The 13th Annual Hoop Group Tip Off-Classic will host a total of ten games Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18, 2011,. Five games will be held each day at the spacious new West Orange High School gymnasium. The first game will tip-off at 1:00 on Saturday and at noon on Sunday.
The Hoop Group Tip Off Classic provides for some of the most exciting match-ups of the High School Basketball Season. The schedule includes virtually all of the best high school programs in New Jersey including nationally ranked.
The Game Schedule
Saturday December 17, 2011 - West Orange High School, West Orange NJ 11:30 North Brunswick vs. West Orange 1:00 Neptune vs. Scotch Plains 2:40 Don Bosco vs. Englewood 4:20 CBA vs. Linden 6:00 Plainfield vs. St. Benedict's 7:40 Seton Hall Prep vs. Columbia
Sunday December 18, 201 -West Orange High School, West Orange NJ 12:00 Hun vs. Paramus Catholic 1:40 Rutgers Prep vs. Hudson Catholic 3:20 St. Joseph's Metuchen vs. Teaneck 5:00 Trenton Catholic vs. St. Anthony's 6:40 Roselle Catholic vs. St. Benedict's
About the Field: Nationally ranked: St. Anthony's - 8th USA Today, 9th ESPN, St. Benedict's - 21st USA Today 4 of the top 5 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops: #1 St. Anthony's, #3 Plainfield, #4 Hudson Catholic, #5 Seton Hall Prep 8 of the Top 10 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops: #1 St. Anthony's, #3 Plainfield, #4 Hudson Catholic, #5 Seton Hall Prep, #6 Trenton Catholic, #7 Teaneck, #8 Roselle Catholic, #10 St. Joseph's Metuchen 11 of the Top 20 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops: #1 St. Anthony's, #3 Plainfield, #4 Hudson Catholic, #5 Seton Hall Prep, #6 Trenton Catholic, #7 Teaneck, #8 Roselle Catholic, #10 St. Joseph's Metuchen, #14 Linden, #16 Don Bosco, #17 Neptune 16 of the Top 50 teams in New Jersey ranked by NJ Hoops: #1 St. Anthony's, #3 Plainfield, #4 Hudson Catholic, #5 Seton Hall Prep, #6 Trenton Catholic, #7 Teaneck, #8 Roselle Catholic, #10 St. Joseph's Metuchen, #14 Linden, #16 Don Bosco, #17 Neptune, #24 Hackensack, #28 Paramus Catholic, #32 CBA, #44 Scotch Plains
Players Nationally Ranked in their Class
Seniors: Kyle Anderson - St. Anthony's, Mel Johnson - St. Benedict's, Brandon Taylor - Trenton Catholic, Rashad Andrews - St. Anthony's, Dallas Anglin - Seton Hall Prep
Freshmen: Isaiah Briscoe - St. Benedict's, Karl Towns - St. Joseph's Metuchen, Nassir Barrino - Hudson Catholic
Committed Players Kyle Anderson - St. Anthony's - UCLA, Mel Johnson - St. Benedict's - Miami, Brandon Taylor - Trenton Catholic - Penn State, Jameel Warney - Roselle Catholic - Stony Brook, Charles Cooke - Trenton Catholic - James Madison, Jimmy Hall - St. Anthony's - Hofstra, , Chazz Patterson - Trenton Catholic - Mount St. Mary's, Dallas Anglin - Seton Hall Prep - Hofstra, Grant Ellis - Hudson Catholic - Iona, Justin Sears - Plainfield - Yale. Quentin DeCosey - St. Joseph's Metuchen - Temple, Will Kelly - Hun - Navy, Josh Brown (2013) - St. Anthony's - Temple, Dan Brix - St. Joseph's Metuchen - Stonehill, Greg Grippo - Rutgers Prep - St. Michael's, Wes Cherry - Roselle Catholic - East Stroudsburg
Advance Tickets are available at HoopGroup.com Tickets also available at the door. Student Tickets are only $8 Adult Tickets $12
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 28,000 student athletes and 3,000 high school, collegiate, AAU 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 Mosses Malone, Julius "Doctor J" Erving, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan and many more. As a family owned and operated business for over four decades, The Hoop Group staff works tirelessly to insure that each event participant, coach and sponsor receives the personal attention they desire.