The No. 1 point guard high school basketball recruit in the country is playing in Mecklenburg County this weekend.
Oak Hill (VA) Academy is ranked as high as No. 2 in some preseason national polls and a big reason why is senior point guard Cole Anthony. Anthony is the son of former UNLV and NBA point guard Greg Anthony.
Last week, Anthony narrowed his potential college choices to Georgetown, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oregon and Wake Forest. 247Sports ranks Anthony the No. 3 overall player in the nation. Anthony is considered a one-and-done prospect.
Anthony and Oak Hill will play Saturday at 6 p.m. against Moravian Prep in the Carmel Christian Tip-Off.
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The tournament, which kicks off Friday, is believed to be the first to use a shot clock for a high school game in North Carolina. Phenom Hoop Report purchased two clocks for $3,000.
If you’re going
The Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic is Friday and Saturday at Carmel Christian School, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Matthews.
Friday’s schedule: Hickory Grove vs. Asheville Christian, 6 p..m.; Arden Christ School vs. Concord First Assembly, 7:30; Carmel Christian vs Fayetteville Northwood Temple, 9
Saturday’s schedule: Asheville Christian vs. Providence Day, 2; Northwood Temple vs. LIberty Heights, 3:30; Dunk contest, 5; Moravian Prep vs. Oak Hill (Va), 6; Carmel Christian vs. Concord Cannon, 7:30
Tickets: $10 Friday, $15 Saturday. Kids under 8, free
Players to watch: Gabe Wiznitzer, 6-10, Christ School, Soph; Marten Maide, 6-4, Carmel Christian (Liberty), Sr.; Josh Nickelberry, 6-5, Northwood Temple (Louisville), Sr.; Juwan Gary, 6-6, Liberty Heights (Alabama), Sr.; Cole Anthony, 6-3, Oak Hill, Sr..; Jaden Bradley, 6-2, Cannon School, Sr.; Kofi Cockburn, 6-10, Oak Hill, Sr.