DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals Basketball Tournament Returns to New York City
Live Coverage of All Games on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
The nation’s top-ranked high school basketball teams will return to New York City for a dynamic, season-ending tournament March 30 – April 1, 2017. For the fourth consecutive year, DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based, full-line sporting goods retailer, will serve as the event’s title sponsor, and the entire event will be televised across ESPN networks.
“We are excited to continue our support of high school basketball by sponsoring the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament again in 2017,” said Mark Rooks, Vice President of Sports and Community Marketing, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “Last year’s event was a tremendous success, and we look forward to seeing the best high school basketball teams in the country compete again next spring.”
The tournament begins on Thursday, Mar. 30 with the boys quarterfinal games (ESPNU), continues Friday, Mar. 31 with the boys (ESPN2) and girls (ESPNU) semifinals, and concludes Saturday, Apr. 1 with the boys (ESPN) and girls (ESPN2) championships from Christ the King High School in New York City.
As in previous years, the boys tournament will feature eight of the top-ranked teams in the nation, while the girls field will feature four teams. For the first time in tournament history, all twelve (12) teams in the 2016 DICK’S Nationals field were nationally ranked in the Expert Rankings— boys: No. 2 Oak Hill Academy (VA), No. 3 La Lumiere School (IN), No. 5 Montverde Academy (FL), No. 8 Miller Grove (GA), No. 10 Findlay Prep (NV), No. 12 St. Benedict’s (NJ), No. 14 Wasatch Academy (UT), No. 18 Providence Day (NC); girls: No. 3 Ribault (FL), No. 8 Seton Catholic (AZ), No. 11 Riverdale Baptist (MD) and No. 15 St. Francis (GA).
Both the 2017 boys and girls fields will be announced in March, following the completion of this year’s high school basketball season.