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 (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
(Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

NEW YORK -- Only one coach in America has mentored more No. 1 NBA Draft picks in the last seven years than Kevin Boyle.

That would be Kentucky coach John Calipari, who has coached three of the past six No. 1 picks: Karl-Anthony Towns (2015), Anthony Davis (2012) and John Wall (2010).

But when Ben Simmons goes No. 1 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, he will become the second No. 1 pick coached by Boyle since 2011 when former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick's and Duke star Kyrie Irving went No. 1 overall. (Irving, of course, helped the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA championship on Sunday night.)

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NEW YORK - The future of Canadian basketball was on display in New York City over the weekend.

On Friday afternoon, R.J. Barrett was named MVP of the International Game at the Jordan Brand Classic, which also featured countryman Andrew Nembhard. Barrett is a freshman at Montverde (FL) Academy, where he is expected to be joined in the fall by Nembhard. The 6-foot-2 guard is currently enrolled at Vaughan Secondary School in Ontario.

Saturday morning saw Simi Shittu take over the Canadian spotlight. A teammate of Barrett at Montverde, the 6-foot-9 class of 2018 power forward made his 17-under debut on the Nike EYBL circuit at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal for CIA Bounce, finishing with 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting in a 76-74 loss to Team Griffin.

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NEW YORK -- R.J. Barrett's summertime one-on-one games with Andrew Wiggins are getting closer, but don't even try comparing the two Canadian wing players.

"I wouldn't really call it a comparison other than the fact that I'm doing really well right now," the soft-spoken Barrett said after going for 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists en route to MVP honors as the White team lost to the Black team, 85-73, in the Jordan Brand International Game at Barclays Center.

"I think I definitely opened some eyes," Barrett added of his performance.

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Roughly one hour after his high school career came to an abrupt end, four-star Class of 2016 recruit Bruno Fernando instantly shifted his focus toward the next level.

Fernando, Montverde (Fla.) Academy's 6-foot-10, 225-pound center, whom one Divison I coach recently compared to Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, commited to SMU on Friday night in a nationally-televised announcement on ESPN2.

He chose the Mustangs over Florida State, Alabama and Marquette.   

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Eight teams have been selected for the Dick's Sporting Goods High School Nationals beginning later this month.

The field was first announced earlier Wednedsay by SNY.tv.

The teams include Montverde (FL) Academy, Findlay Prep (NV), Oak Hill Academy (VA), St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.), La Lumiere (IN), Miller Grove (GA), Providence Day (N.C.) and Wasatch Academy (UT).

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ROSELLE, N.J. -- While Montverde (FL) Academy's Bruno Fernando remains one of the top uncommitted frontcourt players in the Class of 2016, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound forward hinted on Sunday that a decision will be made in the very near future.

"It's coming up," said Fernando, who one Division-1 coach recently compared to Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder due to his knack for rebounding and game-changing presence on the defensive end of the floor. "I'm really looking forward to making my commitment soon."

Where Fernando will land is a mystery, though the frontrunners appear to be SMU, Alabama, LSU, Marquette, N.C. State, and Florida State. He has a trip planned to Alabama in the coming weeks.

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UNION, N.J. -- Simi Shittu and R.J. Barrett admitted it was a little strange to be playing at Kean University in New Jersey on Friday night considering the NBA All-Star Game is in their native Canada.

"It's a little weird because it feels like we're missing out because some of my friends are playing some Jordan [Brand] event [in Toronto]," the 6-foot-8 Shittu said after putting up 16 points and 8 rebounds as Montverde (FL) Academy fended off a late challenge from Roselle (N.J.) Catholic to win, 59-55, at the Metro Classic.

"But we're here because we just wanted to get this win because this a building point to Dick's Nationals [where the team has won three straight championships] and we just wanted to jell when we get to the end of the season."

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NEW YORK -- In the span of four years, Todd Simon went from being the head coach at Findlay Prep to serving as the head coach at UNLV.

Also in a four-year span, Danny Hurley went from coaching St. Benedict's Prep to Wagner to Rhode Island, where he has an emerging Atlantic 10 power that lost its best player to injury in the first game of the season.

