7 of the Top 8 Ranked Boys Teams in the Country to Play in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament in New York

7 of the Top 8 Ranked Boys Teams in the Country to Play in the DICK'S Sporting
Goods High School National Tournament in New York April 3-5. Live coverage on
                             ESPN, ESPN2 & ESPNU

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NEW YORK, March 12, 2014

NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sixth annual tournament will feature
eight boys teams and four girls teams, including six different state
champions. Quarterfinal/semifinal rounds at Christ the King High School and
finals at Madison Square Garden.

DICK'S Sporting Goods

With a new home in New York City, the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School
National Tournament (formerly the National High School Invitational) announced
their tournament field today, which features seven of the top eight ranked
boys teams by USA Today. The boys field includes defending NHSI Champion and
#1 ranked Montverde Academy (FL), as well as three different 2014 State
Champions: Northside Christian Academy from North Carolina, The Sagemont
School from Florida and Rainier Beach High School from Washington. The girls
field features 2012 Champion and currently #10 ranked Riverdale Baptist, as
well as three different 2014 state champions: #18 Miami Senior High School
from Florida, Fremont High School from Utah and Edgewater High School, another
state champion from Florida.

The three day, single elimination tournament begins April 3, and concludes
with the crowning of a boys and girls champion on April 5. The entire
tournament will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU. Three McDonald's
All-Americans will be playing in the tournament D'Angelo Russell from
Montverde Academy, Kelly Oubre Jr. from Findlay Prep (NV) and Rashad Vaughn
also from Findlay Prep.

ESPNU begins television coverage of the tournament on Thursday, April 3 at
noon with live telecasts of all four boys quarterfinal games from Christ the
King High School in Queens, NY. On Friday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m., television
coverage continues from Christ the King High School with girls (ESPNU) and
boys (ESPN2) semifinal games. On Saturday April 5^th, competition shifts to
Madison Square Garden where the girls final will be televised live on ESPN2 at
10:00 AM, and boys championship will follow at noon, live on ESPN.

"As the title sponsor of this prestigious tournament, we are thrilled to have
such an outstanding field of elite teams competing next month in New York
City," said Mark Rooks, Vice President of Sports and Community Marketing at
DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Tournament teams were chosen by a selection committee. To be eligible,
participating schools must be four-year high schools, independent or public,
and have their respective governing body's permission to participate.

2014 DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament, Participating Boys
Team Guide:

                                                            USA Today
                                            2013-2014 Record
School (City, State)                                         National Rankings
Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL)           25-0             1
Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, WA)     29-0             3
Northside Christian Academy (Charlotte, NC) 28-1             4
Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV)            27-4             5
La Lumiere School (La Porte, IN)            23-2             6
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)      37-3             7
Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV)                30-4             8
The Sagemont School (Weston, FL)            33-0             18



Montverde Academy
Tournament History: Fourth appearance - Runner-Up 2010 and 2012. Champions
2013
Coach: Kevin Boyle
ESPN Ranked Players: D'Angelo Russell, SG - #13 on ESPN 100, Justin Bibbs, SG
- #98 on ESPN 100, Ben Simmons, PF - #3 on ESPN 60, Noah Dickerson, C - #33
on ESPN 60,
Notes: Montverde is looking to defend their DICK'S High School National
Tournament Championship as they will enter the tournament 25-0 and ranked #1
by USA Today. Key wins this season vs. Paul VI (VA), Lincoln (NY), Northside
Christian (NC) and St. Joseph (NJ). The trip to New York marks a homecoming
for Kevin Boyle as he coached St. Patrick (NJ) to five NJSIAA Tournament of
Champions victories.

Rainier Beach
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Mike Bethea
ESPN Ranked Players: Shaqquan Aaron, SF - #33 on ESPN 100
Notes: Rainier Beach, the three-time defending WIAA State Champions will be
the first team from the state of Washington to compete in the tournament.
Coach Bethea led his team to an undefeated season including wins over
nationally ranked Bishop Gorman (NV) and Whitney Young (IL) as Rainier Beach
won the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational Tournament. Current NBA players
Nate Robinson and Jamal Crawford played at Rainier Beach.

Northside Christian Academy
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Byron Dinkins
Notes: Northside Christian won the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic
Association 2A State Championship. With a 28-1 record and a #4 national
ranking, Northside Christian will need to make the championship game to avenge
their only loss of the season, which was to Montverde in the finals of the
Wild Wings Hoops Classic in December. Notable wins this seasonvs. Wesleyan
Christian (NC), Arlington Country Day (FL) and Lincoln (NY).

