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MLK Hoopfest Showcase is this weekend






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Four day event boasts national and local talent.

January 14, 2015 - It's back, the MLK Hoopfest showcase is set for this weekend. Twenty games over three days, teams from across the USA and Canada, many stars of tomorrow. What more can you ask for?

Brought to you by former Georgetown Hoya Mark Tillmon, the MLK Hoopfest in its fourth year will again be held at Coolidge HS (6315 5th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20011). Games begin Friday, January 16th and extend through Monday the 19th.

Keleaf Tate has been steady for Cesar Chavez.

The schedule follows:


615p Idea Charter (DC) vs Douglass (MD)
800p Legacy Charter (SC) vs Orangeville Prep (CAN)


12p Flowers (MD) vs Jefferson (NY)
145p Norfolk Collegiate (VA) vs Jefferson (WVA)
330p High School for Construction (NY) vs West Charlotte (NC)
515p Riverdale Baptist (MD) vs Faith Baptist Christian Academy (GA)
700p Clinton Christian MD) vs Genesis Academy (VA)
845p St. Benedicts (NJY vs Rainer Beach (WA)


12p Genesis Academy (VA) vs Faith Baptist Christian Academy (GA)
145p HD Woodson (DC) vs Delaware Valley Charter (PA)
330p High School for Construction (NY) vs Coolidge (DC)
515p Cesar Chavez (DC) vs Lincoln High School (NY)
700p Norfolk Collegiate (VA) vs Legacy Charter (SC)
845p Jefferson (NY) vs North Little Rock (AR)

Matur Maker is emerging from his brother's shadow.


1130a Cardozo (DC) vs Bishop Loughlin (NY)
115p Cesar Chavez vs Wakefield (VA)
3p HD Woodson vs I.C. Norcom (VA)
445p Theodore Roosevelt (DC) vs Clinton Christian (MD)
630p Coolidge (DC) vs Benedictine (VA)

Players scheduled to participate include:

Justin Wright-Foreman, Construction, Hofstra commit, '16
Keith Williams, Loughlin, '17
Shamorie Ponds, Jefferson, nine offers incl SJU, Seton Hall and Ok, '16
Asante Shivers, Clinton Christian, '15
Thon Maker, Orangeville, at least 12 offers incl. G'Town, Va, Indiana, NC State, '16
Matur Maker, Orangeville, (Indiana offer), '17
Jamal Murray, Orangeville, 10 offers incl. Va and Maryland, '16
Develle Phillips, Clinton Christian, DePaul commit, '15
Kevin Dorsey, Clinton Christian, Minnesota, '15
Antwon Walker, HD Woodson, '16
Justin Rouse, Coolidge, various offers, '16
Keleaf Tate, Cesar Chavez, '17
Alex Nunnally, Ceasar Chavez, '15
Trevon Duval, St. Benedicts, six offers incl. Villanova, Seton Hall, SMU, '17
Paul 'PJ' Person, Lincoln, '18
Nate Pierre-Louis, St. Benedicts, eight offers incl. Penn State, Seton Hall, SMU, '17
Khalil McNair, Cardozo, '17
Kelvin Koonce, Cardozo, '15
Jharrord Armstrong, Cardozo, '17
Dominique Than, Wakefield, '15
DeJounte Murray, Rainer Beach, Washington commit, '15
Adam Grant, Norfolk Collegiate, '16
Bash Townes, Norfolk Collegiate, '16
Kyonze Chavis, Norfolk Collegiate, offers from Norfolk State, American, Longwood, George Washington, '16

Walk up costs are $15 per day, internet pre-buys run $10 each day (plus $1 service charge), or $40 for the entire event. For more information, visit TheMLKHoopFest.com.

Again, the MLK Hoopfest Showcase stands as must see high school basketball in the DMV.

Asante Shivers is under-recruited.


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