Delaware basketball tournament draws top high school talent

Some of the best high school basketball players in the nation are in Delaware this weekend for the annual Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.

Among the 13 teams from around the region and four Delaware high schools are two teams in the national top 25: Paul VI High in Fairfax, Virginia, and Roselle Catholic High in Roselle, New Jersey.

Top players ranked in the latest 247Sports rankings include third-ranked Jonathan Kuminga (Our Savior New American), seventh-ranked Khalil Whitney (Roselle Catholic), 16th-ranked Jeremy Roach, and 33rd-ranked Julian Strawther.

The tournament draws big crowds and helps support businesses at the Delaware beaches during a traditionally slow winter season.

Tournament alumni include a rich legacy of current NCAA and NBA stars including Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, who represented Wilmington’s Salesianum School at the tournament in 2014, and the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Mohamed Bamba, who played in the tournament three times from 2015-2017 representing Westtown School in Westtown, Pennsylvania.

Other alumni include current Philadelphia 76er JJ Redick, as well as Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, and Dwight Howard.

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