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Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'
Nation's Top High School Basketball Players Coming to Alpharetta for 'Hoops in Overdrive'

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The third annual "Hoops in Overdrive" basketball tournament brings 28 teams, 150 Division 1 athletes and some of the nation's brightest talent to Centennial High School (9310 Scott Road, Alpharetta, 30022).

The three-day tournament will take place from Thursday, Dec. 30 to Saturday, Jan. 1 and will welcome the United States' consensus top rated high school senior, Austin Rivers of Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida.

The 6'5" Rivers is son of Boston Celtics head coach and NBA legend Doc Rivers. He will play for the Duke University Blue Devils next fall.

Rivers will face a tough rival over the weekend: Milton High School, ranked among the best high school basketball teams in the country.

Milton is led by the senior trio of Shannon Scott (number 63 with ESPNU, committed to Ohio State University), Julian Royal (number 58 with ESPNU, committed to Georgia Tech) and Dai-Jon Parker (number 35 with ESPNU, committed to Vanderbilt University).

Other featured Georgia players include Kentavious Caldwell of Greenville High School in Greenville, who is ranked number 11 with ESPNU and will attend the University of Georgia next year; and number 95 in the ESPNU, Kevin Ware of Rockdale County High School, who has signed on to play for the University of Tennessee in the fall.

A complete schedule of "Hoops in Overdrive" is as follows:

Thursday, Dec. 30
2:00 p.m. -- Evelyn Mack Academy (Charlotte, North Carolina) vs. New Birth Christian Academy (Lithonia, Georgia)
3:30 p.m. -- Drew High School (Riverdale, Georgia) vs. South Cobb High School (Mableton, Georgia)
5:00 p.m. -- Lovejoy High School (Hampton, Georgia) vs. Carver-Montgomery High School (Montgomery, Alabama)
6:30 p.m. -- Centennial High School vs. Gadsden City High School (Gadsden, Alabama)
8:00 p.m. -- Greenville High School vs. Rockdale County High School (Conyers, Georgia)

Friday, Dec. 31
12:00 p.m. -- Oldsmar Christian School (Oldsmar, Florida) vs. New Birth Christian Academy
1:30 p.m. -- IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) vs. Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
3:00 p.m. -- Rockdale County High School vs. Meridian High School (Meridian, Mississippi)
4:30 p.m. -- Oak Ridge Military Academy (Oak Ridge, North Carolina) vs. Huntington Prep School (Huntington, West Virginia)
6:00 p.m. -- Winter Park High School vs. Milton High School
7:30 p.m. -- Southwest DeKalb High School (Decatur, Georgia) vs. Norcross High School (Norcross, Georgia)
9:00 p.m. -- Buford High School (Buford, Georgia) vs. Lee High School (Huntsville, Alabama)

Saturday, Jan. 1
12:00 p.m. -- Oldsmar Christian School vs. Christian Faith Center Academy (Creedmoor, North Carolina)
1:30 p.m. -- Quality Education Academy vs. Huntington Prep School
3:00 p.m. -- Morgan County High School (Madison, Georgia) vs. Newnan High School (Newnan, Georgia)
4:30 p.m. -- Oak Ridge Military Academy vs. IMG Academy
6:00 p.m. -- Centennial High School vs. Brookwood High School (Snellville, Georgia)
7:30 p.m. -- South Atlanta High School (Atlanta, Georgia) vs. Lovejoy High School

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