Beach Ball Classic Primer: Top talent, 16 teams, 1 title

bbc-previewThe 35th Annual Beach Ball Classic tips off Monday with a 16-team field that promises to hold all the high-flying, slam-dunking action the tournament has been known for over the years. Here’s a look at the schools, schedules, teams and talent taking part in the high school hoops showcase.

Three local teams will take part in the six-day event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, with Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach opening the Beach Ball with an exhibition game against United Faith at 1:45 p.m. Myrtle Beach caps the first day of action against Scott County (KY) at 8:54 p.m.

Tuesday features six games, capped by Socastee vs. Bishop Gorman (NV) at 8:45 p.m. Following a full slate of games on Wednesday, Thursday will feature CAMB vs. Oakbrook Prep at 5 p.m., followed by the crowd-favorite Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout. The semifinals and finals will be held Friday and Saturday, with the title game set for 7:30 p.m.

Beach Ball Classic Preview

Bishop Gorman
Las Vegas Nevada
• National Rank: 197
• State Championships: 14
• Top Players: Charles O’Bannon Jr.-6’6” Guard (Sr. Undeclared), Christian Popoola Jr.- 6’3” Guard (Sr. BYU), Jamal Bey-6’6” Guard (Jr.)

Bishop O’Connell
Arlington, VA
• National Rank: 303
• State Championships: 5
• 3 WCAC Championships.
• Won 13 nationally recognized tournaments in the past 10 years
• Top Players: Nate Watson-6’8” F/C (Sr. Providence), Matt Lewis-6’5” G (Sr. JMU), Xavier Johnson-6’1” G (Jr. Undeclared)

Christ the King
New York, New York
• National Rank: Unavailable
• State Championships: 3
• Top Players: Jose Alvarado-6’0” G (Sr. Georgia Tech), Kofi Cockburn-6’11” C (So. Undeclared), Tyson Walker- 5’11” G (Jr. Undeclared)

Dillard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
• National Rank: 385
• State Championships: 6
• 2016 Florida State Champions
• Top Players: Jordan Wright- 6’6” F (Sr. Undeclared), Raiquan Gray- 6’8’ F (Sr. Florida State)

Evanston Township
Evanston, Illinois
• National Rank: 72
• State Championships: 1
• Top Players: Nojel Eastern- 6’6” PG (Sr. Purdue), Lance Jones- 6’0” G (So. Undeclared), Elyjah Williams- 6’6” F (Sr. Undeclared)

Father Henry Carr
Ontario, Canada
• National Rank: N/A
• Eight-time Toronto Catholic Champions
• 2016 Ontario Champions
• 2016 Number Canadian Basketball Team
• Top Players: John Akende-6’1” G (Jr. Undeclared), Shae Linton-Brown-6’1” G (Sr. Undeclared), Mychal Paulo-6’4” G (Sr.  Undeclared)

Imhotep Charter
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Xcellent 25 Ranking: 20
• Three-time WCAC Champions
• State Championships: 1
• Top Players: Daron Russell-5’1” G (Sr. Rhode Island), David Beatty-6’3” G (Sr. USC)

Jonesboro
Jonesboro, Georgia
• National Rank: 1045
• State Championships: 1
• 3 straight region Champions
• 3rd place in 2015 Maxpreps Holiday Classic
• Top Players: MJ Walker Jr- 6’6” SG (Sr. Undeclared), Jaylon Terrell- 6’3” G (Sr. Navy), Jamari Smith-6’6” F (Jr. Undeclared)

McQuad Jesuit
Rochester New York
• National Rank: N/A
• State Championships: 3
• Top Players: Isiah Stewart: 6’8” F (So. Offer:Syracuse), Anthony Iglesia: 5’6” G (Jr. Undeclared), Cam Wilson- 6’9” F (Sr. Undeclared)

Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
• National Rank-3092
• State Championships-5
• Top Players: JaQuan Chesnut-6’4” G (Sr. Undeclared), Robert Swanson-5’10” G (Sr. Undeclared), Emory Know-5’11” G (Fr. Undeclared)

Pace Academy
Atlanta Georgia
• 2016 Georgia AA State Champions
• National Rank: 2959
• Top Players: Wendall Carter- 6’10” PF/C (Sr. Duke), Isaiah Kelly- 6’6” F (Jr. Offers: UG, Pennsylvania, Rutgers, Memphis)

Providence
Jacksonville, Florida
• National Rank- 645
• State Championships-3
• Named MaxPreps.com Top 25 Program Nationally of Last 5 Years
• Top Players: Zackery Bryant- 6’1” G (Sr. UAB), Kyle Marion- 6’1” G (Sr. Offers: Navy, Jacksonville, Towson, Army West Point.), Jacorie Archie- 6’5” G (Sr. Undeclared)

Scott County
Georgetown, Kentucky
• National Rank- 563
• State Championships- 2
• Top Players: Michael Moreno- 6’7” F (So. Undeclared), Cooper Robb- 6’2” G (Jr. Undeclared), Bryce Long- 6’2” G (So. Undeclared)

Socastee
Socastee High School
• National Rank: 1849
• State Championships:0
• Top Players: Andrew Gardner- 6’7” F (Jr. Undeclared), Jason Cudd- 7’1” C (Sr. USC), Kendell Generette- 6’2” G (Jr. Undeclared)

Westchester
Los Angeles, California
• National Rank:148
• State Championships: 6
• 13-time Los Angeles City Titles
• Top Players: Luis Rodriguez- 6’5” G (Sr. Undeclared), Chris Simmons- 5’10 G (Sr. Undeclared), Marquis Moore- 6’5” G (Sr. Undeclared)

Westlake
Atlanta, Georgia
• National Rank: 209
• State Championships: 3
• Top Players: Chuma Okeke-6’8” F (Sr. Auburn), Daniel Lewis- 6’4” G (Sr. Central Florida), Kelvin Simmons- 6’9” F/C (Sr. Offered: Florida Int., Florida Gulf Coast, Charlotte.)

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