QEA vs. Oak Hill streaming live tonight
Tuesday is the beginning of basketball season in Oklahoma and for most other states as well. And while the non-football small schools get started locally, the bright lights of the season's opening tip doesn't get any brighter than in Winston-Salem, NC.
That's where two of the nation's premier boys basketball squads will clash in a game that will be streamed live on CoachesAid.com.
It's a matchup of two of the nation's premier prep squads as the Quality Education Academy (NC) Pharoahs host the Oak Hill Academy (VA) Warriors in what is being billed as the 'Southern Classic.'
The two tip off at 7pm EST (6pm CST) from the Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem in a game that will be streamed live right here on CoachesAid.com.
So, if you can’t get out to one of your local teams’ games and you have an itch for basketball (one that apparently the NBA won’t be scratching anytime soon), CoachesAid.com has the cure.
Qualtiy Education Academy is hosting just one of a schedule full of games against teams from other states, coast-to-coast. The Pharoahs boast one of the country's most highly-touted rosters in recruiting circles and has its sights set on a National Championship by way of the national rankings.
Oak Hill annually boasts a roster full of Division I talent, a lot of which eventually lands on an NBA team. Last season it finished 29-4 and was ranked fourth in the final USA Today Super 25 poll. This year the Warriors have five players who are listed on rivals.com’s top 150 prospects for the class of 2012:
• D’Vauntes Smith Rivera, 6-3 guard, No. 22, (committed to Georgetown)
• Tyler Lewis, 5-11 point guard, No. 55 (committed to N.C. State)
• Jordan Adams, 6-5 forward, No. 77 (committed to UCLA)
• Damien Wilson, 6-6 guard, No. 90 (committed to Memphis)
• A.J. Hammons, 7-foot center, No. 123 (committed to Purdue)
QEA also has a pair of players among the top 150:
• Brandon Bolden, 6-11 center, No. 115 (committed to Georgetown)
• Jevon Thomas, 6-2 guard, No. 139 (committed to Dayton)
QEA coach Isaac Pitts also touted his 6-foot-9 forward Ibrahiima Diallo, telling the Winston-Salem Journal that he might be “the best freshman in the country.”
article updated on 10/31/11 23:09