Villanova signee James Bell & Villanova Recruiting Target Cory Joseph will play games today on ESPN2 in the RISE Magazine National High School Invitational.
In the most exciting game of the first round the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational, James Bell’s top-seed Montverde Academy edged out No. 8 seed Montrose Christian (Md.) 51-49. The game was tight throughout as Montverde clung to a one point lead at the half. Villanova-bound Bell had a dominant first half for the Eagles as he scored 14 points and grabbed 9 rebounds during the period. Bell scored 17 points and nine rebounds for the game. Montverde meets No. 5 seed Winter Park today at Noon on ESPN2.
Cory Joseph’s Findlay Prep won surprisingly easily over Charlotte Christian 65-50. Villanova recruiting target Joseph had 12 points, five rebounds and five assists. Seeded second in the eight-team field, Findlay Prep advanced to face No. 6 seed Mountain State Academy (W.Va.) in a semifinal at 2 PM. today in a game that will be televised on ESPN2.