Country Day, out of Jacksonville, Fla., features 6-5 point guard Brandone Francis, who has signed to play for Billy Donovan and Florida. (WVU offered.)
Huntington St. Joseph Prep, No. 12 in the USA Today poll, is hosting the tournament. You've read about the Irish talent in this space.
Huntington Prep will face Trent High of Texas at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday and North Carolina's Kennedy High, which features Akron signee B.J. Gladden, on Friday.
Both tournaments have scads of local teams involved, and the Huntington event also includes Genesis Academy of Lynchburg, Va. That team has several high major prospects, including Greg Williams, Josh Hall and Mike Williams, all with Atlantic Coast Conference suitors.
I've been curious about the new hoops talent - cousins Dikembe and Montrell Dixon - at Mingo Central High. Dikembe is a 6-7 guard. Montrell is a 6-7 guard/forward who lives in the same house. They were in Bardstown, Ky., before moving to the Matewan area. Dikembe's sister plays hoops at Marshall.
Dikembe Dixon has received interest from many schools, including WVU, Marshall, Louisville, Kentucky, Memphis, Connecticut, Iowa State and Illinois.
"They're skilled," said Mingo Central athletic director Ted Kinder. "There's no definite date when they'll play. They need 14 practices [according to SSAC rules], so it will at least be another week."
Should be fun to follow.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.