One of many United States’ most prolific basketball hubs might be showcasing its expertise later this month. The Washington Wizards and NBC Sports activities Washington are partnering to host ‘Basketball Day within the DMV’ on Jan. 21 to broadcast a number of native highschool boys basketball video games main as much as the Wizards’ conflict with the Orlando Magic that evening.
The D.C. space has lengthy been identified to be a crucible of hoops expertise for many years now, with a number of the sport’s largest stars taking part in their youth ball within the DMV. For ‘Basketball Day within the DMV’ this yr, 4 native video games might be broadcast on NBC Sports activities Washington and can embrace particular visitors on the telecasts together with Washington Mystics guard Natasha Cloud in addition to Jimmy Patsos and Christy Winters-Scott.
“St. John’s School Excessive Faculty basketball coach Pat Behan, who was identified with ALS, might be acknowledged in the course of the Wizards recreation. Proceeds from that evening’s 50/50 raffle with be donated to a neighborhood ALS charity in his honor,” per a Wizards press launch.
Right here’s the complete slate of highschool video games to be held on Jan. 21 for Basketball Day within the DMV:
Basketball Day within the DMV schedule
Patriot HS (VA) vs. Largo HS (MD): 10 a.m. ET
Largo’s Cam Ward (Class of 2025) is the massive identify to observe on this one, as he’s a four-star recruit and at the moment ranked as the highest prospect within the state of Maryland for his class.
Gwynn Park (MD) vs. Glenelg Nation (MD): 11:45 a.m. ET
Ty Bevins for Gwynn Park has been making noise of late as he’s the No. 6 recruit out of Maryland for the Class of 2024 and a three-star prospect.
DeMatha (MD) vs. Phrase of God (NC): 1:30 p.m. ET
You knew DeMatha could be packing some star energy. DeMatha’s Malcolm Thomas is a three-star recruit for the Class of 2024 and the No. 5 prospect within the state. Additionally, Phrase of God occurs to be John Wall and Wizards/Capital Metropolis Go-Go ahead Isaiah Todd’s alma mater.
St. John’s School HS (DC) vs. Springside-Chestnut Hill (PA): 3:15 p.m. ET
St. John’s boasts two of the Class of 2024’s finest recruits from the world: Donnie Freeman (No. 1 in D.C. and a four-star prospect) and Daquan Davis (No. 3 in D.C. and a four-star as effectively).