Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase to Take Place Sunday, January 25th

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New Jersey basketball company to host some of the best high school basketball teams in the state of Pennsylvania in a one day showcase event.

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This event is any basketball fan's dream, as it will bring together some of the best teams in Pennsylvania. You won't want to miss it. - Kim Waiters, Director of Hoop Group Team Tournaments

The Lehigh Valley Hoop Group Showcase is a high school basketball tradition that now enters its 20th year. It flaunts the Lehigh Valley’s premier basketball talent, and brings in teams from outside the area and state, to share in the exhilarating atmosphere of Lehigh Valley High School Hoops. This year’s showcase is set for Sunday January 25th, at Parkland High School.

Every year, the Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase pulls some of the best talent from Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The event hosted numerous NBA players during their high school years including Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Luol Deng (Miami Heat), Tyler Ennis (Phoenix Suns), JR Smith (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tyreke Evans (New Orleans Pelicans), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Jameer Nelson (Boston Celtics)

Tip off is set for noon as Scranton Prep will take on Pennsylvania power Roman Catholic. The second game features local favorite against national power-house, Neuman Goretti. The third game features the host school Parkland versus Susquehanna. In the nightcap top teams Westtown and Chester face off.

Sunday ­ January 25, 2014 –Parkland High School, Allentown PA
12:00 - Scranton Prep vs. Roman Catholic
1:40 - Emmaus vs. Neuman Goretti
3:20 - Parkland vs. Susquehanna
5:00 - Westtown vs. Chester    

About the Field:
This year’s field is an all Pennsylvania event featuring seven teams ranked in the top 30 in the state according to Maxpreps.com. Roman Catholic comes in ranked #11 in the country. The individual talent is special as well, with a number of players already committed or being recruited by Division 1 schools.

Players to Watch

Seniors: Lamar Kimble – Neuman Goretti. Trevaughn Wilkerson – Roman Catholic, Manny Taylor – Roman Catholic, Gemil Holbrook – Roman Catholic, Khalif Kroma – Roman Catholic, Dakpe Yiljep – Westtown, Quintin Ward – Susquehanna, Bobby Casey – Scranton Prep, Dejour Williams – Susquehanna, Maurice Henry – Chester

Juniors: Tone Carr – Roman Catholic, Jair Bolden – Westtown, Nehemiah Mack – Susquehanna, Paul Newman – Roman Catholic, Devante Cross – Parkland, , Marquis Collins - Chester, Vaughn Covington – Neumann Goretti, Joey Polczynski – Emmaus, Kyle Stout – Parkland, Zane Martin – Neumann Goretti

Sophomores: Quade Green – Neuman Goretti, Naja Hunter – Westtown, Sam Iorio –
Parkland, Mohammad Bamba – Westtown, David Kachelries – Emmaus, D’Andre Vilmar – Roman Catholic

Nationally Ranked Players
Lamar Kimble – Neuman Goretti – Hoop Scoop #196
Tone Carr – Roman Catholic – Rivals.com #74, Hoop Scoop #72
Jair Bolden – Westtown – Hoop Scoop #156
Nehemiah Mack – Susquehanna – Hoop Scoop #188
Quade Green – Newuman Goretti – Hoop Scoop #30
College Committed Players
Lamar Kimble – Neuman Goretti – St. Joseph’s
Trevaughn Wilkerson – Roman Catholic – Hartford
Gemil Holbrook – Roman Catholic – Rider

TEAMS INFO/RANKINGS
Roman Catholic – (14-1) #2 Class AAAA in Pennsylvania, #11 in country, (MaxPreps #1 in Pennsylvania)
Neumann Goretti – (14-1) #1 Class AAA in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #3 in Pennsylvania)
Parkland – (13-1) #7 Class AAAA in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #11 in Pennsylvania)
Chester – (10-4) #11 Class AAAA in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #18 in Pennsylvania)
Susquehanna – (13-3) #5 Class AAA in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #7 in Pennsylvania)
Westtown – (12-7) #19 in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #25 in Pennsylvania)
Scranton Prep – (11-2) #9 Class AAA in Pennsylvania, (MaxPreps #30 in Pennsylvania)
Emmaus – (7-8), (MaxPreps #100 in Pennsylvania)

For More Information: HoopGroup.com
Kim Waiters or Mike Rice
kim(at)hoopgroup(dot)com or rice(at)hoopgroup(dot)com
732-­502­-2255

For Media Credential
james(at)hoopgroup(dot)com

Tickets available at the door.

About the Hoop Group
The Hoop Group is a comprehensive basketball company dedicated to fulfilling dreams by providing student athletes, parents and coaches the best instruction, competition and exposure. It is one of the largest basketball instruction organizations in the world with fifteen separate entities that encompass over 30,000 student ­athletes and 3,000 high school, collegiate and youth league coaches. The Hoop Group is committed to help make each individual player realize their full potential and develop a lifelong love of the game. The Hoop Group’s alumni list reads as a “Who’s Who” of the basketball world, including Moses Malone, Julius “Doctor J” Erving, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan, John Wall, Kyrie Irving and many more. As a family owned and operated business for over five decades, The Hoop Group staff works tirelessly to insure that each event participant, coach and sponsor receives the personal attention they desire.

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