MVA Boys’ Varsity Basketball Head-Coach Mr. Keven Boyle has been selected to coach the team-WEST in the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game Classic being played tomorrow night, Friday, April 17th, 2015, at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York! The annual game will be televised LIVE on ESPN2 at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). Mr. Boyle will be assisted by Bob Cimmino, of Mount Verdon High School, located in Mount Vernon, New York, and Mr. Lou Richie of Bishop O’Dowd High school, located in Oakland, California. According to a Thursday, March 5th, 2015, Jason Hickman article published by MaxPreps.com, “…The Jordan Brand game is a prized ticket for the nation’s top senior high school basketball players. Past participants include Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. King James participated in 2003 and still owns the scoring record with 34 points. Current Duke freshman phenom Jahlil Okafor made a run at that mark last spring with 29 points. The Jordan Brand game is a prized ticket for the nation’s top senior high school basketball players. Past participants include Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and LeBron James. King James participated in 2003 and still owns the scoring record with 34 points. Current Duke freshman phenom Jahlil Okafor made a run at that mark last spring with 29 points.”

Coach Kevin Boyle is recognized as one of the top basketball high-school coaches in the United States. Under his direction and coaching, MVA past successes include a National Championship by HoopsUSA.com in the 2006-2007 season and 2010 and 2012 ESPN/Rise Magazine National High School Invitational National Champion Runner Up. In addition, over 50 MVA graduates received NCAA scholarships with two continuing on to the NBA and almost a dozen playing Professional basketball around the world. As Head Basketball Coach, Coach Boyle has achieved over two decades of high school basketball success that comprises 23 titles and awards of recognition that includes the 2013, and 20017 USA Today National Coach of the year, 2011 Naismith National Coach of the Year, the 2009 ESPN National Coach of the Year.

Coach Boyle is one of only two coaches in high school basketball history to win the National Coach of the Year honor four times. In Coach Boyle’s first year at the Montverde Academy made it to the Championship game of the 2012 National High School Invitational Championship. In subsequent 2013 and 2014 seasons, MVA won back to back National High School championships and were ranked #1 in the nation in high school basketball. This month, the 2014-2015 Montverde Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball team (31-1) defeated USA TODAY#1 ranked (and previously undefeated) Oak Hill Academy, of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia (47-1), 70-61, on Saturday, April 4, 2015, to win the Championship game of the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Boys’ National Tournament! This was MVA’s 2nd time in a row winning the annual tournament at New York’s Madison Square Garden, televised LIVE on ESPN, and the victory also gave Montverde Academy their 3rd consecutive national high-school basketball title! Also impressive is that MVA is the first high-school basketball team to win three national titles in a row since the decade of the 1940s. The MVA Eagles also improved their record to 107-7 over the last four seasons under MVA Head-Coach Kevin Boyle. Read more about the recent victory this following, April 4th, 2015, newspaper article from Daily Commercial writer Frank Jolley, who travelled to NYC on assignment to cover the Academy.

Career highlights and accomplishments of Montverde Academy Boys’ Varsity Basketball Head-Coach Kevin Boyle include:

  •  4 times selected National Coach of the Year
  • 2009 ESPN National HS Coach of the Year
  • 2007 & 2013 USA Today Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Naismith National HS Coach of the Year
  • Selected 3 times as Head Coach of the Jordan Brand HS All Star Game Head Coach
  • NIKE Elite Grassroots HS Coach for the past 19 years
  • Head Coach for St. Patrick’s HS Basketball Team (Elizabeth, NJ) for 23 seasons
  • Director of the Montverde Academy Center for Basketball Development/ MVA PREP Team
  • Developed over 50 NCAA Division I players and 15 professional players
  • Coached 9 McDonald All-American Players in his combined 28 seasons of coaching at St. Patrick HS and MVA:
    (Shaheen Holloway, Al Harrington, Dexter Strickland, Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd Gilchrist, Kasey Hill, Dakari Johnson, D’Angelo Russell, Ben Simmons)
  • Former players now in the NBA include:
    #3 2014 Draft Pick Joel Embid (Sixers), #2 2012Draft Pick Michael Kidd Gilchrist (Bobcats) , #1 2011 Draft Pick Kyrie Irving (Cavaliers), #26 2001 Draft Pick Sam Dalembert (Houston) & #25 1998 Draft Pick out of High School Al Harrington (Wizards)
  • Coached NIKE team representing USA in a four city tour throughout China against international teams China, Slovania, and New Zealand
  • CEO/Director of Kevin Boyle Basketball Camps (KBBC)
  • Featured in the HBO Documentary “Prayer for a Perfect Season” which followed his team the entire 2010-2011 season at St. Patrick HS in Elizabeth, NJ
  • Married 25 years to wife Kelly and has three children; Kelscey (25) Law Student at Seton Hall University, Kevin Jr. (23) Student at Florida Gulf Coast University and Brendan (19) a PG Student Prep Player at MVA who will attend University of Central Florida Fall 2015

The 2015 Jordan Brand Classic All-Star Game’s team-rosters are as follows:

EAST
Player, Ht., Pos., High School – College

Isaiah Briscoe, 6-3, G, Roselle Catholic (N.J.) – Kentucky
Jaylen Brown, 6-7, G/F, Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) – Undecided
Jalen Brunson, 6-1, G, Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) – Villanova
Thomas Bryant, 6-10, C, Huntington St. Joseph Prep (W.Va.) – Undecided
Jalen Coleman, 6-4, G, La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) – Illinois
Eric Davis, 6-3, G, Arthur Hill (Saginaw, Mich.) – Texas
Cheick Diallo, 6-9, F/C, Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) – Undecided
Henry Ellenson, 6-9, F/C, Rice Lake (Wis.) – Marquette
Luke Kennard, 6-4, G, Franklin (Ohio) – Duke
Skal Labissierre, 6-10, C, Reach Your Dreams Academy (Memphis, Tenn.) – Kentucky
Charles Matthews, 6-5, G, St. Rita (Chicago) – Kentucky
Malachi Richardson, 6-5, G/F, Trenton Catholic Academy (N.J.) – Syracuse
Caleb Swanigan, 6-8, F/C, Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) – Undecided

WEST
Player, Ht., Pos., High School – College

Dwayne Bacon, 6-6, G, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) – Florida State
Malik Beasley, 6-4, G, St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.) – Florida State
Antonio Blakeney, 6-3, Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) – LSU
Deyonta Davis, 6-9, F/C, Muskegon (Mich.) – Michigan State
Tyler Davis, 6-9, C, Plano West (Plano, Texas) – Texas A&M
Tyler Dorsey, 6-4, G, Maranatha (Pasadena, Calif.) – Oregon
Austin Grandstaff, 6-3, G, Rockwall (Texas) – Ohio State
Dedric Lawson, 6-8, F, Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) – Memphis
Malik Newman, 6-3, G, Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) – Undecided
Ivan Rabb, 6-9, F, Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) – Undecided
Ben Simmons, 6-9, F, Montverde Academy (Fla.) – LSU
Allonzo Trier, 6-4, G, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) – Arizona
Stephen Zimmerman, 7-0, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) – Undecided