The 2016 Charlotte Hoops Challenge is moving to Rocky River High School and will feature four N.C. state champions. The tournament was held at Myers Park last year and attracted sold-out crowds.
The tournament, which will be held Nov. 25-26, includes N.C. Independent Schools 3A boys champion Providence Day, NCISAA 3A girls champion Providence Day, NCHSAA 3A state champ Concord Robinson and NCHSAA 4A state champion Charlotte Catholic.
Also in the field is Conrad Academy (FL), coached by former United Faith Christian Academy Shawn Wiseman. Wiseman led United Faith to back-to-back NCISAA 1A state championships in 2009 and ‘10. Conrad Academy features 6-10 Austin Wiley, a power forward commited to Auburn. ESPN ranks Wiley the No. 17 recruit in the class of 2017.
Wiley is transferring from Spain Park High in Hooveer, Ala. Last season he averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds for Spain Park, which was a Class 7A state finalist. He played on gold-medal winning USA Basketball team at the U17 World Championships.
All games in the tournament will be streamed live over the internet.
Tickets are $15 daily for adults and $6 for kids. Weekend passes can be bought online only.
2016 Charlotte Hoops Challenge Pairings
Games at Rocky River High, Charlotte
Friday, Nov. 25: Charlotte Latin girls vs. Butler, 10 a.m.; Burlington School girls vs. Charlotte Christian, 11:30 a.m.; United Faith vs. Concord First Assembly, 1 p.m.; New Hampstead vs. York Prep, 2:30 p.m.; Ardrey Kell vs. Burlington School, 4 p.m.; Independence vs. Conrad Academy, 5:30 p.m.; Providence Day girls vs. South Mecklenburg, 7 p.m.; Rocky River vs. Providence Day, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26: Ardrey Kell girls vs. Burlington School, 10 a.m.; Concord First Assembly girls vs. Rocky River, 11:30 a.m.; Berry vs. New Hampstead, 1 p.m.; Charlotte Catholic vs. Burlington School, 2:30 p.m.; Conrad Academy vs. Bishop Sullivan, 4 p.m.; South Mecklenburg vs. Concord, 5:30; Davidson Day girls vs. Providence Day, 7; Providence Day vs. Concord Robinson