Now here comes Kevin Boyle as the next high-level high school coach who should make the jump to college.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Until this season, the influx of Canadian basketball talent hadn't hit Montverde (FL) Academy as much as it had some of its rivals on the American national basketball landscape.

After all, current NBA players Andrew Wiggins (Huntington Prep), Anthony Bennett (Findlay Prep) and Tyler Ennis (St. Benedict's Prep) all played elsewhere.

But beginning this season, three Canadians are playing for legendary coach Kevin Boyle at Montverde Academy and two of them -- 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Simi Shittu and 6-6 freshman guard R.J. Barrett -- have all the makings of future NBA players.

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FORT MYERS, Fla.- On the national stage this past week at the City of Palms Classic, R.J. Barrett delivered on the hype that he brought to Montverde Academy.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound freshman from Canada averaged 19.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and went off for 31 points in a loss to eventual tournament champion Chino Hills (Cal.). Montverde finished in fifth place.

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In an era when Canada's best young players are making their way south to play for American high schools, one of the brightest stars is already making waves at one of the nation's top programs.

The secret is out on R.J. Barrett, a 6-foot-6 2019 guard and the son of former Canadian star Rowan Barrett, after he scored 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting and grabbed four rebounds Monday night in Montverde's win over Huntington Prep, which was televised on ESPN2. Louisville coach Rick Pitino, LSU coach Johnny Jones and assistant David Patrick and UCF coach Donnie Jones were all in attendance.

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(Derick E. Hingle)

LSU freshman sensation Ben Simmons is the projected No. 1 pick in June's NBA Draft by DraftExpress. In turn, teams have begun calling Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle asking questions about the 6-foot-10 Australian-born lefty.

This isn't Boyle's first rodeo, having fielded calls about current NBA players Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, among others. At this point, he has a piece of advice for NBA personnel calling.

"There's a bunch of teams that have called, probably half the league has called so far asking questions about Ben," Boyle told SNY.tv Wednesday afternoon on the 4 Quarters Podcast. "At this point, my basic thing to them is, if you're not the first or second pick, it's probably not worth your time to invest to be honest."

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In what could turn out to be a George Costanza-style worlds-colliding moment, the current and former coaches of The Patrick School could square off later this month in the prestigious City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla.

The current coach is none other than former Rutgers coach Mike Rice, while the former coach is Kevin Boyle, now the head man at Montverde (FL) Academy, the No. 1 team in the nation according to USA Today. The two schools are on opposite sides of the bracket for the event which runs Dec. 18-23.

"The interesting thing is that there is a chance we play them in the City of Palms," Boyle said Wednesday on The 4 Quarters Podcast. "We're on one side of the bracket, and they're on the other side of the bracket and I think they have an excellent chance of getting to the championship. We probably have a harder road than them."

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Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman deliver an all-new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA for SNY.tv. 

First up, Fox Sports 1 Analyst Tarik Turner joins the program to talk about the Jimmy V Classic and the Big East. Then, Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle checks in about Ben Simmons and his other big prospects. Later, Adam and Josh talk to St Anthony's assistant coach Eric Harrield about the St. Anthony's players and the situation at Rutgers, and then they wrap the show with a quick look at some other locals.

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By JOSH NEWMAN

NEW YORK -?Arguably the most NBA-ready player in the Class of 2015 turned out to be the?biggest name absent at the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday night.

Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-10 forward from Montverde (Fla.) Academy bound for LSU in the fall, skipped the event at Barclays Center after playing in the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit, but that didn't stop him from being talked about as a potential pro.

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The SEC could feature the projected 1-2 picks in the 2016 NBA Draft next season in Kentucky's Skal Labissiere and LSU's Ben Simmons.

Both players impressed NBA personnel this past week at the Nike Hoop Summit.

"Ben Simmons and Skal Labissiere were clearly the two best players in the game," one former NBA GM told SNY.tv. "They could be the first and second pick in the 2016 Draft."

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By CHRIS BARCA

NEW YORK -- The high school career of Montverde (FL) Academy star Ben Simmons couldn't have ended more appropriately.

With a bang and another national championship.