Huntington Prep
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Rob Fulford
ESPN Ranked Players: JaQuan Lyle, PG - #41 on ESPN 100, Josh Perkins. PG - #56
on ESPN 100, Jalen Lindsey, SF - #83 on ESPN 100, Thomas Bryant, PF - #14 on
ESPN 60, Montaque Gill-Ceasar, SF #18 on ESPN 60
Notes: Huntington Prep has quickly become one of the premier basketball
programs in the country. Despite losing Andrew Wiggins, the #1 player on the
ESPN 100 list last year who went on to star for Kansas, Huntington Prep is the
#5 ranked team in the country. Key wins this season vs. Our Savior New
American (NY) and Prime Prep (TX)

La Lumiere School
Tournament History: Third appearance (2012, 2013 previously)
Coach: Alan Huss
ESPN Ranked Player: Jalen Coleman, SG - #58 on ESPN 60
Notes: La Lumiere has become an elite program in the basketball crazy state of
Indiana and in recent years, a national power. With a 23-2 record and a #6
national ranking, they will look to break through and secure their first
victory in a DICK'S High School National Tournament game. Key wins this season
vs. Our Savior New American (NY) and Prime Prep (TX)

Oak Hill Academy
Tournament History: Fifth appearance (Runner-Up in 2009 and 2011)
Coach: Steve Smith
ESPN Ranked Players: Caleb Martin, SF - #62 on ESPN 100, Trevor Manual, PF -
#50 on ESPN 60
Notes: Oak Hill is a historically rich basketball program that can lay claim
to eight "Mythical" National Championships. Their alumni include Jerry
Stackhouse, Rajon Rando, Brandon Jennings, Ty Lawson, Kevin Durant and Carmelo
Anthony. With a 37-3 record and #7 national ranking, they will look to win
their first DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament after close
Championship game losses in 2009 and 2011.

Findlay Prep
Tournament History: Sixth appearance- Champions 2009, 2010, 2012.
Coach: Jerome Williams
ESPN Ranked Players: Kelly Oubre, SF - #11 on ESPN 100, Rashad Vaughn, SG -
#18 on ESPN 100, Craig Victor, PF - #37 on ESPN 100, Horace Spencer, PF - #44
on ESPN 60, Justin Jackson, SF - #11 on ESPN 25, Derryck Thornton, PG - #24 on
ESPN 25
Notes: Findlay Prep is the only team to be invited to all six DICK'S Sporting
Goods High School National Tournaments and is the most decorated team in the
events history, winning three of the previous five. With a 30-4 record and #8
national ranking first year head coach Jerome Williams will look to duplicate
the tremendous success of his predecessors. Findlay alums who participated in
the Tournament include NBA Players Tristan Thompson, Avery Bradley, Corey
Joseph and Anthony Bennett along with PAC-12 Player of the Year Nick Johnson
of Arizona.

Sagemont:
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Adam Ross
Standout Players: GG Goloman, PF (Committed to UConn), Prince Ali, SG - class
of 2015 (Committed to UCLA)
Notes: The Sagemont School won the Florida High School Athletic Association 3A
State Championship. With a 33-0 undefeated season, Sagemont gained national
attention by receiving top ten rankings in many national polls. Key wins vs.
Miami Norland and Providence School (Jacksonville, FL).

2014 DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament, Participating
Girls Team Guide:

                                                       USA Today
                                       2013-2014 Record
School (City, State)                                    National Rankings
Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, MD) 27-3             #10
Miami Senior (Miami, FL)               25-1             #18
Fremont High School (Plain City, UT)   24-2             NR
Edgewater High School (Orlando, FL)    26-6             NR



Riverdale Baptist
Tournament History: Fourth appearance, Runner-Up 2009. Champion 2012
Coach: Sam Caldwell
Notes: Riverdale Baptist will be making its fourth DICK'S Sporting Goods High
School National Tournament appearance. They were runner up in 2009 and
Champions in 2012. Riverdale Baptist is ranked #10 by USA Todaywith an
impressive 27-3 record which includes winning the NACA Championship.

Miami Senior
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Sam Baumgarten
ESPN Ranked Player: Beatrice Mompremier, P - #38 on ESPN 2015 Super 60
Notes: With only one loss on the season and a #18 national ranking, Miami
Senior will look to capture the title in their first DICK'S Sporting Goods
High School National Tournament.

Fremont:
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Lisa Dalebout
Notes: After winning the Utah High School Activities Association 5A
Championship with a 24-2 record on the season, Fremont will be the first team
from Utah to compete in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National
Tournament.

Edgewater
Tournament History: Second appearance
Coach: Malcolm Lewis
Notes: Edgewater powered through the FHSAA 6A Playoffs winning the State
Championship by an average margin of over 30 points per game. They will look
to avenge a semi-final loss to Riverdale Baptist in the 2012 DICK'S Sporting
Goods High School National Tournament.

