University of Iowa studying Journalism. I'm known for playing little defense and looking to shoot the three ball every time down the floor. Follow me on Twitter @Sean_Bock_4

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