Last year, the Basketball Academy was moved to Lake Clifton after an NCAA rule change banned "nonscholastic" high school basketball events from Division I college campuses. Even then Academy officials were certain that the scholastic component of their event -- which mandates all student participants take classes in SAT preparation, financial literacy, gang awareness and/or bullying prevention -- would allow it back on a college campus.
Fourteen of The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 girls and boys teams will participate. The boys competition includes No. 3 Dunbar, No. 4 Milford Mill, No. 6 City, No. 8 Poly, No. 10 Edmondson, No. 13 Lake Clifton, No. 14 Randallstown and No. 15 Patterson, while the girls games include No. 2 Aberdeen, No. 4 Poly, No. 5 Digital Harbor, No. 10 Milford Mill, No. 11 City and No. 12 Patterson Mill.
Tickets, which can be purchased in advance at participating schools, are $10 per day with children under 5 free.
Here’s the lineup for all three days of The Basketball Academy:
All times p.m. unless noted
Thursday, Jan. 24
Poly girls vs. Western Tech, 3
Patterson boys vs. Owings Mills, 4:15
Digital Harbor boys vs. Woodlawn, 5:30
Digital Harbor girls vs. Aberdeen, 6:45
Poly boys vs. Randallstown, 8
Friday, Jan. 25
Woodlawn boys vs. Patterson, 3
Patterson Mill girls vs. Milford Mill, 4:15
City boys vs. Potomac, 5:30
Lake Clifton boys vs. Kent County, 6:45
Edmondson boys vs. Riverdale Baptist, 8
Dunbar boys vs. Largo, 9:15
Saturday, Jan. 26
Milford Mill girls vs. Digital Harbor, 10 a.m.
Owings Mills boys vs. Digital Harbor, 11:15 a.m.
Western Tech girls vs. City, 12:30
Aberdeen girls vs. Poly, 1:45
Kent County boys vs. Poly. 3
Randallstown boys vs. City, 4:15
Eleanor Roosevelt boys vs. Lake Clifton, 5:30
Milford Mill boys vs. Edmondson, 6:45
Riverdale Baptist boys vs. Dunbar, 8