Several of the nation’s elite programs will look to survive a challenging weekend in the Washington, D.C. area.
No. 13 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) headlines an eight-team field at the Gonzaga D.C. Classic that features squads from five states and the District of Columbia. A matchup between the Monarchs and preseason Top 50 selection Gonzaga could materialize in the finals.
No. 8 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) and No. 9 Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) will be involved in the shootout-style National High School Hoops Festival in Upper Marlboro, Md.
DeMatha will face undefeated Benedictine of Richmond, Va., featuring talented junior Michael Gbinije.
Montrose Christian meets St. Mary’s Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.) and emerging junior Treveon Graham.
No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) and No. 10 Milton (Alpharetta, Ga.) will also be tested in key weekend contests. See below for full list.
Dec. 10-12 Gonzaga DC Classic
Carmody Center/Bender Arena – Washington, D.C.
Sidwell Friends (Washington, D.C.) vs. Calvert Hall (Baltimore, Md.)
Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) vs. Dallas Jesuit (Dallas, Texas)
Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.) vs. Iona Prep (New Rochelle, N.Y.)
No. 13 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) vs. Chantilly (Va.)
Dec. 12 National High School Hoops Festival
Wise High School – Upper Marlboro, Md.
Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) vs. Wise (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.) vs. National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, Md.)
No. 9 Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) vs. St. Mary’s Ryken (Leonardtown, Md.)
Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.) vs. West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
No. 8 DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) vs. Benedictine (Richmond, Va.)
Orleans Arena – Las Vegas, Nev.
No. 1 Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) vs. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Dec. 12 Greater Atlanta Christian Shootout
Greater Atlanta Christian High School – Norcross, Ga.
No. 10 Milton (Alpharetta, Ga.) vs. Norcross (Ga.)