Monday, December 10, 2012

Top High School Teams, Players Featured on Thursday Night

For those who love all things recruiting and watching high school prospects -- and you know who you are -- it doesn't get much better than on Thursday night.

The GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase kicks off on Thursday, when it will feature five of the top seven senior players in the country, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU, when Seguin and faces Kimball in a battle of Texas heavyweights. At 8 p.m. on ESPN, Archbisop Mitty of California (featuring No. 7 national recruit Aaron Gordon) will face Travis of Texas (No. 3 Andrew Harrison and No. 5 Aaron Harrison) in Houston.

Then, at 9:30 p.m., top-ranked Simeon (Ill.) and No. 2 prospect Jabari Parker faces No. 19 Desoto (Texas) in Dallas. Desoto is led by No. 36 prospect Matt Jones.

The Showcase continues in January at the Spalding Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield. Wiggins, New Hampton School's Noah Vonleh, Gordon and Parker will be among the top-rated players in that event. We'll have more on that later.

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