Video: Preseason Top 25 high school basketball rankingsMost of the Top 25 teams are in action throughout tournament season.
High school basketball season is underway,
as some of the top events of the 2019-20 high school basketball season have already passed with many more to come your way.
the years high school basketball has grown bigger and bigger on the
national stage with more prep schools and basketball academies than ever
before. All that talent has to play somewhere, and that's why our top
event list that featured just over 50 events three seasons ago has grown
to nearly 70 this season.
you consider yourself a true high school basketball junkie, here's a
guide to nearly 70 of the top high school basketball events put on from coast
to coast in 2019-20:
Top high school basketball tournaments and events in 2019-20
20-24 — Washington Tournament of Champions (Washington, Ill.)
22-23 — Gate City Classic (Greensboro, N.C.)
An early look at top Tar Heel State programs Cannon (Concord, N.C.)
, Carmel Christian (Matthews, N.C.)
, Combine Academy (Lincolnton, N.C.)
, Greensboro Day (Greensboro, N.C.)
, Henderson Collegiate (Henderson, N.C.), Moravian Prep (Hudson, N.C.)
and Wesleyan Christian Academy (High Point, N.C.)
28-30 — Rumble on the Ridge (Forrest City, Ark.)
The eight team field will feature Bartlett (Tenn.)
, Bryant (Ark.)
, Forrest City (Ark.)
, iSchool (Lewisville, Texas)
, Kenwood (Clarksville, Tenn.)
, North Little Rock (Ark.)
, Osborne (Marietta, Ga.)
and Tri-Cities (East Point, Ga.)
29-30 — Charlotte Hoops Challenge (Charlotte, N.C.)
Many top teams from the Charlotte area will participate, including Ardrey Kell (Charlotte, N.C.)
, Cannon, Combine Academy, Concord First Assembly Academy (Concord, N.C.)
, Independence (Charlotte, N.C.)
, David W. Butler (Matthews, N.C.)
and Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte, N.C.)
29-30 — Holiday Hoopsgiving (Atlanta)
The sixth annual Atlanta event features Georgia powers Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
, Greenforest (Decatur, Ga.)
, Meadowcreek (Norcross, Ga.)
, Norcross (Ga.)
, Pace Academy (Atlanta, Ga.)
and Therrell (Atlanta, Ga.)
. Out-of-state teams include Durham Academy (Durham, N.C.)
, First Love Christian Academy (Washington, Pa.)
, Legacy Early College (Greenville, S.C.)
, Mountain Brook (Birmingham, Ala.)
, South Shore (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
29-30 — Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Fayetteville, N.C.)
29-30 — Lighthouse Thanksgiving Classic (Corinth, Miss.)
The seventh edition of the Thanksgiving event is headlined by Briarcrest Christian (Eads, Tenn.)
, Center Hill (Olive Branch, Miss.)
, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.)
, Houston (Germantown, Tenn.)
, Hamilton Heights Christian (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
, Olive Branch (Miss.)
, Ramsay (Birmingham, Ala.)
, The Webb School (Bell Buckle, Tenn.)
, West Oaks Academy (Orlando, Fla.)
, Wooddale (Memphis, Tenn.)
29-30 — Thanksgiving Hoopfest (Duncanville, Texas)
Texas state title contenders Duncanville (Texas)
, Guyer (Denton, Texas)
, Lancaster (Texas)
, Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy (Dallas)
, St. Mark's (Dallas)
and Yates (Houston)
will be joined by out of state schools Marion (Ark.)
, Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
, Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.)
, Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, Calif.)
, Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.)
, Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)
and others will compete in the premier Thanksgiving event this season.
30 — NorCal Tip-Off Classic (Newark, Calif.)
Golden State contenders Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
, Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland, Calif.)
, Campolindo (Moraga, Calif.)
, JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
, Moreau Catholic (Hayward, Calif.)
, Windward (Los Angeles, Calif.)
and others will compete in Newark.
5-7 — Hoophall West (Phoenix)
MaxPreps Preseason Top 100 teams Coronado (Henderson, Nev.)
, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
, Hillcrest Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.)
, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
, Millennium (Goodyear, Ariz.), Prolific
Prep, Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
and Sierra Canyon will all be in action in Phoenix.
5-8 — Marshall County Hoopfest (Benton, Ky.)
One of the top events of the Grind Session will be headlined by Briarcrest Christian, Callaway, Curie (Chicago)
, Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.)
, Lausanne Collegiate (Memphis, Tenn.)
, Madisonville-North Hopkins (Madisonville, Ky.)
, Male (Louisville, Ky.)
, Marshall County (Benton, Ky.)
and Prolific Prep among others.
7 — Fred Pickett Play By Play Classic (Chester, Pa.)
