Montaque Gill-Caesar and Huntington Prep will be back at Madison Square Garden on Friday for the semifinals of the Dick’s Sporting Goods national high school basketball tournament.
Gill-Caesar — a possible UK recruit for the class of 2014 — scored 20 points in Thursday’s victory over La Lumiere School (Ind.).
Huntington Prep plays top-seeded and defending national champion Montverde Academy (Fla.) on Friday at 4:30 p.m. ET in a game that will be shown on ESPN2. UK underclassmen targets Thomas Bryant and Miles Bridges also play for Huntington Prep. Montverde’s roster includes Louisville native D’Angelo Russell — an Ohio State signee — and 2015 star Ben Simmons, who has committed to Louisiana State.
The other semifinal pits Findlay Prep (Nev.) against Oak Hill Academy (Va.) at 2:30 p.m., also on ESPN2. UK has been evaluating Findlay sophomore Derryck Thornton, though he sat out Thursday’s game with an injury. Former UK recruits Rashad Vaughn, Kelly Oubre and Craig Victor also play for Findlay.