1. National championship rematch.
Montverde (Montverde, Fla.), ranked No. 2 in the USA Today HSS Super 25, knocked off St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark, N.J.) in thrilling fashion last season in the National High School Invitational’s title game; a last second three from Jalyn Patterson for the win.
Now the Grey Bees and the Eagles meet again at the Cancer Research Classic on Friday night.
Who will prevail?
2. TV Time.
Two big games are slated for national TV at the Cancer Research Classic this week.
First, No. 23 Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) will take on Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio) Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. The next day No. 4 Prime Prep (Dallas) will go head-up with Whitney Young (Chicago) on ESPN2 again at 7 p.m.
Who will put on a show with the cameras rolling?
3. Simeon in the post-Parker era.
Jabari Parker isn’t running out of the tunnel for Simeon (Chicago) anymore and the Wolverines are still adjusting to that fact.
Friday they’ll face their toughest test of the season when they collide with Prime Prep (Dallas), ranked No. 4 in the USA Today HSS Super 25.
Are the Wolverines ready to prove they’re still national contenders?
4. Where will Delgado land?
Seton Hall signee Angel Delgado left Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) for what Express coach Rob Fulford was a “combination of academics and playing time.”
Now the 6-foot-8 forward is looking for a new home. Where will he land?
5. New Year’s Resolutions for sports.
On Wednesday when 2014 officially kicks in it won’t just be time to toast and sing “Auld Lang Syne,” it’s also time for athletes to live up to the resolutions they made about the rest of the season.
Who’s going to put the work behind the words?
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