Dick’s Sporting Good National High School Tournament – Predictions
By: jchamarahome 
March 12, 2014

The first round match- ups for the DSG National Tournament is:

#1 Montverde vs #8 Sagemont - Upset by Sagemont 

Sagemont winning this game is a long shot but anything is possible in a tournament like this, Sagemont will be playing with a chip on their shoulder from getting such a low seed after going 33-0.  With Gyorgy Goloman and Prince Ali for Sagemont an upset is possible in this match up. But with all the talent on the Montverde roster from D'Angelo Rusell, Ben SImmons, Justin Bibbs and Chris Egi. It will be a intriguing game to watch for sure.

#2 Rainier Beach vs #7 Findlay Prep - Rainier Beach

This may be the best first round match up with two of the most talented team in the field. With all the talent that Findlay Prep, has its hard to pick against them with Kelly Oubre who is one of the premier wings in the 2014 class (Kansas) along with Rashad Vaughn (UNLV) , Derryck Thronton and Craig Victor (Arizona). On the otherside of the court in Rainer Beach has Shaqquan Aaron one of the better wings in the country can score at all levels, De’Jounte Murray a under the radar 2015 shooting guard who could break out with a good tournament, the x-factor for Beach is Naim Ladd a undersized point guard who creates mis-match problems and scores the ball.

#3 Northside Christian vs #6 Oak Hill - Northside Christian 

Northside Christian only has one loss this season which was against Montverde, but also have at five quailty wins against the top competetion in the country, Over powered a lot of teams this year but this match up will be a good test for them. Oak Hill with the twins brothers Cody and Caleb Martin who are wings that can take over games when they have it going.

#4 Huntington Prep vs #5 La Lumiere - Huntington Prep

Huntington Prep has been on a roller coaster ride all season starting the season off with a slump.  The last month of play for this team they picked it up and showed everyone the team they should've been all along and are clicking at the right time.  With a great backcourt of JaQuan Lyle and Josh Perkins, they are match up problems for any team they play.  La Lu schedule wasn't strong but twins agaisnt Prime Prep and Our Savior help.   They do have losses to Arsenal Tech and Sunrise Christian. Standout players on this team is 2015 guard Jalen Coleman who is one of the better shooters in the class along with Sam Longwood (Aubrun commit) an explosive wing player that can guard 1-4 and attacks the rim hard every play.

Semi-Final would be:

#8 Sagemont vs #4 Hutington Prep - Huntington Prep 

#2 Rainier Beach vs #3 Northside Christian - Rainier Beach


#4 Huntington Prep vs #2 Rainier Beach - Rainier Beach wins the DSG National High School Tournament.  Could be interesting if this happens, considering they almost did not get the opportunity to be here.

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