PREVIEW: Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop tips off 10th anniversary event



The Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop Basketball Invitational celebrates
its 10th anniversary this season, but that’s just one milestone the
popular prep hoops event has reached. Another would be earning
recognition as one of the countries top high school basketball

Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin to the Hoop 2012: Celebrating 10 Years

The Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop Basketball Invitational celebrates its 10th anniversary this season, but that’s just one milestone the popular prep hoops event has reached. Another would be earning recognition as one of the countries top high school basketball productions.

Named the No. 2 high school basketball event nationally by CBS Sports/MaxPreps, the Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop has blossomed into a showcase for future pros and Ohio and the nation’s best teams.

During the course of its 10-year run, the Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop has hosted 20 future NBAers and hundreds of Division I college players.

Some of the names that have performed at Kettering’s Trent Arena (and Vandalia Butler’s Student Activities Center before that) include: J.R Smith (Denver Nuggets), Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies), Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks), Nolan Smith (Portland Trailblazers) and DeAndre Jordan (L.A. Clippers). Locally, three of Dayton’s four current NBA players – Dunbar’s Daequan Cook (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Norris Cole (Miami Heat) and Trotwood-Madison’s Chris Wright (Golden State Warriors) - played multiple games at the Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop.

Sponsorship, history and interest continue to grow in the Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop and it’s easy to see why. Seldom is there a place where talent comes together like this for four days.

In fact, according to those in the know – there’s only one event that tops this one…for now.

Sit back, buckle up and enjoy the ride.


The 2012 Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop
high school basketball invitational will celebrate its 10th anniversary
this year with 36 teams playing 21 games over the Martin Luther King
Jr. Weekend in Dayton.

The event, held at Kettering’s Trent Arena on the campus of Fairmont
High School, will be January 13-16 and for the first time will host
games on Friday too.

Here are some others quick facts:
• 15 Dayton teams this year (record) – including a lot of first year teams in the event
• Four Nationally Ranked Teams:
– Findlay Prep, NV  (Top 10) vs. Thurgood Marshall
– Huntington Prep, WV (Top 10) vs. Trotwood & Middletown
– Grace Prep, TX (Top 5) vs. Thurgood Marshall
– Hamilton SE, IN (Top 50) vs. Troy
• No. 1 (in OH) Northland vs. No. 5 (in OH) Garfield Heights
• Defending Div. II Ohio State Champs (SVSM) vs. Defending Div. III Ohio State Champs (Taft)
• Seven 5-Star Participating players so far
– Including 4 of the Top Ten Seniors in Nation
– #1 Senior in Nation (I. Austin – Grace Prep (TX)) vs. Thurgood Marshall
– #1 Sophomore in Nation (A. Wiggins – Huntington Prep (WV)) vs. Trotwood & Middletown
• 14 4-Star Participating players so far
• 70+ NCAA Division I prospects/future recruits

Over the years:
• 19 past players are currently in the NBA, including eight draft picks from this summer’s NBA draft alone.
• 300+ past players have gone on to play Division I College Basketball.
• 18,000+ fans attend the event each year.
• Event has an economic impact of $1.7M to the Dayton economy over the event weekend.
• Event is attended by 100+ colleges and 100+ members of the media from across the nation including high profile coaches.


Friday, January 13, 2012
Game #1:    6:30 pm    Alter (OH) vs. Christian Faith Center Academy (NC)
Game #2:    8:15 pm    Thurgood Marshall (OH) vs. Findlay Prep (NV)

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Game #3:    11:30 am    Christian Faith Center Academy (NC) vs. HCYA (TX)
Game #4:    1:15 pm    Columbus Walnut Ridge (OH) vs. Ft. Recovery (OH)
Game #5:    3:00 pm    Cathedral (IN) vs. Centerville (OH)
Game #6:    4:45 pm    Hamilton SE (IN) vs. Troy (OH)
Game #7:    6:30 pm    Northland (OH) vs. Garfield Heights (OH)
Game #8:    8:15 pm    Trotwood (OH) vs. Huntington Prep (WV)

Sunday, January 15, 2012
Game #9:    11:30 am    Miami East (OH) vs. Fairmont (OH)
Game #10:    1:15 pm    St. Ignatius (OH) vs. Wayne (OH) 
Game #11:    3:00 pm    St. Vincent – St. Mary (OH) vs. Taft (OH)
Game #12:    4:45 pm    Cleveland Heights (OH) vs. Northmont (OH)   
Game #13:    6:30 pm    Morgan Park (IL) vs. Springboro (OH)
Game #14:    8:15 pm    Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Middletown (OH)

Monday, January 16, 2012    
Game #15:    10:15 am    HCYA (TX) vs. Trotwood (OH)
Game #16:    12:00 pm    Vandalia (OH) vs. Morgan Park (IL)
Game #17:    1:45 pm    Norcross (GA) vs. Greeneview (OH)
Game #18:    3:30 pm    Medina Senior (OH) vs. Franklin (OH)
Game #19:    5:15 pm    La Lumiere (IN) vs. Westerville North (OH)
Game #20:    7:00 pm    Chillicothe (OH) vs. Chaminade Julienne (OH) 
Game #21:    8:30 pm    Grace Prep (TX) vs. Thurgood Marshall (OH)

