New York will host the 2016 Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament come spring. The retail chain is sponsoring the event for the third straight year.
Taking place from March 31 to April 2, the tournament will feature four of the best girls’ teams and eight of the nation’s top-ranked boys’ teams.
“We are excited to continue our support of high school basketball across the country by sponsoring the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals Tournament again in 2016,” said Mark Rooks, VP of sports and community marketing.
ESPNU will be airing the tourney’s kickoff, the boys quarterfinal games, on March 31. Christ the King High School will host the semifinals on April 1. Boys’ games will air on ESPN2 and girls’ games will air on ESPNU.
The boys’ and girls’ championships will be played on April 2 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Of course, the championships will be aired; boys’ on ESPN and and girls’ on ESPN2.
Monteverde Academy in Monteverde, Florida, is the three-time defending champion in the boys’ division. Miami Country Day in Miami took home the championship for the girls’ in 2015.
You can head over to the tourney’s official website here.
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