The National Prep School Invitational will be held at Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, R.I. (Driving directions: http://www.ric.edu/aboutRIC/directions.php ). The change from the University of Rhode Island to Rhode Island College was necessary due to NCAA By-law 188.8.131.52, which does not allow a Division I school to host, sponsor or conduct non-scholastic events. This interpretation is that if there is a sanctioned body, such as the RI Inter-Scholastic League, then the event can be held.
The NPSI offers it heartfelt thanks to the URI Recreational Department, as well as the Athletic Department, for its years of support.
Hotel information and rates in the Providence area will be posted by January 10, 2012. Please do not hesitate to call David Maron at 401.862.5678 for any and all questions concerning this event.
NetScouts Basketball is proud to be affiliated with the 14th Annual National Prep School Invitational. This year’s event, featuring 30 of the top prep schools in the country, will be held Thursday through Sunday, February 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2012.
This annual college exposure event features the traditional New England powers along with teams from the Metro area, Midwest, South and West Coast, as well as the Canarias Basketball Academy from Spain.
Since its inception, the NPSI has had over 600 future Division I college players showcase their talents. Twenty-five players have gone on to the NBA, including veterans Caron Butler, Ryan Gomes, Craig Smith, Jarrett Jack, and Francisco Garcia, along with recent notables Michael Beasley, Brandon Rush and Andray Blatche. This year’s NBA Draft included NPSI alumns Markieff Morris, Marcus Morris, DeAndre Liggins and Isaiah Thomas.
The NPSI is the longest running event of its kind in the country. The fact that it is held in February ensures that the teams are playing at their highest level. The NPSI is a not-for-profit event. Free admission to attendees under the age of 18-years-old.
The event schedule has been published and can be seen here. College coaches can contact Pat Stevens at 401.263.2941 for additional information.
Wikipedia: Rhode Island College is a nationally ranked, coeducational, state-supported comprehensive college founded in 1854, located in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Rhode Island College is the oldest of the three public institutions of higher education that operate under the aegis of the Board of Governors for Higher Education; the two other institutions are the University of Rhode Island and the Community College of Rhode Island. →