Primer for PrimeTime Shootout

HERE ARE THE INS AND OUTS of the PrimeTime Shootout, coming to the WVU Coliseum and Morgantown High this weekend:
Top 25
Four teams in the latest USA Today Super 25 will participate: No. 7 Westchester (Los Angeles), No. 8 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.), No. 22 Rice (New York City) and No. 23 Mount Lebanon, Pa.
All four teams will play in the Saturday session at the WVU Coliseum, following the WVU men’s game, against Ohio State, which tips off at 2 p.m.
The main event, so to speak, will feature Westchester against Rice, at 10 p.m. Oak Hill, which plays five Division I recruits, will take on Columbia, Ga., at 8:30 p.m., while Mount Lebanon will take on Lake Clifton, Md., at 5:30 p.m.
Local flavor
The shootout will include five teams from West Virginia.
Morgantown High will host Marion (Ohio) Franklin, at 5 p.m. Friday. Woodrow Wilson will follow with a game against Chester, Pa., followed by South Charleston playing Trenton (N.J.) Catholic. All of those games are at MHS.
Saturday, Mountain State Academy (Beckley) will play Oak Ridge (N.C.) Academy, at 8:30 a.m., at MHS.
Logan will play City College (Baltimore), at 7 p.m. Saturday, at the WVU Coliseum.
WVU recruits
Logan High’s Noah Cottrill and Mountain State Academy’s David Nyarsuk have already signed to play at WVU for next season.
Marion Franklin forward Elijah Macon is a sophomore who has given a verbal commitment to WVU for the recruiting class of 2012.
The Mountaineers were also heavily recruiting Oak Hill guard Doron Lamb, but he recently took his fifth and final official visit to Arizona. The other schools he visited are Connecticut, Kentucky, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Top 100 recruits
Going by the Web site, the shootout will feature seven players ranked in the top 100 in the nation.
Lake Clifton guard Josh Selby tops the list, at No. 4 in the 2010 class. Selby has yet to announce which college he will attend.
He is followed by Tobias Harris (No. 5, Tennessee), Lamb (No. 21, uncommitted), Oak Hill’s Roscoe Smith (No. 31, Connecticut) an Juwan Staten (No. 44, Dayton), Cottrill (No. 79, WVU), and Columbia guard Jershon Cobb (No. 90, Northwestern).
Also, from the 2011 recruiting class, keep an eye on Quincy Miller, a 6-foot-8 forward who plays for the Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.). He is ranked No. 3 overall in the 2011 class.
No one-and-done
Tournament director Jeff Hewitson, a WVU grad, said the PrimeTime Shootout will be back in 2011.
“We’re planning on making it an annual event,” Hewitson said. “We’re fortunate enough to have built some good relationships with some very good programs over the years. We’ve been doing this since 1976, and we’re looking forward to putting on a good show in Morgantown.”
Hewitson also said he was expecting Findlay Prep (Las Vegas), No. 2 in USA Today, and St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.), No. 4 in USA Today, to join the shootout next year.
JUSTIN JACKSON is a sports reporter for The Dominion Post. Write to him at


WHEN: Friday-Saturday WHERE: Morgantown High, WVU Coliseum TICKETS: Each day at MHS, $12 general admission, $6 Students; Saturday night at Coliseum, $50 VIP, $25 reserved, $12 general admission, $6 students. On sale at Triple S Harley-Davidson and the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau. INFO: 800-458-7373
Schedule FRIDAY, at MHS: 5 p.m. Morgantown High vs. Marion (Ohio) Franklin; 6:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson vs. Chester, Pa.; 8 p.m. South Charleston vs. Trenton (N.J.) Catholic; 9:30 p.m. Arlington (Fla.) Country Day vs. Columbia, Ga. SATURDAY, at MHS: 8:30 a.m. Mountain State vs. Oak Ridge (N.C.) Academy; 10 a.m. Half Hollow Hills (N.Y.) West vs. Chester, Pa.; 11:30 a.m. Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) vs. Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.). SATURDAY, at Coliseum: 5:30 p.m. Mount Lebanon, Pa., vs. Lake Clifton, Md.; 7 p.m. Logan (WV) vs. City College (Baltimore); 8:30 p.m. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) vs. Columbia, Ga.; 10 p.m. Westchester (Los Angeles) vs. Rice (New York City).