STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: National Division Capsules

STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: National Division Capsules

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STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: National Division Capsules

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Christ The King

Location: Queens

Nickname: Royals

Coach: Joe Arbitello

Tournament appearances: Six

Etc.: A season ago, 26-3 record included 15-1 in Catholic High School Athletic Association play. … Won State Federation championship. … Adonis Delarosa (6-10, 250) averaged eight points/eight rebounds as a junior. … Reportedly has offers from Purdue, Wake Forest and St. John’s … 6-4 guard Rawle Alkins is acknowledged as the finest sophomore in New York City, reportedly with offers already from the likes of Seton Hall, Cincinnati and Villanova. … Team opened season ranked No. 1 among New York’s Class AA teams.

Covington Holmes HS

Location: Covington, Ky.

Nickname: Bulldogs

Coach: Jason Boohr

Tournament appearances: First

Etc.: Junior guard James “Beetle” Bolden is said to be among the most electrifying players in Kentucky. He was named first-team all-state last season, one of three sophomore over the past 25 years to be so honored. … Team is coming off a 32-3 season that brought the Region 9 championship. … Booher brought a record of 248-95 into his 14th season as head coach. That includes a 160-37 mark at Shelby Valley, which he led to the 2010 Sweet Sixteen state championship.

The John Carroll School

Location: Bel Air, Md.

Nickname: Patriots

Coach: Tony Martin

Tournament appearances: Two

Etc.: The Baltimore Catholic League program produced 89 victories over the past three seasons. … Captured back-to-back Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championships in 2011 and 2012. … Patriots lost five of their first 12 games this season, including two in Gonzaga D.C. Classic. … School is located a 30-minute drive north of Baltimore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. … Point guard Jordan Martin, an all-county selection, and forward Lionel Owona have committed to The College of St. Rose.

Long Island Lutheran

Location: Brookville (Nassau County)

Nickname: Crusaders

Coach: John Buck

Tournament appearances: Two

Etc.: Winners of 2011 and 2012 State Federation championships, and last winter was runner-up to Christ The King. … One early-season win came by 15 points over 2010 STOP-DWI Holiday Classic champion Imhotep Charter of Philadelphia. … 6-foot-9 center Robyn Missa lived in Germany until he was 16 years old. … Had early-season game against fellow Holiday Classic participant New Rochelle postponed by inclement weather.

New Rochelle HS

Location: New Rochelle (Westchester County)

Nickname: Huguenots

Coach: Rashaun Young

Tournament appearances: Two

Etc.: Made nationwide splash last season when Khalil Edney tossed in a 55-foot, last-second shot to knock off Mount Vernon in the Section 1 Class AA championship game. Video of the play attracted better than three million hits. … Four players return from that team, most prominently the backcourt duo of Derek Dorn and Drew Peterson. … Huguenots football team claimed the 2012 Class AA state championship.

Math, Civics & Sciences Charter School

Location: Philadelphia

Nickname: Mighty Elephants

Coach: Dan Jackson

Tournament appearances: First

Etc.: Team posted a 26-3 record last season. … Lost three all-state players, but welcomed in a quartet of transfers including Michael Watkins, a 6-8, 220-pound rebounder and shot blocker who has made an oral commitment to Penn State. .. Louis Myers is a 6-3 combination guard who has committed to Norfolk State. … Another 6-3 guard is Samir Doughty, a scoring guard who has attracted interest from an assortment of Division I programs. … Team lost two of first three games this season.

Poly Prep Country Day School

Location: Brooklyn

Nickname: Blue Devils

Coach: Arjay Perovic

Tournament appearances: First

Etc.: Originated in 1854 as the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. … Last season started two freshmen and a sophomore. … Point guard Wolfgang Novogratz was first-team All-Ivy Prep League last season, averaging 14 points, five assists and four rebounds. He was paid a recruiting visit by Stanford late last month. … Prominent alumni include Chicago Bulls forward Joakim Noah.

St. Michael’s College School

Location: Toronto

Nickname: Blue Raiders

Coach: Jeff Zownir

Tournament appearances: First

Etc.: Posted a 47-2 record last season. … Team brings an 18-1 record and eight-game win streak to town. … Headed by backcourt duo of juniors Godwin Boahen and Nelson Kaputo. … Ontario’s only independent Catholic school for boys. … Last year’s team was winner of six tournaments, and won two of three games in the Great Florida Shootout. … Third-ranked team in Ontario Region.

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