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Cancer Research Classic Preview

12/29/2015, 12:00pm EST
By Dylan Prezkop

We preview the 9th annual event, one of the best in the nation.

WHEELING, Wv. -- Every calendar year we start our coverage of high school basketball at the Cancer Research Classic in Wheeling, WV. It has truly blossomed into a must-see event featuring future NBA players and tons of future Division 1 players. Dr. Greg Merrick (“Doc”) always puts together a fantastic lineup and his event staff is about as hospitable as you can find anywhere in the nation. As the event enters into it’s 9th year, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s event:

All Games at Wheeling Jesuit University
10:00 AM - Wheeling Central (WV) vs. Archbishop Wood (PA)
11:30 AM - Wheeling Park (WV) vs. Taylor Allderdice (PA)
1:00 PM - Neumann-Goretti (PA) vs. Gonzaga (DC)
2:40 PM - API (TX) vs. Westtown School (PA
4:10 PM - Montverde Academy (FL) vs. DeMatha Catholic (DC)
5:40 PM - Chaminade (MO) vs. Huntington Prep (WV)
7:10 PM - Wheeler (GA) vs. La Lumiere (IN)

Players to watch:
2016 Chaminade (MO) SF Jayson Tatum

  • #4 Player in the nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Duke Signee

2016 Huntington Prep (WV) SF Miles Bridges

  • #8 Player in the nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Michigan State Signee

2016 DeMatha Catholic (DC) PG Markelle Fultz

  • #10 Player in the nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Washington Signee

2016 Advanced Prep International (TX) SG Terrance Ferguson

  • #13 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Alabama Commit

2016 La Lumiere (IN) C James Banks

  • #56 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Texas Signee

2016 Advanced Prep International (TX) PF Mark Vital

  • #70 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Baylor Signee

2016 Wheeler (GA) PF Romello White

  • #71 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Georgia Tech Signee

2016 Chaminade (MO) PF Tyler Cook

  • #74 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Iowa Signee

2016 Huntington Prep (WV) SG Curtis Jones

  • #83 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Indiana Signee

2016 Montverde (FL) C Bruno Fernando

  • #145 Player in the Nation – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Alabama, LSU, UCF

2017 Advanced Prep International (TX) PG Trevon Duval

  • #3 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Kansas, Louisville, Arizona, Maryland, Syracuse, UConn, Nova among others

2017 Westtown (PA) C Mohamed Bamba

  • #5 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Duke, Kentucky, Arizona, Wake Forest, Villanova, Texas among others

2017 Advanced Prep International (TX) PF Billy Preston

  • #7 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, UCLA, UConn, Arizona State, Texas among others

2017 DeMatha Catholic (DC) SG DJ Harvey

  • #8 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Arizona, Duke, Louisville, NC State, Notre Dame among others

2017 La Lumiere (IN) PF Jeremiah Tilmon

  • #18 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Illinois, Kansas State among others

2017 La Lumiere (IN) SF Brian Bowen

  • #23 Player in the Class of 2017 - 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Kansas, Michigan State, Florida State, Illinois, Texas, Missouri among others

2017 Neumann-Goretti (PA) PG Quade Green

  • #40 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Maryland, Syracuse, Michigan State, Penn State, St. John’s among others

2017 Wheeler (GA) PG Darius Perry

  • #63 Player in the Class of 2017 – 247 Sports Composite
  • Offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Minnesota among others

2018 Montverde Academy (FL) PF Silvio De Sousa

  • #2 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2018 Montverde Academy (FL) SF EJ Montgomery

  • #5 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2018 Westtown (PA) SG Cameron Reddish

  • #7 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2018 Montverde Academy (FL) PF Simi Shittu

  • #9 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2018 Gonzaga (DC) PG Prentiss Hubb

  • #68 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2018 Huntington Prep (WV) PG Jon Kabongo

  • #74 Player in the Class of 2018 – 247 Sports Composite

2019’s Tyger Campbell (La Lumiere) & Rowan Barrett Jr. (Montverde Academy) are 2 of the nation’s ELITE freshman!

Other players to watch: Micah Potter (Montverde), Phil Bledsoe (Wheeling Park), Chase Harler (Wheeling Central), Marvin Price (DeMatha), Karrington Wallace (Archbishop Wood), Tyree Pickron (Archbishop Wood), Chris Lykes (Gonzaga), Eddie Scott (Gonzaga), Nysier Brooks (API), Howard Washington (Montverde), Nate Darling (DeMatha), Onuralp Bitim (Huntington Prep), Micah Thomas (Huntington Prep), Brandon Cyrus (La Lumiere), Michael Lewis (Chaminade), Al Eichelberger (La Lumiere).

NextUpRecruits will have coverage all weekend from the event!

Check CityLeagueHoopsTV on YouTube for video coverage of the event.

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