Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin to the Hoop invades Dayton on MLK Weekend

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Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin to the Hoop

Aptly tapped with an aviation theme and located mere miles from the
former workshop of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Good Samaritan
Hospital Flyin to the Hoop
Boys High School Basketball Invitational takes flight again on MLK Weekend. Here’s what you need to know and how to get FREE tickets.


Aptly tapped with an aviation theme and located mere miles from the
former workshop of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the Good Samaritan
Hospital Flyin to the Hoop Boys High School Basketball Invitational
continues to soar. One of Ohio’s top high school events regardless of
sport, the Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH has become one of the country’s
most respected basketball invites and arguably the top tournament of its
kind in the Midwest in just nine short years.

What separates FTTH from other events? Basically everything…

Starting its FOURTH SEASON at Kettering’s TRENT ARENA, the Good
Samaritan Hospital FTTH offers a great mixture of not only the Miami
Valley’s finest, but Ohio’s finest versus top-notch out-of-state
competition. We’re talking the best versus the best.

At the the Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH you can see Dayton-based
squads like Dunbar, Alter, Wayne, Trotwood-Madison and Centerville and
Ohio-based schools Chillicothe, Garfield Heights, Dublin Coffman,
Westerville South and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary test themselves against
some of the nation’s top and most well-known teams (i.e. Oak Hill
Academy and Montrose Christian).

This year is no different.

Of the 24 Ohio teams in this year’s field, 19 are ranked in our
OhioHShoops.com and JJHuddle.com State Power Poll. Dunbar (D-II) and
Taft (D-III) are No. 1.

Of the nine national teams, three (Miller Grove, Ga.; Whitney Young,
Ill.; and Simeon, Ill.) are ranked in national polls. Four others
feature players ranked in the Top 10 nationally in the senior, junior,
sophomore and yes, even freshman, classes.

Very rarely do you get the opportunity to see this much talent in one place over three days.

 

TAKING FLIGHT

So just how good are some of these guys? Expect to see some in the
NBA – literally. It’s always been that way. At the first Good Samaritan
Hospital FTTH, held in 2003 at Vandalia Butler’s Student Activities
Center, five current NBAers took the court, including three that made
the first all-tournament team: J.R. Smith (St. Benedict’s Prep, Newark,
NJ), Von Wafer (Heritage Christian, Houston, TX) and Rudy Gay
(Archbishop Spalding). Josh Boone (West Nottingham Academy) and Marcus
Williams (Oak Hill Academy) also played in the inaugural event, as did
NBDL player J.R. Pinnock (Coastal Christian).

Since that first Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH, six more NBAers have
appeared including Dayton’s own Daequan Cook (Dunbar), B.J. Mullens
(Canal Winchester), DeAndre Jordan (Christian Life Center), Brandon
Jennings (Oak Hill Academy), Avery Bradley (Findlay Prep) and Hamady
N’diaye (Stoneridge Prep).

Collegiately, nearly 100 current NCAA Division I players have
appeared at the Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH. Colleges sporting FTTH
alumni on their rosters include: Duke, Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky,
Villanova, Pittsburgh, Texas, Memphis, Purdue, Marquette, Michigan
State, Boston College, Dayton, UNLV, Arkansas, Louisville, Georgia,
Georgetown, Florida, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Notre Dame and Wright State.

Like we said – very rarely do you get the opportunity to see this much talent in one place over three days.

TITLE SPONSOR: GOOD SAM

This is the first year that the the Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin to
the Hoop has had a title sponsor with the addition of Good Samaritan
Hospital to the equation. A Miami Valley staple since 1932, Good
Samaritan Hospital provides advanced services for heart and vascular
care, orthopedics, cancer treatment, diagnostics, women’s health, and
much more.

TRENT ARENA

After its successful stay at the Butler SAC, the Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH enjoyed its initial run at Trent Arena in 2008.

Trent Arena stands as a testament to the Kettering School District
and was completed in October of 2005. It was part of a larger 102
million-dollar construction process that encompassed the entire
district, which owns and operates the venue.

On December 2, 2005 the arena was dedicated to James S. Trent former
principal and Superintendent of the Kettering School District. The event
marked the opening of the 2005-06 Fairmont boys basketball season, and
the first ever sellout crowd. Trent seats 3,650.

Ironically, Jim Trent had been one of the Good Samaritan Hospital
FTTH’s biggest supporters and fans while at Vandalia and is even more so
now that it is at the Trent.

3…2…1

This year the Good Samaritan Hospital FTTH looks to add to its
legacy. Again saddled with a standout line-up, there is a great mixture
of hometown teams, out-of-town talent and solid basketball. Are you
ready? You better be.

…Buckle up and get ready for take off.

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