The third annual ESPN RISE NHSI kicks off Thursday at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, MD. Of particular interest for Texas fans is the presence of Findlay Prep, led by star point guard Myck Kabongo, a Texas commit who will be debuting in burnt orange this fall for the 'Horns and has a quick turnaround for the 2:00 pm CST game on ESPNU against Dwyer, a Florida high school.
Findlay won the first two NHSI events and is looking to start off another run to the title against the Florida Class 5A champions in Dwyer and two-sport star Jacoby Brissett, who is committed to play quarterback at the University of Florida. Earlier this season, the Pilots were blown out by Kevin Durant's alma mater and no. 1 seed Montrose Christian, the worst loss in program history, and have been plagued this season by slow starts.
A Pilot victory in the quarterfinals would set up at a Friday contest against the winner of the Oak Hill/United Faith game.