Kentucky sign Shaedon Sharpe of Glendale Dream City, the nation’s No.1 2022 prospect by ESPN, will play in the Hoophall West Invitational, with nine of ESPN’s top 20 basketball prospects.
Hoophall West returns as a national event in Scottsdale Chaparral on December 8, 9, 10 and 11. The final four games will be played at the Footprint Center, home of the Suns, starting at 4 p.m. and includes a prime-time game at 7 p.m. between AZ Compass Prep and Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy.
Last year, Hoohall West games were pinpointed with games played throughout the season, which started late due to COVID-19.
Top prospects for this year’s event include Sharpe, Amari Bailey from Sierra Canyon (ESPN # 4, UCLA engagement), Dariq Whitehead from Montverde Academy (# 5, Duke), Vincent Iwuchukwu from Montverde (# 11, USC), Chris of Oak Hill Academy Livingston (No. 12, Ky.), Dior Johnson of Prolific Prep (No. 15, Oregon), Skyy Clark of Montverde (No. 16, Ky.), Adem Bona of Prolific Prep ( No. 17, undecided), Dillion Mitchell of Montverde (No. 18, undecided), MJ Rice of Prolific Prep (No. 20, Kansas).
Locally, Gilbert Perry, Phoenix St. Mary’s, Dream City Christian, AZ Compass Prep, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Phoenix Brophy Prep, Chaparral, Peoria Centennial, Gilbert Highland, Phoenix Mountain Pointe and Scottsdale Desert Mountain will play.
Top local players include Mountain Pointe’s Tru Washington, Sunnyslope’s duo Elijah Saunders and Oakland Fort, Perry’s Dylan Anderson, Cody Williams and Koa Peat, St. Mary’s Styles Phipps and Garrison Phelps, AZ Compass Prep’s Mookie Cook, Dylan Andrews , Sadraque Nganga and Kylan Boswell, Jake Lifgren of Centennial, Arman Madi and Patrick Chew of Brophy Prep.
There will be three girls’ games involving local schools Surprise Valley Vista, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, Scottsdale Notre Dame, Chandler Seton Catholic, Perry and Scottsdale Chaparral.
The ESPN broadcast schedule will be announced at a later date.
Here is the program for the four days:
December 8, in Chaparral
Valley Vista vs. Sandra Day O’Connor, 3 p.m., girls
Notre Dame Prep vs Seton Catholic, 4:30, girls
Dream City Christian vs AZ Compass Prep, 6, boys
Brophy Prep vs. St. Mary’s, 7:30 a.m., boys
Legacy Charter (South Carolina) v Prolific Prep (Calif.), 9, boys.
December 9 in ChaparraI
Perry vs Chaparral, 3pm, girls
Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) vs. Legacy Charter, 4:30, boys
Highland vs Centennial, 6, boys
Montverde (Florida) vs Duncanville (Texas), 7:30 a.m., boys
AZ Compass Prep v Wasatch Academy (Utah), 9, boys
December 10, in Chaparral
Lake Oswego (Oregon) vs Pace Academy (Georgia), 3pm, boys
DeMatha Catholic (Maryland) v St. Edward’s (Ohio), 4:30, boys
Montverde vs Wasatch, 6, boys
Chaparral vs. Desert Mountain, 7:30 a.m., boys
Perry vs. Coronado (Nevada), 9, boys
December 11 at Chaparral, Session 1
Lake Oswego vs. Pace Academy, 9 a.m., boys
DeMatha Catholic vs St. Edward’s, 10:30 a.m., boys
Chaparral vs Pleasant Grove (Utah), noon, boys
Mountain Pointe c. Harvard-Westlake, Calif., 1:30 p.m., boys
December 11, at the Footprint Center, Session 2
Sunnyslope vs Centennial (Calif.), 4 p.m.
St. Mary’s vs. Bishop Gorman (Nevada), 5:30
Oak Hill Academy vs. AZ Compass Prep, 7
Perry vs. Sierra Canyon (Calif.), 9
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