TICKETS (Order here)
Friday: $10 General Admission  $20 Reserved Seating
Saturday: $12 GA/$22 Reserved
Sunday:$12 GA/$22 Reserved
Monday: $12 GA/$22 Reserved
All-Weekend Pass:$40 GA/$80 Reserved




The 10th Annual Flyin’ to the Hoop is the biggest to date with 21 games lined up over the course of three full days and one evening.  The event kicks off Friday night with two contests,  six on Saturday and Sunday, and seven on Martin Luther King Jr. day.

36 teams are taking part including 10 national teams. There are eight Ohio vs. Ohio match ups and six teams will playing in two games (CFCA, HCYA, Huntington Prep, Morgan Park, Thurgood Marshall, and Trotwood-Madison).

One glowing absence will be Dayton Dunbar, who won’t be participating in this year’s event. The Wolverines are currently (10-0) and No. 1 in the state and always a main attraction at the F2H.


Christian Faith Center Academy (NC)
Record (12-3)
Top Players: Brandon Chauca (5’9/So.), Kaza Kajami-Keane (6’2/Jr.), Mikyle McIntosh (6’6/Jr.), and Jalyn Pennie (6’6/Sr.)

Findlay Prep (NV)
Record (14-1)
Top Players: Nigel Williams-Goss (6’3/Jr.), Dominic Artis (6’0/Sr.)- Oregon, Winston Shepard (6’8/Sr.), Brandon Ashley (6’8/Sr.)- Arizona, Anthony Bennett (6’7/Sr.), Naz Long (6’3/Sr.)- Iowa State, and Amedo Delavalle (6’4/Sr.)
National Rank: ESPN No. 6 and USA Today No. 8

Record (20-11)
Top Players: Justin Jackson (6’7/So.), Danrad Knowles (6’8/Sr.)- Houston, and Karl Rhodes (5’10/Jr.)

Cathedral (IN)
Record (7-2)
Top Players: Collin Hartman (6’6/Jr.)- Indiana

Hamilton SE (IN)
Record (9-2)
Top Players: Gary Harris (6’5/Sr.)- Michigan State, Zak Irvin (6’7/Jr.)- Michigan, and Jacobby Bledsoe (5’9/Sr.)
National Ranking: ESPN No. 42

Huntington Prep (WV)
Record (10-1)
Top Players: Elijah Macon (6’9/Sr.)- West Virginia, Javontae Hawkins (6’4/Sr.)- South Florida, Negus Webster-Chan (6’6/Sr.)- Missouri, Stefan Jankovic (6’9/Sr.)- Missouri, Andrew Wiggins (6’6/So.), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (6’3/Jr.), and Tanveer Bhullar (7’2/Jr.)
National Ranking: USA Today No. 9

Morgan Park (IL)
Record (7-4)
Top Players: Billy Garrett Jr. (6’5/Jr.), Adrian Jeffries (6’5/Sr.), Josh Cunningham (6’7/So.), and Kain Harris (6’3/Fr.)

La Lumiere (IN)
Record (9-2)
Losses: Oak Hill Academy (VA) and Elgin (IL)
Top Players: Antonio Drummond (5’11/Sr.), Raphael Davis (6’5/Sr.)- Purdue, Hanner Perea (6’8/Sr.)- Indiana, Obij Aget (7’0/Sr.)- New Mexico, and Jay Simpson (6’8/Sr.)- Purdue

Grace Prep (TX)
Record (12-2)
Top Players: Jelon Hornbeak (6’4/Sr.)- Oklahoma, Isaiah Austin (7’0/Sr.)- Baylor, and Emmanuel Mudiay (6’4/So.)
National Ranking: ESPN No. 4 and USA Today No. 13

Norcross (GA)
Record (8-6)
Top Players: Brandon Goodwin (6’0/Jr.) and Harold Givens (6’7/Jr.)


Kettering Alter
Record (4-4)
Top Players: Jaaron Simmons (6’0/Jr.)

Dayton Thurgood Marshall
Record (6-1)/(3-4)
Top Players: Joe Thomasson (6’3/Sr.)- Wright State, Mark Alstork (6’4/Jr.), Edmond Early (6’1/Jr.), and Joe Ballard (6’5/Sr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 2

Dayton Chaminade Julienee
Record (8-2)
Top Players: John Staley (6’5/Sr.)- Northern Kentucky and Justin Bibbs (6’4/So.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 8

Columbus Walnut Ridge
Record (7-0)
Top Players: Roy Alexander (6’4/Sr.), Adam McCall (5’11/Sr.), Grant Harris (6’2/Sr.), Allasane Kah (6’8/Sr.), Fred Hardgrove (6’0/Sr.), and Malik Dime (6’9/Sr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D1/No. 4

Fort Recovery
Record (8-0)
Top Players: Wade Gelhaus (6’6/Jr.), Jared Kahlig (6’6/Sr.), and Elijah Kahlig (6’2/So.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D4/No. 5

Record (5-5)
Top Players: Jackson Replogle (6’4/Jr.), Brett Kubaszewki (6’1/Sr.), Will Hobby (6’3/Sr.), and Conner Lash (6’1/Sr.)