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A college AD should think outside the box and hire Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)
A college AD should think outside the box and hire Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle. (Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five years ago, Wagner college AD Walt Hameline made a big and bold move by hiring Danny Hurley to coach the school's basketball team.

Hurley had spent nine years as a high school at St. Benedict's Prep and made the rare jump to the Division level.

How'd that work out?

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If there were no one-and-done rule in the NBA, LSU-bound forward Ben Simmons would be a lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft, multiple experts told SNY.tv.

"Oh, he'd go in the Top 10, top eight [in 2015],"?one veteran NBA scout who attended?the McDonald's All-American Game scrimmage on Tuesday told SNY.tv.

Asked how many of the 24 McDonald's All-Americans could go straight to the NBA now, the scout added, "He would be the only one that I could see for sure."

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By ADAM ZAGORIA & JOHN PAVIA

UNION, N.J. --?Nineteen miles from where the NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, several high school stars with designs on one day playing in such a game battled it out before an electric capacity crowd at Kean University's Harwood Arena.

In the end, LSU-bound Ben Simmons and Montverde (FL) Academy prevailed over Kentucky-bound Isaiah Briscoe and Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, 71-64.

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BY CHIP MILLER

At 6 p.m. on?Wednesday, we will know who made the actual 2015 McDonald's All-American Game when ESPNU makes the announcement. A selection of 24 of the best high school boy basketball players from around the country will gather in Chicago on April 1 to participate in the 38th annual McDonald's All-American Game.

In the meantime, we here at ZAGSBLOG gave you, the fans, your platform to chime in and select your version of the 2015 McDonald's All-American team. With more than?13,000 votes cast, we proudly reveal the top 24 vote getters with a little background on each.

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Playing in front of a charged?crowd at Montverde (FL) Academy and a national television audience on ESPN2, Ben Simmons?showed why he's considered a future star in the college and pro ranks.

The 6-foot-10 Simmons displayed his explosive game as a point-forward while notching a triple-double of 22 points, 10 assists and 10?rebounds as Montverde, the No. 1 team in the ESPN high school basketball rankings, remained unbeaten with a 78-64 victory over?No. 12 Oakland (CA) Bishop O'Dowd.

"I had a goal ahead of me which was to be considered the top player in America for high school and I've finally reached that point where some call me the top three," the Australian product said on ESPN2 before the game.

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If all goes according to plan, Ben Simmons and Ivan Rabb could both hear NBA Commissioner Adam Silver call their names early in?the 2016 NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-10 Simmons is projected as the No. 2 pick in that year's draft by DraftExpress.com, while the 6-10 Rabb is pegged at No. 7.

Basketball fans will get a peak into the future when the two big men square off Friday night when Rabb and Oakland (CA) Bishop O'Dowd (2-0) visit Simmons and Montervde (FL) Academy (6-0). The game will be shown at 6:30 p.m on ESPN2.

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By JACK LeGWIN

Blake Harris?has transferred to Montverde Academy (Fla.) from Carlisle School (Va.).

Harris took unofficial visits to Duke and North Carolina recently.

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By JACK LeGWIN

MONTVERDE, Fla. -- Ty Graves, one of the top point guards in the class of 2016, has transferred to Montverde Academy.

Montverde's next game is Friday, but it remains unclear when Graves will make his debut, sources told SNY.tv.

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Doral Moore, a 7-foot center from Montverde (FL) Academy,?is off the board to Wake Forest.

"Doral has decided to end his recruitment by committing to Wake Forest University," Montverde assistant Rae Miller said.

"He really liked Wake Forest because it is a small school," Miller added. "He's looking for someplace that he feels comfortable and a small setting is something that he has embraced, especially since coming here [to Montverde]. He likes [coach]?Danny Manning, and made a good connection with Danny Manning as a coach. His demeanor and the kid's demeanor kind of made a match for the kid and his family. They really have a genuine interest in helping him develop. The style of play is going to be similar to what he is now used to and he feels he has a chance to contribute to the program early in his career."

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Following school visits this past week by SMU head coach Larry Brown and UCLA assistant ?Ed Schilling, 7-foot-4?Jean Marc Christ Koumadje of Montverde (FL) Academy is planning to visit both schools in the near future.

