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UK Recruits Competing in ESPN Rise National Invitational

Findlay Prep beat Oak Hill to capture the title last year

If you’re a fan of high school basketball, this week is your week. Immediately following the McDonald’s All-American Game, which airs tonight on ESPN at 8pm, you’ll be able to watch the nation’s top high school basketball programs go head to head for the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational Championship. Aside from just watching good basketball, you’ll also see a few UK recruits in action. Here’s the who/what/where for the tournament, including the teams of interest for UK fans:

ESPN Rise National High School Invitational

April 1st – 3rd

Coppin State University (Baltimore, MD)

Team Summaries


Television Schedule

Teams Competing

Findlay Prep (#2 Seed)

Players to Watch: Winston Shepard, Tristan Thompson , Cory Joseph, Nick Johnson
First Game: vs Charlotte Christian Thursday 8pm ESPNU

Oak Hill Academy (#3 Seed)

Players to Watch: Doron Lamb, Roscoe Smith, Pe’Shon Howard, Baye Moussa Keita, Juwan Staten
First Game: vs Mountain State Academy Thursday 6pm ESPNU

Christ School (#4 Seed)

Players to Watch: Marshall Plumlee, Eric Smith, Tony Kimbro
First Game: vs Winter Park Thursday 4pm ESPNU

Winter Park (#5 Seed)

Players to Watch: Austin Rivers, Adam Jones, Brett Comer
First Game: vs Christ School Thursday 4pm ESPNU

Montrose Christian (#8 Seed)

Players to Watch: Joshua Hairston, Justin Anderson, Nazareth Long
First Game: vs Montverde Academy Thursday 2pm ESPNU

*I included a few teams here just because I thought you would be interested in watching them since they feature top national players. This includes 2012 standout Justin Anderson, Austin Rivers and the youngest Plumlee, Marshall, who plays with Tony Kimbro.

Article written by Dustin Rumbaugh

I enjoy basketball, Kentucky sports and extremely short walks on the beach, followed by a nap. Sorry ladies, I'm taken.