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December 16, 2018

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Gorman, Coronado basketball to face off on ESPNU

High School Basketball Media Day 2018

Wade Vandervort

Bishop Gorman player and Super Seven Award recipient Isaiah Cottrell is interviewed during the Las Vegas Sun High School Basketball Media Day at Red Rock Casino, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

This nonleague game will surely have a different feel.

Bishop Gorman and Coronado, arguably two of Nevada’s top high school basketball programs, will have their Nov. 29 game televised by ESPNU as part of the 2018 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase. Tip is at 6 p.m. at Gorman.

Gorman, the seven-time defending state champions, have played a handful of times on national television during its rise to a national brand. The Gaels’ lineup features four with major Division I scholarship offers — juniors Isaiah Cottrell and Noah Taitz, and sophomores Zaon Collins and Will McClendon — in making them attractive for television.

But it’s Coronado who likely has the biggest draw in sophomore guard Jaden Hardy. The 6-foot-4 Hardy, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 4 overall recruit for the class of 2021 by ESPN, has scholarship offers from the likes of Arizona, Georgetown, LSU and UNLV.

The high school season begins throughout Las Vegas the week of Nov. 26

Ray Brewer can be reached at 702-990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21