Visit York County announces team matchups for the second annual Battle at the Rock Basketball Showcase
Multiple high school basketball teams from around the nation will compete in a three-day tournament to showcase their talents.
Rock Hill, SC ( October 16, 2019) – On December 12th-14th, Visit York County will partner again with Phenom Hoops to co-host the second annual Visit York County Battle at the Rock basketball showcase. The showcase will take place at Nation Ford High School, located at 1400 A O Jones Blvd., Fort Mill, SC. The showcase will feature three nights of the premier high school basketball teams in the country including both boys’ and girls’ teams.
A total of 36 high school basketball teams, 13 girls’ teams, and 23 boys’ teams will be in attendance throughout the three-day event. New this year, the basketball showcase will feature a Girl’s High School tournament, highlighting the best girls’ basketball in the Carolinas. The showcase invites high school teams from all around the country including local teams in York County, SC. The local high school teams participating include Rock Hill High School (Rock Hill, SC), Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, SC), Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC), Fort Mill High School (Fort Mill, SC), South Pointe High School (Rock Hill, SC), Legion Academy (Rock Hill, SC), and Great Falls High School (Great Falls, SC).
“Running nationally recognized events throughout the region, we are excited to be working with a first-class organization like Visit York County,” says Rick Lewis, Phenom Hoops Report. “This event will feature many of the best players from around the country.”
Teams to watch during the showcase include Dorman High School, Oak Hill Academy, Moravian Prep, Dream City Christian, Cannon School, Combine Academy, and AZ Compass Prep.
2019 Battle at the Rock Schedule
Thursday, December 12th
- 5:00 pm – Northwestern High School vs AZ Compass Prep
- 6:30 pm – Moravian Prep vs Dream City Christian
- 8:00 pm – Dorman High School vs Oak Hill Academy
- 5:00 pm – Northside Christian Academy vs Fort Mill High School
- 6:30 pm – South Pointe High School vs Keenan High School (Girls)
- 8:00 pm – Legion Academy vs Combine Academy
Friday, December 13th
- 5:00 pm – Combine Academy vs Byrnes High School
- 6:15 pm – Legacy Early College vs AZ Compass Prep
- 7:30 pm – Cannon School vs Dream City Christian
- 8:45 pm – Nation Ford High School vs Christ Church Episcopal School
- 5:00 pm – Nation Ford High School vs Legacy Academy (Girls)
- 6:15 pm – Byrnes High School vs Legion Academy (Girls)
- 7:30 pm – United Faith Christian Academy vs Greenfield School
Saturday, December 14th
Session I, Court 1
- 10:00 am – AZ Compass Prep vs Moravian Prep
- 11:30 pm – Nation Ford High School vs AL Brown High School
- 1:00 pm – South Pointe High School vs Greenfield School
Session I, Court 2
- 10:00 am – Fort Mill High School vs Northside Christian Academy (Girls)
- 11:30 am – Legion Academy vs Hickory Grove Christian
- 1:00 pm – Legacy Early College vs Ardrey Kell High School (Girls)
Session II, Court 1
- 3:30 pm – Christ Church Episcopal School vs Chapmanville High School
- 5:00 pm – Northside Christian Academy vs Legacy Early College
- 6:30 pm – Combine Academy vs Dream City Christian
- 8:00 pm – Northwestern High School vs Great Falls High School
Session II, Court 2
- 3:30 pm – Legion Academy vs Westwood High School (Girls)
- 5:00 pm – Rock Hill High School vs Providence High School (Girls)
- 6:30 pm – South Pointe High School vs Dorman High School (Girls)
- 8:00 pm – Rock Hill High School vs Cannon School
Players participating in Battle at the Rock are established in ranking and have received offers from multiple colleges and universities.
Players to watch during the tournament:
- 2020 5-star Josh Hall – Moravian Prep
- Offers: Kansas, Louisville, Alabama, & Texas
- 2020 5-star Marjon Beauchamp – Dream City Christian
- Offers: Intends to play professionally
- 2020 5-star Cam Thomas – Oak Hill Academy
- Offers: Auburn, LSU, & UCLA
- 2022 5-star Jaden Bradley – Cannon School
- Offers: Auburn, Florida, & Tennessee
- 2022 5-star Jalen Hood-Schifino – Combine Academy
- Offers: Florida, Virginia Tech, & Wichita State
- 2020 4-star PJ Hall – Dorman High School
- Offers: Florida, Virginia Tech, & Clemson
- 2023 5-star Milaysia Fulwiley – Keenan High School
- Offers: South Carolina
Last year, teams from around the country came to compete in the sold-out event. Players who participated in the showcase are now playing for some of the top college basketball programs in the country and up for consideration as top future draft picks in the 2020 National Basketball Association (NBA) Draft.
Cole Anthony, recruited by the University of North Carolina has been recognized for the preseason All-ACC first team and player of the year candidate. Anthony is also the predicted top 3 pick in next year’s NBA draft.
The following players have been recruited from local and well-known universities: Armando Bacot, University of North Carolina; Josiah James, University of Tennessee; Jeremiah Earl-Robinson, Villanova University; Josh Green, University of Arizona; Josh Nickelberry, University of Louisville; Christian Brown, University of Georgia and Kofi Cockburn, University of Illinois.
Tickets will be available for sale at the door during the event dates and at designated areas later this month.
More information about the three-day basketball showcase can be found at https://www.battleattherock.com/
Twitter handles: @battleattherock, @visityorkcounty
VISIT YORK COUNTY (also known as the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau)
Visit York County is the destination marketing organization (DMO) responsible for developing an authentic, unified identity for York County, SC. As a DMO, the CVB’s goals are to promote the long-term development and marketing of their destination, focusing on convention, sports and leisure sales, tourism marketing and services. The organization works in collaboration with the CVB Board as well as the York County Council and appropriate funding sources. In 2008, the Rock Hill/York County CVB became the first accredited destination marketing organization in South Carolina. For more information, log on to visityorkcounty.com.
Phenom Hoops has quickly become North Carolina’s premier source of high school basketball exposure. Phenom Hoops is an NCAA compliant scouting service that offers a unique and valued opinion throughout the basketball landscape. The Phenom Platform offers nationally recognized exposure camps, AAU tournaments, and high school showcases with the chance to play in front of prime-time coaches and scouts. For more information, visit www.phenomhoopreport.com.
Contact: Sonja Burris
SVP Marketing & Communications, TMP, Visit York County, SC
803.329.5200 (office) | 803.487.1618 (mobile)
Spokesperson: Andy Clinton
VP of Sales, Visit York County, SC
803.329.5200 (office) | 803.487.5095 (mobile)