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March 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Rainier Beach to face Findlay Prep

Rainier Beach will face Findlay Prep in the first round of the Dick’s Sporting Good’s High School National Tournament at Christ the King High School in New York City on April 3. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

If the Vikings were to advance to the finals of the single-elimination tournament, they would play at Madison Square Garden on ESPN.

Here is the official press release:

NEW YORK — Sixth annual tournament will feature eight boys teams and four girls teams, including six different state champions. Quarterfinal/semifinal rounds at Christ the King High School and finals at Madison Square Garden.

With a new home in New York City, the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament (formerly the National High School Invitational) announced their tournament field today, which features seven of the top eight ranked boys teams by USA Today. The boys field includes defending NHSI Champion and #1 ranked Montverde Academy (FL), as well as three different 2014 State Champions: Northside Christian Academy from North Carolina, The Sagemont School from Florida and Rainier Beach High School from Washington.

The girls field features 2012 Champion and currently #10 ranked Riverdale Baptist, as well as three different 2014 state champions: #18 Miami Senior High School from Florida, Fremont High School from Utah and Edgewater High School, another state champion from Florida.

The three day, single elimination tournament begins April 3, and concludes with the crowning of a boys and girls champion on April 5. The entire tournament will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU. Three McDonald’s All-Americans will be playing in the tournament D’Angelo Russell from Montverde Academy, Kelly Oubre Jr. from Findlay Prep (NV) and Rashad Vaughn also from Findlay Prep.

ESPNU begins television coverage of the tournament on Thursday, April 3 at noon with live telecasts of all four boys quarterfinal games from Christ the King High School in Queens, NY. On Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m., television coverage continues from Christ the King High School with girls (ESPNU) and boys (ESPN2) semifinal games. On Saturday April 5th, competition shifts to Madison Square Garden where the girls final will be televised live on ESPN2 at 10:00 AM, and boys championship will follow at noon, live on ESPN.

2014 DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament,

Participating Boys Team Guide:

School (City, State) 2013-2014 Record USA Today National Rankings

Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) 25-0 1

Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, WA) 29-0 3

Northside Christian Academy (Charlotte, NC) 28-1 4

Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) 27-4 5

La Lumiere School (La Porte, IN) 23-2 6

Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 37-3 7

Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) 30-4 8

The Sagemont School (Weston, FL) 33-0 18



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