The proverbial cup will runneth over for Baltimore high school basketball fans this weekend. 

The 21st annual Basketball Academy tips off Thursday at Morgan State University, featuring several VSN Top 20 boys’ and girls’ programs. Defending MIAA A champ and No. 15 St. Frances Academy takes on reigning Baltimore City Division I champ and eight-ranked Poly to cap off Thursday’s opening day.

Friday’s showcase match will have No. 4 Perry Hall, which reached the Class 4A state semifinals last season against second-ranked and perennial city powerhouse Lake Clifton. On the girls’ side, No. 14 Poly and 19th-ranked Milford Mill Academy renew their city/county rivalry Saturday.

No. 2 Dunbar boys, No. 9 Woodlawn, defending Class 2A state champ New Town, Friends School and Randallstown will also be in action at Hill Field House along City College, Mount Carmel and New Town on the girls’ side.

Chicago boys’ powerhouse Simeon will be in Charm City to take on Poly in the Charm City vs. Windy City Shootout at Poly. Simeon, ranked No. 9 in USA Today’s Super 25, is the alma-mater of former NBA MVP and current New York Knick Derrick Rose and Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker. Morgan Park, the 5th-ranked team in the Windy City area by the Chicago Tribune, takes on St. Frances.

The Panthers also have a MIAA A final rematch at top-ranked Mount St. Joseph Friday night at The Smith Center in Irvington. Sunday, the Gaels travel to Bel Air for a Baltimore Catholic League final rematch with No. 7 John Carroll School. 

In Anne Arundel County, No. 16 Old Mill visits 10th-ranked Glen Burnie Friday evening in a showdown of unbeatens. 


Basketball Academy at Morgan State University


New Town vs. No. 14 Poly, 3 p.m.

Mount Carmel vs. No. 3 Western, 4:15 p.m.


New Town vs. Central, 5:30 p.m.

No. 3 Dunbar vs. Randallstown, 6:45 p.m.

No. 15 St. Frances vs. No. 8 Poly, 8 p.m.



Basketball Academy at Morgan State

No. 19 Milford Mill Academy vs. City College, 3 p.m.

Top 20

No. 17 St. Vincent Pallotti at No. 2 McDonogh School

No. 13 John Carroll School at No. 8 Seton Keough


Basketball Academy

Randallstown vs. City College, 4:15 p.m.

Largo vs. No. 9 Woodlawn, 5:30 p.m.

No. 2 Lake Clifton vs. No. 4 Perry Hall, 8 p.m.

Riverdale Baptist School vs. No. 5 Patterson, 9:15 p.m.

Top 20

No. 7 John Carroll School at No. 14 Mount Carmel, 6:30 p.m.

No. 16 Old Mill at No. 10 Glen Burnie, 6:45 p.m.

No. 15 St. Frances at No. 1 Mount St. Joseph, 7 p.m.

No. 12 Calvert Hall College at No. 11 Boys’ Latin School, 7:15 p.m.




Basketball Academy at Morgan State 

City College vs. New Town, 1:45 p.m.

Friends School vs. No. 3 Dunbar, 3 p.m.

No. 9 Woodlawn vs. Central, 4:15 p.m.

No. 4 Perry Hall vs. Largo, 5:30 p.m.

No. 5 Patterson vs. Largo, 6:45 p.m.

No. 2 Lake Clifton vs. Riverdale Baptist, 8 p.m.

Charm City vs. Windy City Shootout at Poly

Morgan Park (IL) vs. No. 15 St. Frances, 4 p.m.

Simeon (IL) vs. No. 8 Poly, 6 p.m.


Basketball Academy

No. 3 Western vs. New Town, 10 a.m.

No. 14 Poly vs. No. 19 Milford Mill, 11:15 a.m.

City College vs. Mount Carmel, 12:30 p.m.

Rose Classic Super Jam at Nazareth (NY)

No. 1 St. Frances Academy vs. Rogers (OH), 7 p.m.




No. 1 Mount St. Joseph at No. 7 John Carroll School, 1:30 p.m.

No. 12 Calvert Hall College at St. Vincent Pallotti, 3:30 p.m.


Rose Classic Super Jam

No. 1 St. Frances vs. Grand Street (NY), 10:30 a.m.

No. 2 McDonogh vs. Gil St. Bernard’s (NJ), 3 p.m.

No. 20 St. John’s Catholic Prep vs. Paul Robeson (NY), 9 p.m.