Want to get an early idea on who will be playing the center spot for Indiana
the next few years? You can get a peek into the future tonight and tomorrow
night thanks to pair of high school basketball events being shown on the ESPN
family of networks.
The coverage starts tonight at 8 pm when ESPN broadcasts the annual
McDonald's All-American game from Chicago's United Center. The girls game is set
to tip at 7:30 pm ET (ESPNU) and the boys game is scheduled for 10:00 pm ET this
evening on ESPN. 6-foot-11 Indiana signee Cody Zeller will suit up for the West
team. He'll be joined by Hoosier natives Branden Dawson (Michigan State) and
Marquis Teague (Kentucky).
McDonalds' All-American team rosters
Another future Hoosier big man is on ESPNU tomorrow (Thursday) evening.
That's because that network is broadcasting the ESPN RISE National High School
Invitational. 6-foot-11 Indiana commit Peter Jurkin and his United Faith
Christian Academy (UFCA) are the #7 seed for the eight team event and will face
#2 seed Oak Hill Academy. Playing center this year for the Virginia prep power
has been 6-foot-11 junior A.J. Hammons, a former member of the Carmel High team
in Indiana. Those two have battled before and the match-up should be great
viewing. Jurkin has been sidelined much of the season by a shin injury but is
set to go tomorrow night.
ESPN previewed both UFCA and Oak Hill this week:
UFCA preview |
Oak Hill preview
This quarterfinal match-up is set to be broadcast at 8 p.m. The winner will
move on to the semifinals against the survivor of Findlay Prep and Dwyer (Palm
Beach Gardens, Fl). That game will be shown on ESPN2 this Friday at 5:30 pm.
Click here for complete television schedule for the tournament. If you
cannot watch the games on your television, the tournament is being
The games are being played in the Washington DC area at Georgetown Prep in
North Bethesda, Maryland.