Koumadje will visit SMU Sept. 25-27 and is looking to visit UCLA in October.

Koumadje ?-- whose journey to the U.S. from the African nation of Chad we profiled this summer -- has already visited Florida State and is expected to decide between those three schools.

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By JOHN PAVIA

Special to ZAGSBLOG

NEW YORK --?To cap the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament, Montverde Academy (FL) held off Oak Hill Academy (VA), 71-62, to repeat as champions in what was their third straight finals appearance.

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By ?JOHN PAVIA

Special to ZAGSBLOG

NEW YORK --?Monteverde Academy (FL) coach Kevin Boyle and his team will defend their championship?in the DICK's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament?after defeating Huntington Prep (W.V.), 56-51, on Friday at Christ the King High School.

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While the eyes of the college basketball world will turn this week to the Final Four in North Texas, many of the future stars of college hoops will be on display in New York City.

The DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament (formerly the National High School Invitational) features seven of the top eight ranked boys teams by USA Today.

The boys field includes defending NHSI Champion and No. 1-ranked Montverde Academy (FL), coached by former St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle, as well as three different 2014 State Champions: Northside Christian Academy from North Carolina, The Sagemont School from Florida and Rainier Beach High School from Washington.

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Coach Kevin Boyle and defending champion Montverde (Fla.) Academy lead the eight-team field for the DICK?S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament to be played April 3-5 in New York City.

Boyle's club -- led by Ohio State commit D'Angelo Russell and LSU-bound Ben Simmons -- won't have played since a Feb. 19 victory over Kentucky signee Karl-Anthony Towns in Boyle's home state of New Jersey.

The first two days of the event will be played at Christ the King, with the final set for April 5 at Madison Square Garden.

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UNION, N.J. -- After beating Kentucky-bound Karl Towns and St. Joe's-Metuchen on Sunday night at Kean University, coach Kevin Boyle and Montverde Academy will now have 45 days before their next game.

Montverde is the defending ESPN NHSI champion and expects to be in New York for the?DICK?S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament April 3-5.

The field won't be announced until March 10, but Boyle said he and his team will be there for the three-day event, which culminates with a championship game on April 5 at Madison Square Garden. The first two days of the event will be played at Christ the King in Queens.

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Kevin Boyle is set to step off a plane in Newark Friday morning after flying to his native New Jersey from his new digs in Montverde, Fla.

The former St. Patrick coach will be in town this weekend when Montverde, the defending ESPN NHSI champion?and No. 3 team in the USA Today Super 25, plays two games at the Metro Classic at Kean University.

Montverde, which features a half dozen Division 1 commits, faces?Isaiah Briscoe and Roselle Catholic -- the reigning New Jersey Tournament of Champions winner -- on Saturday night at 9.

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By JACK LeGWIN & ADAM ZAGORIA

MONTVERDE, Fla. -- Kevin Boyle has coached several future one-and-dones in Kyrie Irving and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

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By JASON MORROW

Special to ZAGSBLOG

FORT MEYERS, Fla. ? Good things come to those who wait.

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Kevin Boyle and defending ESPN NHSI champion Montverde (FL) Academy will come to New Jersey in February to play two of the Garden State's top teams.

Boyle, the longtime St. Patrick coach who mentored?Kyrie Irving?and?Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, among others, won his first national championship last April when Montverde beat St. Benedict's Prep in the ESPN championship game.

In the Metro Classic at Kean University Feb. 15-16, Montverde will play Isaiah Briscoe and Roselle Catholic the first night and Kentucky pledge Karl Towns Jr. and St. Joe's-Metuchen the second night.

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Ben Simmons, a 2015 Australian small forward ranked No. 6 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals, has committed to LSU following a weekend visit.

Duke, North Carolina and Kansas had visited Simmons at Montverde, Montverde assistant Rae Miller told SNY.tv.

"I know a lot of people will be struck by me deciding to go to LSU, but that's where I felt most comfortable," the 6-foot-10, 230-pound Simmons said, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN. "I feel I can progress a lot there, and I feel blessed to have offers from all those schools."

