FORT MILL, SC – Visit York County and THE Phenom Hoop Report have partnered together to bring a national level high school basketball event to Nation Ford High School. The inaugural event will be called Battle at the Rock presented by Phenom Hoop Report and will be held November 30 and December 1.
With this being the showcase’s first year, the planning came out swinging putting together and all-star caliber field of talent to compete in the event. Two of the pre-season Top 5 teams in the country will be present along with four defending state champions and two other defending state runners up.
The field of teams is headed up by IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) and Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia).
Last season Oak Hill finished second in the Geico High School Championships (formerly known as Dick’s Nationals) and ended up ranked 3rd in the Fab50 end of year rankings. Oak Hill Head Coach Steve Smith is in the Naismith Hall of Fame having accumulated a career 1,118-72 record (94%) and 9 national championships.
This year the Oak Hill team has reloaded and, on paper, will put forth their most talented team yet. USA Today Chosen 25 #1 player Cole Anthony headlines the group. The 6’3 point guard is down to his final twelve schools, and it is a who’s who of Top 20 programs.
Also on the Oak Hill roster is:
Rivals.com #25 2019 prospect 6’10 Kofi Cockburn
ESPN #28 2019 prospect Jahmius Ramsey
ESPN #58 2019 prospect Chandler Lawson
ESPN #29 2020 prospect Cam Thomas
Rivals.com #77 2020 prospect Lynn Greer
6’8 2019 BJ Mack
6’10 2020 Dylan Cardwell
Looking at IMG Academy, last year they finished the season 22-5 ranking 39th in the country and 14th in the Southeast Region according to The Fab 50 powered by Ball is Life.
The 2018-19 IMG Academy team has absolutely reloaded. In USA Today High School Sports recent Chosen 25 in the 2019 class (their Top 25 rankings), IMG had three players ranked int eh Top 20 with Josh Green, Armando Bacot and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. In the 2020 version of the Chosen 25, IMG Academy has 6’5” Jaden Springer ranked.
Overall, the team has five players ranked among the nation’s Top 40 in the 2019 and 2020 classes.
USA Today #8 2019 prospect Josh Green
Rivals.com #9 2019 prospect Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
USA Today #11 2019 prospect Armando Bacot (UNC commit)
ESPN #10 2020 prospect Jaden Springer
ESPN #36 2020 prospect Noah Farrakhan
Without question the talent that will be competing in Nation Ford High School’s gym on November 30 to December 1 will be unparalleled. Between these two teams alone there will be eleven Top 100 ranked prospects. These are the guys you will be watching play in the NCAA tournament and then many drafted into the NBA Draft.
You do not want to miss this!
Pre-sale tickets will be available on the event’s website CLICK HERE