7-8 — Norm Stewart Classic (Columbia, Mo.)
This unique event gives us an early look at Missouri contenders, with 48
consecutive hours of basketball over the course of this special
7-9 — National Hoopfest (Hyattsville, Md.)
12-14 — Battle at the Rock (Fort Mill, S.C.)
A strong field is headlined by AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Ariz.)
, Cannon, Chapmanville Regional (Chapmanville, W. Va.)
, Combine Academy, Dream City Christian (Glendale, Ariz.)
, Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.)
, Keenan (Columbia, S.C.)
, Legacy Early College, Moravian
Prep and Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
12-14 — Bojangles Bash (Columbia, S.C.)
MaxPreps Preseason Top 100 schools Dorman, Huntington Prep, Moravian Prep, North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, N.C.)
and Oak Hill Academy all will be in action in Columbia.
13-14 Good Guys vs. Cancer (Kill Devil Hills, N.C.)
13-15 — Gonzaga DC Classic (Washington, D.C.)
The eight-team field will feature Georgetown Prep (North Bethesda, Md.)
Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wash.)
, Gray Collegiate Academy (West Columbia, S.C.)
, Imhotep Charter (Philadelphia)
, Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville, Tenn.)
, McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)
and St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (Alexandria, Va.)
14 — Ohio Scholastic Play By Play Classic (Columbus, Ohio)
14 — Battle in the Apple (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
14 — Braggin' Rights Georgia vs. Alabama (Huntsville, Ala.)
14 — Forum Tip-Off Classic (Indianapolis)
Hoosier State contenders Brownsburg (Ind.)
, Bloomington South (Bloomington, Ind.)
, Carmel (Ind.)
, Culver Academies (Culver, Ind.)
, Evansville Reitz (Evansville, Ind.)
, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (Fort Wayne, Ind.)
and Gary West Side (Gary, Ind.)
will compete in Indianapolis.
16-17 — Duel in the Desert (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Grind Session circuit event.
17-21 — Jerry Tarkanian Classic (Las Vegas)
Host Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
, Clark (Las Vegas)
, Coronado, Mater Dei, Marion, Mayfair, Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia)
, Putnam City West (Oklahoma City)
, Sheldon (Sacramento, Calif.)
and Washington (Milwaukee)
, headline the stacked Las Vegas event.
18-23 — City of Palms Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.)
15 teams from the MaxPreps Preseason Top 100 travel to the Sunshine State in mid-December highlighted by top-ranked Montverde
Academy, defending national champions IMG Academy and defending event champions McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
19-23 — Chick-fil-A Classic (Columbia, S.C.)
18th annual Chick-fil-A Classic showcases a loaded field Cannon, Dorman, Gray Collegiate, Greenforest, Greensboro Day, Hillcrest Prep, Huntington Prep, La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.)
, Legacy Early College, Prolific
Prep, Word of God and Westtown (West Chester, Pa.)
19-23 — King of the Bluegrass (Fairdale, Ky.)
26-30 — John Wall Holiday Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.)
The loaded post-Christmas tournament features MaxPreps Preseason Top 100 squads Callaway, Combine Academy, Farmville Central, Hillcrest Prep, Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.)
Academy, Moravian Prep, Patrick School and Word of God.
26-30 — Les Schwab Invitational (Hillsboro, Ore.)
Bishop Gorman, Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wash.)
, Mater Dei and Norcross will be favorites against the Beaver State's top programs.
26-30 — Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational (Palm Springs, Calif.)
Golden State contenders will be joined by out-of-state teams American Fork (Utah)
, Bellevue (Wash.)
, Canyon Springs (North Las Vegas, Nev.)
, Lake Washington (Kirkland, Wash.)
, Liberty (Issaquah, Wash.)
, Mount Si (Snoqualmie, Wash.)
, Pleasant Grove (Utah)
, Snow Canyon (St. George, Utah)
and Spring Creek (Nev.)
in this year's event.
26-31 — Governor's Challenge (Salisbury, Md.)
The 39th edition of the largest holiday tournament in the country features 120 teams across four venues.
26-29 — The Classic at Damien (La Verne, Calif.)
26-31 — Beach Ball Classic (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
The 16-team field features teams from 12 different states and D.C. headlined by preseason top 100 schools Dorman, Long Island Lutheran, Millennium, Morgan Park, Poly (Baltimore)
and Whitney Young.
26-31 — Arby's Classic (Bristol, Tenn.)
The 37th annual event showcases Bartlett, Concord First Assembly Academy, Fayetteville (Ark.)
, Maret (Washington, D.C.)
, Mentor (Ohio)
, Mountain Brook, North Mecklenburg, Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, Ga.)
and The Webb School.
