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MARCH 30 - APRIL 1, 2017
NEW YORK CITY

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DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament History

The National High School Invitational (NHSI) launched in 2009 at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md. The event was created by Paragon Marketing Group to provide a platform for top nationally ranked high school basketball teams to compete against one another in a season ending tournament.

The 2009 boys tournament was won by Findlay Prep (Nev.) with the girls tournament won by Seton Keough (Md.). The second annual tournament was held at Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex in Baltimore with Findlay Prep retaining the boys title and the Peddie School (NJ) claiming the girls title. In 2011, Montrose Christian (Md.) won the boys title in double overtime while Dr. Phillips (Fla.) won the girls championship. Findlay Prep recaptured the NHSI boys title in 2012 with an overtime victory, and Riverdale Baptist (Md.) took the girls championship trophy. Last year Montverde (FL) won its first NHSI boys title, and Dr. Phillips won their second girls title.

The event moved to New York City in 2014, thanks to title sponsor DICK’S Sporting Goods and the host venue for the Championship games, Madison Square Garden. Montverde (FL) boys and Riverdale Baptist (MD) girls were crowned champions for the 2nd time. In 2016 the DICK’S Nationals returned to NYC for the third consecutive year, and eighth season overall. Two new champions were crowned, as Oak Hill (VA) won their first DICK’S Nationals title, as did Ribault (FL) for the girls.

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Boys Tournament Bracket

BOYS QUARTERFINALS

  • 3 Montverde (FL)
  • Game 1 - Thursday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 12:00 PM
  • 6 Shadow Mountain (AZ)
  • 2 IMG Academy (FL)
  • Game 3 -Thursday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 4:00 PM
  • 7 Greensboro Day (NC)
  • 4 Findlay Prep (NV)
  • Game 2 -Thursday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 2:00 PM
  • 5 Oak Hill (VA)
  • 1 La Lumiere (IN)
  • Game 4 -Thursday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 6:00 PM
  • 8 Wasatch (UT)

BOYS SEMIFINALS

  • Winner Game 1
  • Game 7 - Friday, March 31
    ESPN2 @ 3:00 PM
  • Winner Game 3
  • Winner Game 2
  • Game 8 - Friday, March 31
    ESPN2 @ 5:00 PM
  • Winner Game 3

BOYS FINAL

  • Winner Game 7
  • Game 10 - Saturday, April 1
    ESPN @ 12:00 PM
  • Winner Game 8

Girls Tournament Bracket

GIRLS SEMIFINALS

  • 2 Hamilton Heights (TN)
  • Game 5 - Friday, March 31
    ESPNU @ 11:00 AM
  • 3 St. Frances (MD)
  • 1 Miami Country Day (FL)
  • Game 6 - Friday, March 31
    ESPNU @ 1:00 PM
  • 4 Seton Catholic (AZ)

GIRLS FINALS

  • Winner Game 5
  • Game 9 - Saturday, April 1
    ESPN2 @ 10:00 AM
  • Winner Game 6
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BOYS
QUARTERFINALS

THURSDAY, 03/30/17
Christ the King High School
Middle Village, NY

12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

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BOYS & GIRLS
SEMIFINALS

FRIDAY, 03/31/17
Christ the King High School
Middle Village, NY

GIRLS: 11am, 1pm
BOYS : 3pm, 5pm

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BOYS & GIRLS
CHAMPIONSHIP

SATURDAY, 04/01/17
Christ the King High School
Middle Village, NY

GIRLS: 10AM
BOYS : NOON

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DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.

Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of November 1, 2014, the Company operated more than 595 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, Field & Stream and True Runner specialty stores. DICK’S offers its products through a content-rich eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront. For more information, visit the Press Room or Investor Relations pages at www.DICKS.com.

Paragon Marketing Group

Paragon Marketing Group, an engagement marketing consultancy, owns and operates the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament. We develop marketing platforms grounded in sports, entertainment, music, arts, cause and media partnerships. These platforms are created to develop engaged, sustainable relationships with our clients’ target audiences. Additionally, we are committed to creating a culture that delivers a great place to work and engenders long-term, healthy business partnerships.

Since our inception in 1995, we have grown from 3 people to over 50 marketing professionals, all of whom have a passion for sponsorship marketing. Our core competencies include sponsorship targeting/identification, evaluation, negotiation, activation, execution and measurement. Additionally, many of our clients have trusted Paragon to deliver value in the areas of event creation, mobile marketing, digital/social marketing platforms and television/digital content production.

In 2002, we secured the rights to put LeBron James, Cleveland’s then star high school basketball player, on ESPN2. Their subsequent broadcast of the game against Oak Hill Academy garnered the highest ratings ever for the channel and created a new television category — live national broadcast of high school athletics. Since then, our relationship with ESPN has grown into a strategic partnership showcasing the top high school football and basketball teams and players to a national audience each season.

To date we have partnered with ESPN to televise over 500 high school football and basketball contests featuring teams from 35 states. Games featured some of the biggest names in sports including Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Tim Tebow, Jadeveon Clowney, Julio Jones, AJ Green and Jameis Winston.

Paragon partners with ESPN on the following live properties

GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff
13 live telecasts on the opening weekend of high school football in August

GEICO State Champions Bowl Series
2 High School Football games televised live on ESPNU matching up State Champions in the culminating, final games of the season.

DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals
8 boys teams and 4 girls teams compete for a postseason basketball championship with all 10 games televised live on ESPN networks

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