23rd Annual National Prep School Invitational
It is with much regret that we have decided to cancel the 2021 National Prep School Invitational. Current local virus protocols make the event impossible to organize. We believe the event has served as a showcase for the many talented individuals who have participated and has hopefully contributed to their opportunities and further development as players and human beings.
We also feel we would be remiss if we failed to decry the machinations of the person currently occupying the White House and his enablers. We firmly believe in the Black Lives Matter movement and support all who are oppressed in our society.
We look forward to having a successful event in 2022 and wish the best to the Class of 2021.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, then you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”-Desmond Tutu
NetScouts Basketball helped coordinate the 22nd annual National Prep School Invitational again this past year. The event was held from Thursday through Sunday, January 30 through February 2, 2020, at the Murray Center at Rhode Island College. Once again over 35 of the top prep schools participated including six teams from Canada, the NBA Academy Latin America and a team from Sweden. There are 33 games scheduled. Of the 66 game slots 18 have been allocated to international teams.
Since its inception, the NPSI has had over 1000 future Division I college players showcase their talents. Alumni of the National Prep School Invitational include NBA players Andre Drummond, Andrew Wiggins, Steven Adams, Kyle Kuzma, Shabazz Napier, Anthony Bennett, Noah Vonleh, Nik Stauskas, Michael Carter-Williams, Jamal Murray, Thon Maker, Jonathan Issac, Lauri Markkanen and Donovan Mitchell. There are only five events that take place during the high school/prep school season. The NPSI ranks among the finest.
We generally publish a special issue on the NPSI as part of our International Recruiting Service. If you can’t make it to the event it would be worthwhile to subscribe to the service as there will be over 150 Division 1 recruits participating. Information about the event can be directed to Carl Berman at email@example.com or at 541.359.9653.
The 2020 National Prep School Invitational is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Mike “Sweet Chucks” Procopio started this event over twenty years ago. Mike was Kobe’s personal skills trainer, videographer, and confidante. Kobe referred to Mike as his “Jack Bauer” after the Lakers won the 2010 NBA championship. I have a fond memory of Kobe and Mike during that season. The event was held at the University of Rhode Island campus and I had not seen Mike for several hours. I then spotted him standing on the other side of the court. I approached him and asked him where he had been. He responded that Kobe had asked him to break down film of Gary Payton’s post moves and send it to him. It is my sincere hope that this year’s participants and all those involved in the event will follow Kobe’s example of working as hard as possible to reach his or her potential in whatever endeavors they pursue. Our heartfelt condolences to the Bryant family and all other families impacted by this tragedy.
– David Maron
When booking please be certain to reference the group name: National Prep School Invitational or NetScouts Basketball for our room block.
Teams, Media and Coaches: Hampton Inn and Suites, 2100 Post Road, Warwick-RI 02886 (Rate $99 + tax per room). Includes breakfast, wireless internet and parking.
Online Reservation Link – Local contact: Laura Wilkinson: 401.562.9003 – Hotel Phone: 401.739.8888
If you are a participating team, or an attending coach, we would appreciate you staying at our official event hotel. The property contributes to the event and help keep our costs down as well as lower the amount we charge schools and teams.
2020 Schedule – Watch the NPSI on FloSports.
January 30th (Thursday)
Game 1 – RIG Academy (Sweden) 110 vs M Catholic Prep (Canada) 64
Game 2 – TRC Academy (Canada) 71 vs Compass Prep (Arizona) 94
Game 3 – DME Academy (FL) 68 vs NBA Academy Latin America (Mexico) 70
Game 4 – Top Flight Academy (Canada) 79 vs Elite Prep (WA) 67
Game 5 – Mt. Zion Academy (MD) 62 vs Putnam Science (CT) 73
Game 6 – St Thomas More (CT) 56 vs Orangeville Prep (Canada) 71
Game 7 – Convenant College Prep (NJ) 65 vs Lee Academy (ME) 42
Game 8 – Core Four Academy (GA) 115 vs Capitol Christian Academy (NJ) 82
January 31st (Friday)
Game 9 – Elite Prep (WA) 40 vs Convenant College Prep (NJ) 64
Game 10 – NBA Academy Latin America (Mexico) 50 vs Lee Academy (ME) 66
Game 11 – DME Academy (FL) 81 vs Woodstock Academy (CT) 78
Game 12 – St Thomas More (CT) 62 vs Mt. Zion Prep (MD) 72
Game 13 – Cushing Academy (MA) 69 vs Bridgton Academy (ME) 62
Game 14 – Top Flight Academy (Canada) 76 vs Golden State Prep (CA) 67
Game 15 – New Hampton School (NH) 86 vs Orangeville Prep (Canada) 92
Game 16 – Blair Academy (NJ) 97 vs Worcester Academy (MA) 90
Game 17 – Compass Prep (AZ) 100 vs Core Four Academy (GA) 59
February 1st (Saturday)
Game 18 – Golden State Prep (CA) 54 vs TRC Academy (Canada) 52
Game 19 – Blair Academy (NJ) 81 vs Bridgton Academy (ME) 56
Game 20 – Compass Prep (AZ) 68 vs Putnam Science (CT) 62
Game 21 – Cushing Academy (MA) 78 vs New Hampton School (NH) 68
Game 22 – Ridley College Prep (Canada) 48 vs Northfield Mt. Herman (MA) 92
Game 23 – St. Andrew’s (RI) 67 vs RIG Academy (Sweden) 92
Game 24 – NBA Academy Latin America (Mexico) 75 vs. Vermont Academy (VT) 61
Game 25 – Bill Crothers Prep (Canada) 83 vs Capitol Christian Academy (NJ) 66
February 2nd (Sunday)
Game 26 – Capitol Christian Academy (NJ) 69 vs Golden State Prep (CA) 88
Game 27 – Woodstock Academy (CT) 70 vs Compass Prep (AZ) 67
Game 28 – Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) 104 vs. RIG Academy (Sweden) 77
1:30pm – St. Andrew’s (RI) 74 vs Ridley College Prep (Canada) 43
3:00pm – NBA Academy Latin America (Mexico) 81 vs Tilton School (NH) 82
4:30pm – Vermont Academy (VT) 64 vs Bill Crothers Prep (Canada) 80
Coaches interested in subscribing to our International Recruiting Service can contact us at 541.359.9653 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any international players interested in coming to the USA to play in college, prep school or high school can contact us here. We are looking for those interested in our Basketball Scout Certification Program. If you’re interested contact us and forward your resume.