Prestigious basketball tournament features top teams and players in nation

By Spectrum Sports Staff,
Last Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4:33 PM EST

Elite basketball teams and players will convene at Berkeley Prep this weekend for the 4th Annual Rescue Rooter Tampa National Hoopfest.

 

The prestigious event features the top two teams in the nation according to USA Today, No. 1 Montverde Academy and No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (VA).  Both teams are unbeaten this season.

 

The field also includes Orlando’s Oak Ridge, who is ranked No. 16 in the nation, as well as traditional Bay Area powers Berkeley Prep, St. Petersburg and Tampa Prep.

 

The individual talent on display will be impressive as well.  There will be 15 players at the invitational who are ranked in the top 50 of their respective graduating class.

 

Schedule of Games

Friday January 19th
5:00 - Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Oldsmar Christian 
6:30 - Berkeley Prep vs. West Oaks (FL)
8:00 - Montverde Academy (Post Grad) vs. IMG Academy (Post grad)

Saturday January 20th
12:00 - Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Victory Rock (FL)
1:30 - IMG Academy (national varsity) vs. West Oaks (FL)
3:00 - Oak Ridge (FL) vs. Tampa Prep
4:30 - Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs. St. Pete High
6:00 - Montverde Academy (national varsity) vs. Berkeley Prep

 

Notable Players

ESPN 2018 player rankings 
ESPN #1 overall R.J. Barrett Montverde Academy 
ESPN #7 overall Keldon Johnson Oak Hill Academy 
ESPN #8 overall Anfernee Simons IMG Post Grad committed to Louisville 
ESPN #20 overall Emmitt Williams Oak Ridge
ESPN #28 overall Silvio De Sousa IMG National Varsity committed to Kansas
ESPN #33 overall David McCormarck Oak Hill Academy 
ESPN #38 overall Will Richardson Oak Hill Academy 
ESPN #42 overall Elijah Weaver Oldsmar Christian 
ESPN #46 overall Andrew Nembhard Montverde Academy 
ESPN #56 overall Mike Devoe Montverde Academy 
ESPN #91 overall Eric Ayala IMG National Varsity 

ESPN 2019 Player Rankings 
ESPN #4 overall Chol Marial IMG National Varsity 
ESPN #28 overall Makhi Mitchell Montverde Academy committed to Maryland
ESPN #32 overall Josh Green Montverde Academy 
ESPN #35 overall Josh Nickelberry Oak Hill Academy 
ESPN #50 overall Jordan Mitchell Montverde Academy 

ESPN 2020 Player Rankings
ESPN #20 Jaemyn Brakefield Huntington Prep