Future Illini D.J. Richardson and his Findlay Prep team will be televised by the ESPN Networks this weekend.
April 2, 2009
Champaign, Ill. - Illinois fans can catch a future member of the Fighting Illini roster this weekend on national television. Findlay (Nev.) Prep, featuring UI signee D.J. Richardson, is part of the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, which takes place Friday through Sunday, April 3-5. The event features eight of the top high school teams in the nation and begins with quarterfinal action on Friday, followed by semifinals on Saturday and concludes with the championship game on Sunday. Richardson's Findlay Prep squad has earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Findlay owns a record of 30-0 on the season, playing a national schedule.
Here is the schedule for this weekend's ESPN RISE National High School Invitational (all times listed are Central):
Friday, April 3 - QUARTERFINALS
Game 1 - #1 Oak Hill Academy, Va. (38-0) vs. #8 Pinewood Prep, S.C. (29-5) - 1 p.m., ESPN U
Game 2 - #4 St. Benedict's, N.J. (23-2) vs. #5 St. Frances Academy, Md. (31-3) - 3 p.m., ESPNU
Game 3 - #2 Findlay Prep, Nev. (30-0) vs. #7 Mountain State Academy, W.Va. (23-6) - 5 p.m., ESPNU
Game 4 - #3 Montrose Christian, Md. (20-2) vs. #6 Friends' Central, Pa. (28-2) - 7 p.m., ESPNU
Saturday, April 4 - SEMIFINALS
Game 5 - Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner - 10 a.m., ESPN2
Game 6 - Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - Noon, ESPN2
Sunday, April 5 - FINAL
Game 7 - Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner - 2 p.m., ESPN