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Flyin’ to the Hoop basketball tournament in full swing!

The 2023 ‘Flyin’ to the Hoop’ tournament sponsored by Beacon Othopaedics is in its 20 year and is considered one of the top five high school invitational tournaments in the country. Teams from all over the country flock to Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton, over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend for four days of basketball in the Trent Arena on the campus of Kettering Fairmont High School.

You can stream games through site.


It’s not just the players that enjoy the weekend, but it’s the coaches, 20,000 fans, a national media and over 100 college coaches that come to southwest Ohio.


High Schools in Attendance:


Here are just some of the schools being promoted by the event organizers:


  1. Lyndhurst Brush
  2. Garfield Heights
  3. Centerville – Ohio’s preseason #2 D1
  4. Cathedral – Indiana’s defending state champion and #1 Senior Xavier Booker (MSU)
  5. Pickerington Central – Ohio’s #1 and defending champion
  6. Southern CA Academy – National Top 10
  7. St Ignatius – Ohio #4
  8. St Vincent-St Mary – Defending D2 champion and Ohio #3
  9. Pace Academy – Top Georgia HS team
  10. AZ Compass Prep – Arizona #2 Nationally ranked


Top Players and committed schools:


  1. Xavier Booker (Michigan State)
  2. Mookie Cook (AZ Prep/Oregon)
  3. Trentyn Flowers (Combine Academy/UNC)
  4. Rayvon Griffith (AZ Prep/Cincinnati)
  5. Braelon Green (AZ/Arizona State)
  6. Marlon Barnes (Brush/Pitt)
  7. Gabe Cupps (Centerville/Indiana)
  8. Devin Royal (Pickerington/OSU)


Sunday’s Games!


Today’s games feature most of the NE Ohio’s contingent in Dayton. Marlon Barnes, coach Chet Mason and the Brush Arcs kick off the festivities against Cincinnati Taft.

1:15 Brush battles Taft

3:00 Garfield Heights tackles Wayne

4:45 St Vincent/St Mary’s takes on The Skills Factory from Georgia

6:30 St Ignatius and Huntington Prep in West Virginia 


Follow Flyin’ to the Hoop’s Twitter feed for constant updates. NEOSI will post updates as they happen!



Friday’s results


Combine Academy 81 Keystone Academy 74 (OT)

AZ Compass Prep 73 Omnia Academy 40

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