14th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic Game Schedule.

logo_forwebThe lineup has been announced for the 14th Annual Heartland Hoops Classic, which will take place Feb. 13, 2021.

The upcoming event will feature three Grand Island teams as well as two high-profile national teams.

Two out-of-state favorites return to the Hoops Classic to face off against Nebraska’s best Class A teams. Sunrise Christian Academy will face 2020 Class A State Champion Bellevue West and Wisconsin commit Chucky Hepburn. Sunrise Christian’s Elite Team has produced 38 Division I players, was a 2019 Geico Nationals qualifier, and is currently ranked No. 2 on the MaxPreps Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Oak Hill Academy, a perennial national powerhouse, has produced 35 NBA players and countless Division I players over the years; the team is ranked No. 18 in the MaxPreps poll after graduating most of its starters. Oak Hill will take on Class A State runner-up Millard North and star point guard Hunter Sallis. (more…)

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2020 Complete Schedule Released: Millard North will play national power IMG Academy in Heartland Hoops Classic

logo_forwebStory republished from the Omaha World Herald, by Stu Pospisil

Millard North already was going to close its regular season next February with games against Bellevue West, Lincoln North Star and Omaha Central.

Now insert the defending Geico national invitational champion IMG Academy from Bradenton, Florida, into that eight-day stretch for the Mustangs, who are considered to have four future Division I players.

“We’re going to try to use all the plusses,” Mustangs coach Tim Cannon said Thursday after the lineup was announced for the Feb. 15 Heartland Hoops Classic in Grand Island. (more…)

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2019 Heartland Hoops Classic Results

Game 1: Riverside 72 Loomis 59

Game 2: BRLD 68 Auburn 52

Game 3: Aurora 72 Cozad 52

Game 4: Skutt Catholic 71 Adams Central 50

Game 5: GICC 52, North Bend Central 43

Game 6: York 63 Bennington 43

Game 7: Wasatch Academy 65 Sunrise Christian Academy 53

Game 8: Hastings 45 Freeman 40

Article by Mike Sautter from the Omaha World Herlad 2/10/2019
It was an all-day affair in Grand Island for the 12th annual Heartland Hoops Classic. The eight-game slate saw one upset. USA Today Super 25 No. 14 Wasatch Academy rolled to a 65-53 win over No. 13 Sunrise Christian Academy in the featured contest.

Here are World-Herald prep recruiting specialist Mike Sautter’s stars of the day: (more…)

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Final Results from the 2017 Heartland Hoops Classic.

589ff9389c726-imageSunrise 50, Papillion-La Vista 49

Omaha Skutt 75, Gothenburg 66

Columbus Scotus 52, O’Neill 35

Bishop Neumann 68, York 43

Gretna 63, Beatrice 52

Omaha South 57, Aurora 52

Elmwood-Murdock 52, Grand Island Central Catholic 42


GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — Tahj Glover finally showed up in the second half. Aurora’s shooters are still missing.

Glover led Omaha South past Aurora, Class B’s top-ranked team and sixth overall in the state, 57-52 in Saturday’s 10th Heartland Hoops Classic.

A 6-foot junior, Glover had 17 of his game-high 21 points after halftime.


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