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Cheick Diallo, Our Savior New American

The nation's premier high school basketball showcase is getting close to finalizing another star-studded lineup.

The 2014 Spalding Hoophall Classic – scheduled for Jan. 16-20 in Springfield, Mass. – has 37 boys and girls teams representing 16 states and Canada already on board. Organizers expect to add a couple more teams to that list. Pairings and times will be announced at a later date

Fifteen of's top 25 Class of 2014 prospects are expected to be on the rosters of participating teams.

Center and No. 2 overall prospect Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young (Chicago), No. 3 Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep (Dallas), No. 6 Daniel Hamilton of St. John Bosco (Bellflower, Calif.), No. 7 Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) and No. 8 Chris McCullough of Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) will be among the star attractions in Springfield.

In addition, No. 2 overall 2015 prospect Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) is also part of the early plans for the 2014 Classic.

Other top programs include Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.), Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.), Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), Rainier Beach (Seattle) and St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.).

Participating teams

California: Mater Dei (Santa Ana), St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
Florida: Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville), Montverde Academy (Montverde)
Illinois: Curie (Chicago), Whitney Young (Chicago)
Indiana: La Lumiere (LaPorte)
Maryland: DeMatha (Hyattsville), St. Frances Academy (Baltimore)
Massachusetts: Cushing Academy (Ashburnham), Northfield Mount Hermon (Mount Hermon), Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham)
Nevada: Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
New Hampshire: Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro)Kimball Union Academy (Meriden)
New Jersey: St. Anthony (Jersey City), St. Benedict's Prep (Newark), St. Joseph (Metuchen)
New York: Albany Academy (Albany), Bishop Kearney (Rochester), Lincoln (Brooklyn), Our Savior New American (Centereach)
North Carolina: Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point)
Pennsylvania: Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia)
Texas: Prime Prep (Dallas), Yates (Houston)
Virginia: Bishop O'Connell (Arlington), Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson), Paul VI (Fairfax)
Washington: Rainier Beach (Seattle)
West Virginia: Huntington Prep (Huntington)
Canada: Father Henry Carr (Toronto, Ontario)

Girls: Archbishop Williams (Braintree, Mass.), Braintree (Mass.), Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)