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Posted by Gracie Blackburn on December 10, 2012

Four Top 7 Seniors Tip Off 2012-13 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase December 13

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14 Game Schedule Includes Top 7 Teams Across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU

The 2012-13 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase will feature the top seven teams in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings and 36 ranked players in the ESPN 100, Super 60 and Terrific 25 in 14 games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU from Dec. 13, 2012 through Feb. 10, 2013.

The schedule tips off on Thursday, Dec. 13 with a doubleheader on ESPN featuring: No. 7 Aaron Gordon (No. 12 Archbishop Mitty) facing No. 3 Andrew Harrison and No. 5 Aaron Harrison (No. 7 Travis) in Houston at 8 p.m. ET followed by No. 2 Jabari Parker (No. 1 Simeon) against No. 36 Matt Jones (No. 19 DeSoto) in Dallas at 9:30 p.m.

In total, four of the Top 7 seniors in the country are scheduled to play during the Showcase opening night which includes a 7:30 p.m. game on ESPNU and the doubleheader on ESPN.

January’s games are highlighted with the 2013 Spalding Hoop Hall Classic on ESPN and ESPNU January 20-21.  The event brings together top teams and players from across the nation and this year’s rosters includes: No. 1 Andrew Wiggins (No. 3 Huntington Prep) vs. No. 8 Noah Vonleh (New Hampton School), No. 61 Nick Emery and No. 76 Eric Mika (No. 10 Lone Peak) vs. No. 7 Aaron Gordon (No. 12 Archbishop Mitty), and No. 2 Jabari Parker (No. 1 Simeon) vs. No. 33 Troy Williams (No. 6 Oak Hill).

In total the two-month schedule will feature seven Top 10 seniors in the country: No. 1 Andrew Wiggins, No. 2 Jabari Parker, No. 3 Andrew Harrison, No. 5 Aaron Harrison, No. 7 Aaron Gordon, No. 8 Noah Vonleh, and No. 9 Kasey Hill.

2012-13 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Game Site Network
Thu, Dec  13 7:30 p.m. Seguin (Texas) vs. Kimball (Texas) Grand Prairie High School
Grand Prairie, Texas
ESPNU
8 p.m. #12 Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) vs. #7 Travis (Texas) Hopson Field House
Missouri City, Texas
ESPN
9:30 p.m. #1 Simeon (Ill.) vs. #19 DeSoto (Texas) Grand Prairie High School
Grand Prairie, Texas
ESPN
Sat, Jan  5 6 p.m. #1 Simeon (Ill.) vs. #2 Montverde Academy (Fla.) Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, W.Va.
ESPN2
8 p.m. Gonzaga (D.C.) vs. Salesian (Calif.) Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling, W.Va.
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 12 4 p.m. Huntington Prep (W. Va) vs. Cape Henry (Va.)
Churchland High School
Portsmouth, Va.
ESPN
Sun, Jan 20 2 p.m. #13 St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) vs. #15 Montrose Christian (Md.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU
5 p.m. New Hampton Prep (N.H.) vs. #3 Huntington Prep (W.Va.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPN
Mon, Jan 21 noon #10 Lone Peak (Utah) vs. #12 Archbishop Mitty (Calif.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU
2 p.m. #6 Oak Hill (Va.) vs. #1 Simeon (Ill.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU
4 p.m. #4 Findlay Prep (Nev.) vs. #2 Montverde (Fla.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU
6 p.m. #20 DeMatha (Md.) vs. Hudson Catholic (N.J.) Blake Arena
Springfield, Mass.
ESPNU
Sat, Jan  26 9 p.m. TBD TBD ESPNU
Sat, Feb 10 6 p.m. #5 Chester (Pa.) vs. #16 Neumann Goretti (Pa.) TBD ESPN2

The 2012-13 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase is produced in conjunction with Paragon Marketing Group.

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Gracie Blackburn at Gracie.Blackburn@espn.com