December 10, 2011 - If fans want to see future Hoyas D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera or Kennedy Meeks, a Class of 2011 signee and '13 possible, respectively, there is a rare opportunity available this weekend. The chance is called the National High School Hoops Festival.
Action begins today at 12:15p, and extends through tomorrow, where the last game has a tip-off of 4:30p. The site is DeMatha Catholic High School, and the event costs $10 per day. See the link above for more information, including the schedule.
Smith-Rivera (plays 5:45 today)and Meeks (3:45p game time) are far from the only talented players participating, with the Hoyas also recruiting others. Among others, expect to see:
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Jordan Burgess (Benedictine) VCU
Arnaud Adala Moto (Episcopal) Wake Forest University
Kethan Savage (Episcopal) George Washington University
Kennedy Meeks (West Charlotte)
Tillman Dunbar (Paul VI) Naval Academy
Coleman Johnson (Paul VI) Fairfied University
Tim Higgins (Paul VI) Cornell University
Stanford Robinson (Paul VI)
Damien Wilson (Oak Hill)
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Oak Hill) Georgetown
Tyler Lewis (Oak Hill) North Carolina State
Jordan Adams (Oak Hill) UCLA
AJ Hammons (Oak Hill) Purdue
Isaiah Austin (Grace Prep) Baylor University
Emmanuel Mudiay (Grace Prep)
Beejay Anya (Dematha)
Jairus Lyles (Dematha)
James Robinson (Dematha) Pittsburgh
Jerami Grant (Dematha) Syracuse
DaJuan Coleman (Jamesville Dewitt)
Tyler Cavanaugh (Jamesville Dewitt) Wake Forest University
Brief previews of participating high schools Jamesville-Dewitt (Coleman, Cavanaugh), West Charlotte (Meeks), and Grace Prep (Austin, Mudiay) are available through these links.
HoyaReport.com and i95Ballerz.com will be sources of follow up coverage.