Richard Davenport has been a recruiting columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2007. He also hosts Recruiting Thursday each Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. statewide.
Big-time talent coming for Battle of the Border
Little Rock Parkview’s I.J. Ready (above), playing for the Arkansas Hawks in the Real Deal in the Rock, gave Nebraska an oral commitment during his sophomore season.
This year's Battle of the Border basketball tournament at Little Rock Hall on Dec. 1 will feature some of the top high school talent in the country.
Five top teams from Central Arkansas will do battle against five of the better programs from the Memphis area for bragging rights.
Below is the lineup for the Dec. 1 tournament.
1 pm - Little Rock McClellan vs. Memphis Lausanne
3 pm - Jacksonville vs. Olive Branch, Miss.
4:30 - North Little Rock vs. Memphis East
8:30 pm - Little Rock Hall vs. Memphis White Station
2013 PF Bobby Portis -Little Rock Hall Rated #11 by ESPN -Arkansas signee
2013 SF Nick King - Memphis East Rated #13 by ESPN -Memphis signee
2014 SF LeRon Black - Memphis White Station Rated # 10 by ESPN
2013 PG Chris Chiozza - Memphis White Station
2014 PG Davell Roby - Memphis White Station
2013 PG I.J. Ready- Little Rock Parkview -Miss St. signee
2013 PG Anton Beard- Little Rock Parkview -Missouri commitment
2013 PG Dayshawn Watkins- North Little Rock -UAB signee
2015 SG KaVaughn Allen - North Little Rock
2013 SF Thomas Alexander- North Little Rock
2017 PF Isaiah Stokes - Memphis Lausanne
2013 PG Sam Craft - Olive Branch, Miss.
2015 SF K.J. Lawson - Memphis Hamilton
2016 PF Dedric Lawson - Memphis Hamilton