NBA-certified Tarkanian Classic this weekend in Las Vegas

Over the next week, more than 200 high school basketball teams and prep programs will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the 2022 Tarkanian Classic. The prep schools compete December 16-18, while the high school teams play December 19-22.

Bishop Gorman High School serves as the event’s headquarters, but games will also be played at other local high school gyms. Every game is broadcast live on BallerTV.com.

The Tarkanian Classic is NBA-certified, which means NBA executives and scouts can attend the games and personally rate the players. This is one of only three high school basketball events the NBA has certified this year, and most leagues have already requested credentials for their talent evaluators.

For over a decade, the Tarkanian Classic has featured top high school teams and players. In recent years, top talent such as Deandre Ayton, LaMelo Ball, Evan Mobley, Lonzo Ball, Jonathan Kuminga, Onyeka Okongwu, Marvin Bagley III and Jaden McDaniels have competed in the Las Vegas tournament.

This year, 136 high school teams from across the country will attend the event, including hosts Bishop Gorman (NV), Liberty (NV), Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA), Oakridge (FL), Bishop O’Connell (VA ), Rainier Beach (WA), Prestonwood Christian (TX), St Augustine (CA), Calvary Christian (FL), St Bernard (CA), Faith Family (TX), St Raymond (NY), St Ignatius (OH), West Ranch (CA), Douglass (TN), Durango (NV), Putnam City West (OK), St. Mary’s (AZ), Rancho Christian (CA), JSerra (CA), Buchtel (OH), Coronado (NV), Bishop O’Dowd (CA), Crossroads (CA), Sheldon (CA), Kell (GA), Redondo Union (CA), Santa Margarita (CA), Coeur d’Alene (ID), Crean Lutheran (CA), Desert Pines (NV), Alta (UT), Mater Lakes (FL), Clovis West (CA), Monterey Trail (CA), Foothill (NV), Wilson (SC), Constitution (PA), Birmingham ( CA) , St.Paul (CA), Oakland (CA), Cypress Bay (FL), Bingham (UT), Miami Country Day (FL), Houston Christian (TX), Brentwoood (CA), Hillcrest (CA), Peninsula Catholic (VA), Sat ndra Day O’Connor (AZ), Val or Christian (CO), Arbor View (NV), San Gabriel Academy (CA), Valley (NV), Coral Glades (FL), Buckeye (AZ), Mother Teresa (Canada) , Canyon Springs (NV), Jones (FL), Cheyenne (NV), Layton (UT), Spring Valley (NV), Roosevelt (CA), and Centennial (AZ).

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More than 60 prep programs also participate, including Prolific Prep (CA), SoCal Academy (CA), Dream City Christian National (AZ), Accelerated Prep (CO), Central Pointe Christian (FL), Dynamic Prep (TX), Bella Vista (AZ), NBA Academy I, II & III, SCA Post-Grad (CA), Real Salt Lake (UT), Veritas Prep (CA), Skyline Prep (AZ), and Colorado Prep (CO).

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