DICK'S Sporting Gods High School National Tournament Boys' and Girls'
Television Schedule:

Network Air Date (EDT) Start Time Site            Game
                       (EDT)
                                  Christ the King #4 La Lumiere (IN) vs.
ESPNU   Thu 4/3/2014   12:00 PM   HS
                                                  #5 Huntington Prep (WV)
ESPNU   Thu 4/3/2014   2:00 PM    Christ the King #3 Northside Christian (NC)
                                  HS              vs. #6Oak Hill (VA)
                                  Christ the King #2 Rainier Beach (WA) vs.
ESPNU   Thu 4/3/2014   4:00 PM    HS
                                                  #7 Findlay Prep (NV)
                                  Christ the King #1 Montverde (FL) vs.
ESPNU   Thu 4/3/2014   6:00 PM    HS
                                                  #8 Prime Prep (TX)
                                                  #1 Riverdale Baptist (MD)
ESPNU   Fri 4/4/2014   10:30 AM   Christ the King vs.
                                  HS
                                                  #4 Edgewater (FL)
                                  Christ the King #2 Miami Senior (FL) vs.
ESPNU   Fri 4/4/2014   12:30 PM   HS
                                                  #3 Fremont (UT)
                                  Christ the King 
ESPN2   Fri 4/4/2014   2:30 PM    HS
                                                  Boys Semifinal #1
                                  Christ the King 
ESPN2   Fri 4/4/2014   4:30 PM    HS
                                                  Boys Semifinal #2
                                  Madison Square  
ESPN2   Sat 4/5/2014   10:00 AM   Garden
                                                  Girls Championship
                                  Madison Square  
ESPN    Sat 4/5/2014   12:00 PM   Garden
                                                  Boys Championship



ESPN Broadcasters: The tandem of Mike Couzens (play-by-play) & Paul Biancardi
(analyst) will call the entire boys tournament and Eamon McAnaney
(play-by-play) & Brooke Weisbrod (analyst) will call the girls tournament.
Tara Petrolino will be the sideline reporter for all 10 games of the
tournament.

2014 DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament Boys Bracket



2014 DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament Girls Bracket

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Tickets are available now at www.dicksnationaltournament.com. General
admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students at Christ the King High
School. Tickets at Madison Square Garden start at $15.

Event History
The National High School Invitational (NHSI) launched in 2009 at Georgetown
Prep in Bethesda, Md. The event was created by Paragon Marketing Group to
provide a season ending platform for top nationally ranked high school
basketball teams to compete against one another in a season ending
tournament.The 2009 boys tournament was won by Findlay Prep (Nev.) with the
girls tournament won by Seton Keough (Md.). The second annual tournament was
held at Coppin State University's Physical Education Complex in Baltimore with
Findlay Prep retaining the boys title and the Peddie School (NJ) claiming the
girls title. In 2011, Montrose Christian (Md.) won the boys title in double
overtime while Dr. Phillips (Fla.) won the girls championship. Findlay Prep
recaptured the NHSI boys title in 2012 with an overtime victory, and Riverdale
Baptist (Md.) took the girls championship trophy. Last year Montverde (FL) won
its first NHSI boys title, and Dr. Phillips won their second girls title.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.
DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sports and fitness
specialty omni-channel retailer offering a broad assortment of high quality,
competitively-priced brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear
in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf
Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of February 1, 2014, the Company
operated over 550 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 46 states, 79 Golf Galaxy
stores in 29 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S
Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy.

About The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully-integrated sports, media and
entertainment business. The Company is comprised of three business segments:
MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned
to work together to drive the Company's overall business, which is built on a
foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates,
produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and
other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports
franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New
York Liberty (WNBA), and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also
features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including
professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is
a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution
platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG
Media's television networks consist of regional sports networks, MSG Network
and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks; and Fuse, a national
television network dedicated to music. MSG Networks also include
high-definition channels, MSG HD and MSG+ HD, and Fuse includes its
high-definition channel, Fuse HD. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's
leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or
presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas
Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts
other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special
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Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music
Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and
the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at
www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

About Paragon Marketing Group
Paragon Marketing Group is a corporate consulting agency specializing in
sports, entertainment and cause related sponsorships. Paragon, owns and
operates the DICK's Sporting Goods National High School Invitational and has
partnered with ESPN over the past 11 years to deliver over 300 live high
school football and basketball telecasts featuring many of the top teams and
players in the nation. Paragon's clients include Gatorade, Nature Valley
Granola Bars, Lexus, PNC Bank, Johnson & Johnson, EA Sports, Skullcandy and
Bayer.

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