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The Battle South Florida Pre-Season Showcase Announced

By Samad Hines, 09/03/21, 9:00AM EDT


The Battle high school basketball series is back and has put together an elite preseason showcase to start the 2021-2022 season next month featuring a couple preseason top-25 programs and some of the top prospects in the nation down in Miami, Florida on October 9th and 10th. 

The Battle, presented by Gold Level Sports and Entertainment, has partnered with HBCU Florida Memorial University to play host of the highly anticipated weekend down in South Florida in Miami.

Six total teams will be participating in this event. Preseason top-25 programs like Sierra Canyon (CA) and Calvary Christian (FL) are set to attend while other programs like Vertical Academy (NC), Life Christian Academy (FL), Riverview (FL), and University School (FL) are expected as well.

Elite prospects like 2022 G Amari Bailey (UCLA), 2023 G Marvel Allen, 2023 G Mikey Williams, 2022 G Ramel Lloyd (Nebraska), 2022 F Taylor Hendricks (UCF), 2022 G Hansel Emmanuel, 2022 F Kijani Wright (USC), 2022 F Gregg Glenn, 2023 G Bronny James, 2024 SG Isaiah Elohim, and others are expected to hit the court during the weekend. 

Most of these programs will be going as club teams due to the fact these are preseason exhibition games. Sierra Canyon will be playing as club team "California Basketball Club", Calvary Christian will go as the "K.T. Kings", University School will go as "Rip City", and Riverview will go as "The View".

"After the success of The Battle during the 2020-2021 season, we are so excited to be able to come back this year and make a statement. We have some of the best players in the country coming to Miami" says Darren Duncan, Gold Level Sports and Entertainment CEO.

The matchups for the incredible weekend have already been set and it will feature a game between Sierra Canyon (CA) and Vertical Academy (NC), a matchup between Amari Bailey verse Mikey Williams and company. Below you can check out the schedule for The Battle South Florida. 

Saturday October 9th at Florida Memorial University
4pm: Life Christian Academy (FL) v. University School (FL)
5:30pm: Riverview (FL) v. Calvary Christian (FL)
7pm: Sierra Canyon (CA) v. Vertical Academy (NC)

Sunday October 10th at Florida Memorial University
4pm: Riverview (FL) v. University School (FL)
5:30pm: Vertical Academy (NC) v. Life Christian Academy (FL)
7pm: Sierra Canyon (CA) v. Calvary Christian (FL)


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