Thursday, November 11th, 2021


Top High School Prospects Including Jahki Howard, Omaha Biliew and JJ Taylor Featured Among Four Highly Anticipated Matchups

Action Begins Tomorrow with Coppell High School vs. Vertical Academy at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN

STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 11, 2021 – NBC Sports and Gold Level Sports & Entertainment present The Battle Showcase’s second high school basketball event of the 2021-22 season with four highly anticipated matchups from Dallas, Texas, live tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 12 across NBCSN and Peacock.

As the college basketball season tips off this week, the one-day showcase allows nationally ranked high school players from Texas and across the nation to compete against each other for the first time on a national platform.

Featured in Friday’s slate of games are No. 13 junior in the country and the top-ranked player in the state of North Carolina Mikey Williams of Vertical Academy facing off against Stanford commit Ryan Agarwal of Coppell High School, followed by Premier Academy facing off against highly recruited Robert Dillingham, JJ Taylor and Jahki Howard of Kanye West’s newly-founded Donda Academy. The third game of the night features a Texas showdown between Ja’Kobe Walter and McKinney High School vs. Arizona State commit Austin Nunez and Wagner High School. Lastly, iSchool of Lewisville takes on Link Academy, with nationally ranked stars, Omaha Biliew, Julian Philips and Jordan Walsh.

Beginning in October with The Battle Miami – a series of high school basketball games featuring top prospects – NBC Sports and Gold Level Sports & Entertainment will present more than 24 basketball and football games in The Battle series across NBC Sports platforms.

Friday’s “The Battle Showcase” games (all times ET):

Game Time Platform
Coppell HS vs. Vertical Academy 5 p.m. NBCSN
Donda Academy vs. Premier Academy 6:30 p.m. Peacock
McKinney HS vs. Wagner HS 8 p.m. Peacock
Link Prep vs. iSchool of Lewisville 9:30 p.m. NBCSN



About Gold Level Sports & Entertainment  

Gold Level Sports & Entertainment (Gold Level) is a brand marketing firm with expertise in creating sporting opportunities for the next generation of athletes. Gold Level specializes in event operations, television productions, digital engagement, media relations, and developing marketing strategies for brands to increase their sales revenue. Gold Level shares their love for sports with the youth of tomorrow. Gold Level was founded by Danny Green (NBA Champion and current player) and Darren Duncan (former professional international basketball player) – both of whom are actively involved in coaching, training, and youth development through basketball.

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