27-28 — Tournament of Champions Classic (Marietta, Ga.)
The Peach State holiday event is headlined by East Coweta (Sharpsburg, Ga.)
, Grayson, Greenforest, Marshall (Richmond, Va.)
, McEachern, Meadowcreek, Pebblebrook, Tucker (Ga.)
27-29 — Slam Dunk to the Beach (Lewes, Del.)
Preseason Top 100 schools Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, N.Y.)
, First Love Christian, Gill St. Bernard's, Legacy Early College, Paul VI, Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.)
, Sanford (Hockessin, Del.)
and Westtown participate in Lewes.
27-29 — Whataburger Tournament (Fort Worth, Texas)
The 62nd edition of the holiday tournament features Lone Star State contenders Atascocita (Humble, Texas)
, Duncanville, Guyer, Lewisville (Texas)
, Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas)
, Northwest (Justin, Texas)
, Trinity (Euless, Texas)
and Wyatt (Fort Worth, Texas)
27-30 — Rotary Roundball Classic (North Charleston, S.C.)
The 27th edition of the event features teams from Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York and Maryland joining the Palmetto state's top programs.
27-30 — Pete & Jameer Nelson Classic (Chester, Pa.)
This event brings a strong crop of talent from the Philadelphia area with top 100 schools Bishop McDevitt, Imhotep Charter and Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)
among the headliners.
2-4 — ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Memphis, Tenn.)
The loaded Memphis event will feature Briarcrest Christian, Christian Brothers, Hamilton Heights Christian, IMG Academy, Lausanne Collegiate, Memphis East, Montverde Academy, Olive Branch, Vashon (St. Louis, Mo.)
3-4 — Cancer Research Classic (Wheeling, W.Va.)
Annually, one of the top events in high school hoops showcases preseason top 100 teams Chapmanville Regional, DeMatha, First Love Christian, Huntington Prep, ISA Andrews Osborne, La Lumiere, Mater Dei, Norcross, Paul VI, Roman Catholic, Roselle Catholic, Sunrise Christian Academy and Wasatch Academy.
5 — Cleveland Scholastic Play By Play Classic (Euclid, Ohio)
4-7 — McCracken County Mustang Madness (Paduca, Ky.)
Grind Session circuit event.
10-11 — Ascender Classic (Bradenton, Fla.)
Preseason top five programs Huntington Prep and host IMG Academy headline the Sunshine State event.
10-11 — Metro Classic 1 (Toms River, N.J.)
11 — Highland Shootout (Highland, Ill.)
16-18 — Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions (Springfield, Mo.)
16-20 — Spalding Hoophall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)
The top showcase event in high school hoops features each of the top 10 squads in our preseason rankings with DeMatha, Huntington Prep, IMG Academy, La Lumiere, Montverde Academy, Oak Hill Academy, Patrick School, Paul VI, Prolific Prep and Sierra Canyon all headed to basketball's birthplace.
17-20 — Flyin to The Hoop (Dayton, Ohio)
Top 100 Buckeye State programs St. Edward and St. Vincent-St Mary are joined by top 100 out of state schools Dream City Christian, First Love Christian, Grayson, Hillcrest Prep, Huntington Prep and Prolific Prep.
21 — MaxPreps MLK Classic (Moraga, Calif.)
23-25 — Montverde Academy Invitational (Montverde, Fla)
The 17th annual M.A.I.T. will feature an eight-team field of Crestwood Prep (Canada)
, La Crosse Central (La Crosse, Wis.)
, Long Island Lutheran, Master's Academy (Oviedo, Fla.)
, Montverde Academy, South Miami (Miami, Fla.)
, Westminster Academy (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
24-25 — Quincy Shootout (Quincy, Ill.)
24-26 — Crush in the Valley (Fairfield, Calif.)
Grind Session circuit event.
26 — Kiwanis Hotbed Classic (New Albany, Miss.)
MaxPreps Preseason Top 100 programs Briarcrest Christian, Callaway and Mountain Brook headline the Magnolia State event.
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 — Bob Kirk Invitational (Cumberland, Md.)
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 — St. James Invitational (Hagerstown, Md.)
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Tampa, Fla.)
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — Nike Extravaganza (Santa Ana, Calif.)
Preseason Top 100 programs Bishop Gorman, Etiwanda, Gonzaga, Mater Dei, Rancho Christian, Salesian College Preparatory and Whitney Young headline the loaded West Coast event.
7-8 — Metro Classic 2 (Toms River, NJ)
15 — Heartland Hoops Classic (Grand Island, Neb.)
Out-of-state teams Bishop Walsh, IMG Academy and Sunrise Christian academy join Cornhusker State contenders in Grand Island.