Stars Shine brightly in Primetime

While many smaller and lesser known schools in New Jersey continue their quest for local county championships and improved state playoff rankings, the high school heavyweight teams have been invited to Trenton to participate in the Primetime Shootout.

In addition to national powerhouses like DeMatha, Oak Hill, Rice, Lincoln, Christ the King, Episcopal and Mount Vernon, New Jersey's own Super Powers St. Patrick's, St. Benedicts and St. Anthony's will also be on hand to compete. While these schools all have long legacies for stellar team play and winning records, the fans will be coming to the arena to see numerous individual players they have only read about but have never actually seen.

Some notable participants from this year include:

Paul Harris, Notre Dame Academy, 6'-5"

Wayne Ellington, Episcopal Academy, 6'-4"

Brian Zoubeck, Haddonfield, 7'-0"

Curtis Kelly, Rice [NYC], 6'-9"

Corey Fisher, St. Patrick's, 5'-11"

Tywon Lawson, Oak Hill Academy, 5'-11"

Tyreke Evans, American Christian, 6'-3"

Lance Stephenson, Lincoln [Brooklyn], 6'-4"

Derrick Caracter, Notre Dame Academy, 6'-8"

Lance Thomas, St. Benedict's, 6'-7"

Gerald Henderson, Episcopal Academy, 6'-5"; guard, Duke

Edgar Sosa, Rice (NYC), 6'-2"; guard, Louisville

Ruben Guillandeux, St. Patrick's, 6'-5"; forward

Larry Davis, Christ the King, 6'-3"; guard, NC State

Jeff Allen, Oak Hill Academy, 6'-7"; forward

Rockwell Moody, Bishop O'Connell, 6'-9"; forward, St. Joe's or UVA

Albert Jackson, Oak Hill Academy, 6'-7"; forward, Georgia

Michael Beasley, Oak Hill Academy, 6'-8" Jr. forward, Charlotte

Herb Pope, Oak Hill academy, 6'-8"; Jr. forward, Pittsburgh

Nolan Smith, Oak Hill Academy, 6'-2"; guard

Dallas Lauderdale, Solon, Ohio, 6'-8"; forward

Corey Stokes, St. Benedict's, 6'-5"; Jr. guard

Solomon Alibi, Montverde Academy, 7'-1"; Jr. center

Austin Freeman, DeMatha, 6'-3"; Jr. guard

Samardo Samuels, St. Benedict's, 6'-7"; Soph. forward

Mike Coburn, Mt. Vernon, 5'-10"; Jr. guard

Jeff Robinson, St. Patrick's, 6'-6"; Jr. guard

Johnny Flynn, Niagara Falls, 5'-11"; Jr. guard, Syracuse

Jeff Jones, St. Augustine, 6'-4"; Jr. guard

Bobby Hill, Vashon, Mo., 6"-5"; Jr. guard

D. Wade, Linden, 6'-0"; Soph. guard


Click Here to see highlights from some of this year's participants:

Game Schedule is listed below:

Friday - February 10, 2006 @ Sovereign Bank Arena

3:00 pm - Council Rock North (Newtown, Pa.) (G) vs. S. Brunswick, N.J. (G)
4:30 pm - Hun School vs. Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.)
6:00 pm - St. Anthony's (Jersey City, N.J.) vs. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
7:30 pm - Linden, N.J. vs. DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
9:00 pm - St. Patrick's (Elizabeth) N.J. vs. American Christian (Aston, Pa.)

Saturday - February 11, 2006 @ Sovereign Bank Arena

11:00 am - St. Augustine (Richland, N.J.) vs. Abington Friends (Abington, Pa.)
12:30 pm - Trenton Central (Trenton, N.J.) vs. American Christian (Aston, Pa.)
2:00 pm - DeLaSalle (California) vs. Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
3:30 pm - Haddonfield, N.J. vs. Solon, Ohio
5:00 pm - Lincoln (Brooklyn, N.Y.) vs. Montverde, Fla.
7:00 pm - Episcopal Academy (Merion, Pa.) vs. St. Patrick's (Elizabeth, N.J.)
9:00 pm - Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) vs. St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.)

Sunday - February12, 2006 @ Sovereign Bank Arena

9:30 am - Middle Twp.(Cape May Court House, N.J.) vs. Rancocas Valley (Mt. Holly, N.J.)
11:00 am - Trenton Catholic Academy vs. Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
12:30 pm - Christ The King (Queens, N.Y.) vs Bishop O'Connell (Va.)
2:00 pm - Rice (NYC) vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron, Ohio)
3:30 pm - Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) vs. Paterson Catholic (Paterson, N.J.)
5:00 pm - Our Savior New American vs. Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.)
6:30 pm - Niagara Falls, N.Y. vs. Vashon, Mo.
8:00 pm - Lawrenceville, N.J. vs. Germantown Academy (Ft. Washington, Pa.)


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