Posted On: 02/12/22 7:00 AM

It’s not every day that two of the top 5 high school basketball teams in the country get to face one another, let alone in the middle of Nebraska on a Friday night in February. In the kickoff game of the 2022 Heartland Hoops Classic, Sunrise Christian and Link Academy brought their talent-rich rosters to Grand Island, Nebraska on Friday night and in front of a capacity crowd at Grand Island Central Catholic High School. The two national powers put on a show with Sunrise eventually handing Link Academy their first loss of the season and securing themselves the #1 seed in the GEICO National Tournament. Here are 5 Things To Know about the clash of two elite high school teams that I felt lucky to be in attendance for. 

Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell 6'7" | SF Sunrise | 2022 State #8 Nation KS Flexes His Muscle Inside

In a contest filled with high-profile players, Mitchell was the star who shined the brightest Friday night in Grand Island.  The Duke signee and McDonald’s All-American finished with a game-high 23 points on the night and was making all kinds of plays inside both on his own and for others. I was impressed with really impressed with his passing ability and keen

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