The twenty first annual Hoopshall Basic will happen between January twelfth to January sixteenth at Springfield School in Springfield, Massachusetts. They introduced the groups and high prospects attending this yr’s occasion on Thursday.
Bronny James, the son of Lakers star Lebron James (after all, you already knew that), will probably be there. His Sierra Canyon squad is among the many groups from 17 states collaborating. James, coming into his senior yr of highschool, has been at Sierra Canyon since 2019 after transferring from Crossroads Faculty. The 2023 Hoopshall Basic will probably be one of many remaining tournaments that James will take part in earlier than making a school dedication.
Different big-name prospects featured embody: no. 1 ranked DJ Wagner from Camden Excessive; no. 2 ranked Justin Edwards from Imhotep Institute Constitution; and no. 4 ranked Mackenzie Mgbako from Roselle Catholic. Wagner has already dedicated to Kentucky, and Mgbako will probably be a Duke Blue Satan. These children could very nicely find yourself going through one another in an NCAA Event within the not-to-distant future.
The match may have a number of marquee groups in addition to Sierra Canyon, together with IMG Academy, Montverde Academy, and Gulliver Prep which Corridor of Famer Ray Allen coaches.
The Hoopshall Basic may even characteristic 5 ladies’s video games this yr, up from two the prior yr. That features 9 groups and 5 of the 2023 WESPN High 100 ESPN High 100 recruits.
Ten of the final 11 #1 NBA Draft picks performed on this occasion together with over 100 gamers who would find yourself within the NBA. Thirty-four gamers from ESPN’s high 100 class of 2023 will take part on this yr’s match.
Bronny James performs on January sixteenth vs. Christopher Columbus Excessive Faculty at 1 PM ET on ESPNU. Full broadcast info will probably be launched at a later time. Tickets for the 2023 Spalding Hoophall Basic are on sale at tickets.hoophall.com.