Record (7-2)
Top Players: Cody May (6’4/Sr.), Zach Martinez (6’1/Sr.), and Tyler Miller (6’4/Jr.)

Record (1-2)
Top Players: Jamar Hammonds (6’4/Jr.), Dalin Byrd (6’6/Sr.), James Brown Jr. (6’0/Sr.), Dezhontae Bennett (6’2/So.), Ravonn Lovette (6’2/Jr.), and Andre Foster (6’2/Fr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 10

Kettering Fairmont
Record (5-5)
Top Players: Aaron Abbott (6’0/Jr.) and Jacob Roalef (6’3/Sr.)

Huber Heights Wayne
Record (3-7)
Top Players: Juan Ford (6’0/Jr.), Keith Clements (5’10/Sr.), Crisshawn Clark (6’3/Jr.), Malcolm Pittman (6’5/Sr.), and Ahmad Wagner (6’6/Fr.)

Clayton Northmont
Record (7-2)
Top Players: Devon Carter (5’7/Sr.), Jamal Trammell (6’3/Sr.), Dominique Stollings (6’1/Jr.), Keith Richardson (5’9/Jr.), and Cameron Taylor (6’1/So.)

Record (9-1)
Top Players: Maverick Morgan (6’10/Jr.), Jack Mapes (6’0/Sr.), Ryan Murray (5’10/Jr.), and Jack Pfahl (6’4/Jr.)

Record (4-6)
Top Players: Jordan Greer (6’4/Jr.) and Jake Greer (6’5/Sr.)

Columbus Northland
Record (7-1)
Top Players: Jordan Potts (5’10/Sr.), Devon Scott (6’8/Sr.)- Dayton, Jalen Robinson (6’8/Sr.)- Dayton, Ke’chaun Lewis (6’4/Sr.), and Ty Hairston (6’2/So.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D1/No. 1
National Ranking: ESPN No. 41

Cincinnati Taft
Record (4-4)
Top Players: Adolphus Washington (6’4/Sr.)- Ohio State FB, Orlando Berry Jr. (5’9/Sr.), Jalean Lowe (6’3/Sr.), Dwayne Stanford (6’5/Sr.)- Oregon FB, and Jermaine Freeman (5’11/Sr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 3

Record (8-2)
Top Players: Geovonie McKnight (6’3/Sr.) and Vince Edwards (6’6/So.)

Westerville North
Record (8-2)
Top Players: Jaylen Benton (6’1/Jr.), Matt Rhodes (6’5/Sr.)- Walsh University, Taivion Thomas (6’5/Sr.), Adrian Cook (5’10/Jr.), and Jack Gibbs (5’10/Jr.)- Out with Injury

Garfield Heights
Record (8-1)
Top Players: Mike Davis (6’1/Sr.)- Northern Illinois, Tony Farmer (6’6/Jr.), and Jermaine Davis (6’9/Sr.)- La Salle
JJHuddle State Ranking: D1/No. 5

Record (1-6)
Top Players: Billy Geschke (6’0/Jr.), Mason Schreck (6’5/Sr.), and Kenny Kaminski (6’7/Sr.)- Michigan State/Out with Injury

Cleveland Heights
Record (8-0)
Top Players: Tyree Gaiter (5’9/Sr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D1/No. 10

Jamestown Greeneview
Record (8-2)
Top Players: Evan Bradds (6’7/Jr.)- Ohio University

Record (8-3)
Top Players: Zach Johnson (6’2/Jr.) and Malik London (6’8/Sr.)- Cleveland State

Casstown Miami East
Record (9-2)
Top Players: Gunner Shirk (5’11/Sr.), AJ Hickman (6’4/Fr.), Josh Snyder (5’9/Sr.), Garrett Mitchell (6’0/Jr.), and Bradley Coomes (6’2/Sr.)

Akron SVSM
Record (6-4)
Top Players: DJ Blanks (6’3/Sr.), Lorenzo Cugini (6’6/Sr.)- High Point, Victor Dorsey (6’8/So.), Trayvon Crater (6’4/Sr.), and Nick Wells (6’6/Jr.)
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 5

Record (9-0)
Top Players: Luke Kennard (6’5/Fr.), Jacob Rossi (6’8/Sr.)- Northern Kentucky, and Justin Rossi (6’8/Sr.)- Northern Kentucky
JJHuddle State Ranking: D2/No. 7

Cleveland St. Ignatius
Record (5-1)
Top Players: Brian Joseph (5’11/Sr.), Alec Papesch (6’6/Jr.), Francisco Santiago (6’0/Jr.), and Derek Sloan (6’3/Jr.)

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