Meantime, the Gonzaga D.C. Classic, an eight-team showcase, features No. 7 Bullis, a Sidwell Friends team led by Villanova recruit Josh Hart and Germantown Academy of Pennsylvania. The first two days will be held at Gonzaga before shifting to George Washington University’s Smith Center for Sunday’s final round, ending with the title game at 6:45 p.m.
“It’s a great opportunity for the DMV, which is a basketball-loving area, to see how some of its local teams can perform against national competition,” said Gonzaga Coach Steve Turner, whose team has won its own tournament the last six years. “Plus, it allows us to get some great games in before we start preparing for league play.”
At DeMatha, a battle of premier post men and future rivals will be on display Saturday as N.C. State recruit BeeJay Anya faces North Carolina commit Kennedy Meeks of West Charlotte (N.C.). That contest will be followed by No. 2 Paul VI taking on Oak Hill Academy, led by former Gonzaga All-Met Nate Britt.
GONZAGA D.C. CLASSIC
3:15 p.m.: Sidwell Friends vs. Germantown Academy (Pa.)
5 p.m.: No. 1 Gonzaga vs. Archbishop Molloy (Pa.)
6:45 p.m.: No. 7 Bullis vs. Roman Catholic (Pa.)
8:30 p.m.: Archbishop Carroll vs. Mount St. Joseph
6:45 p.m.: Sidwell Friends/Germantown winner vs. Gonzaga/Archbishop Molloy winner
8:30 p.m.: Bullis/Roman Catholic winner vs.
Archbishop Carroll/Mount St. Joseph winner
Sunday at George Washington University
6:45 p.m.: Championship game
NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
1 p.m.: Bishop McNamara vs. No. 10 Eleanor Roosevelt
2:45 p.m.: No. 13 St. John’s vs. No. 16 Potomac (Md.)
4:30 p.m.: No. 5 Riverdale Baptist vs. Huntington Prep (W. Va.)
6:15 p.m.: No. 4 DeMatha vs. West Charlotte (N.C.)
8 p.m.: No. 2 Paul VI vs. Oak Hill Academy
11:30 a.m.: No. 14 National Christian vs. Our Saviour New American (N.Y.)
1:15 p.m.: Paul VI (girls) vs. H.D. Woodson (girls)
3 p.m.: No. 2 Paul VI vs. St. Maria Goretti
4:45 p.m.: Huntington Prep (W. Va.) vs. Princeton Day