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Chris Egi is one of the top big men in the Class of 2015. The Canadian product recently decided to transfer to Montverde (FL) Academy to play for legendary coach Kevin Boyle. He will be contributing to ZAGSBLOG periodically. Here's his first entry. Check out his video interview above from Mark Bairos.

What?s up, everyone?

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NEW YORK -- New York native Dakari Johnson is returning home this week for the Jordan Brand Classic, which takes place Saturday at Barclays Center.

It's been quite a week for the 6-foot-10 Johnson, who last weekend won the ESPN National High School Invitational with coach Kevin Boyle's Montverde (Fla..) Academy team.

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Kevin Boyle finally has his first national championship.

After losing back-to-back national championship games in 2011 and 2012, Boyle led Montverde (FL) Academy to a thrilling 67-65 victory over St. Benedict's Prep in?the ESPN National High School Invitational championship game at Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, MD.

"It means so much...coming out here and winning a national championship," Kentucky-bound big man Dakari Johnson, who played for Boyle as a freshman at St. Patrick when they lost the mythical national championship game to Bob Hurley and St. Anthony, said on ESPN after putting up 18 points and eight rebounds in the win.

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Dakari Johnson is the lone Kentucky commit on the McDonald's All-American East roster.

Four of his future teammates are on the West squad in the game set for April 3 at Chicago's United Center.

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Kevin Boyle will lose Dakari Johnson, Kasey Hill and Devin Williams to college next year, but the Montverde (Fla.) Academy coach is adding a 2015 star in Ben Simmons, a 6-foot-8 small forward from the Australian Institute of Sport in Melbourne.

"Ben Simmons, the best player in the world under 18, will be at our school next week," Boyle told reporters in Wheeling, W.V. Saturday night, according to this video from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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Two of the premier high school teams in the nation appear to be headed toward an early March collision at Freedom Hall in Louisville.

Montverde (Fla.) Academy and Huntington (W.V.) Prep are in talks to play one another March 2 or 3 in a game that would feature Kentucky-bound big man Dakari Johnson against Kentucky target Andrew Wiggins.

?I think it?s pretty sure,? Montverde coach Kevin Boyle said Saturday after his team pounded Duke commit?Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon, 82-53,, according to hthoops.com. ?Until we get the contact in the mail, you never know.?

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By ADAM ZAGORIA & SEVE COUSINS

Dakari Johnson pledged to Kentucky Saturday night as Coach John Calipari and the Wildcats took another step toward assembling arguably the greatest recruiting class in the history of college basketball.

With the addition of the 6-foot-11 center from Montverde (Fla.) Academy, Kentucky now has the Nos. 3, 5, 6, 12 and 30 players in the 2013 ESPN 100.

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Dakari Johnson will make his college announcement tonight.

The 6-foot-11 big man from Montverde (Fla.) Academy will choose among Kentucky, Georgetown and Syracuse and announce?at halftime of the Gonzaga (D.C.) vs. Salesian (Calif.) game at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNU, according to Paul Biancardi.

Johnson and Montverde will play Duke-bound Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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The last time Kevin Boyle and Dakari Johnson were involved in a basketball game in the state of New Jersey, they lost the mythical national championship to coach Bob Hurley and arch-rival St. Anthony in March 2011.

Now, nearly two years later they will make a triumphant return to the Garden State.

Boyle, Johnson and their Montverde (Fla.) Academy teammates are ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN after winning the prestigious City of Palms Classic. Their next stop after winning that event will be the Holiday Hoops for Troops event at Roselle (N.J.) Catholic Jan. 2-3.

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Andrew Wiggins, Julius Randle and Aaron Gordon aren't the only elite 2013 players drawing John Calipari's interest.

The Kentucky coach was at Montverde (Fla.) Academy over the weekend to watch 6-foot-11 big man Dakari Johson, Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

Johnson, a Brooklyn native who spent his middle school years at Sayre's Middle School in Lexington, reclassifed to 2013 from 2014 and is considering Kentucky, Georgetown, Syracuse, Kansas, Florida, Ohio State and Missouri.

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