Deal furthers FloHoops’ leadership in high school basketball coverage
AUSTIN, Texas — October 31, 2018 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and the Montverde Academy boys varsity basketball team announced a historic partnership. All eight of Montverde Academy’s home regular season games for the 2018-19 season, including the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament (MAIT), will be aired live and on-demand to a worldwide audience exclusively on FloHoops.com. Montverde Academy is now the first high school basketball program in the nation to sign a live digital streaming deal.
Located outside Orlando, Fla., the Montverde Academy boys varsity basketball program has been called “The Team of the Decade” by USA Today and has won four high school national championships since 2012. The program is led by five-time National High School Coach of the Year Kevin Boyle. The program’s most notable players recently are Philadelphia 76ers 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons, his 76ers teammate Joel Embiid, and 2015 NBA Draft No. 2 overall pick and current Brooklyn Nets guard D’Angelo Russell.
The MAIT will air exclusively on FloHoops.com from Jan. 24-26, 2019. This year’s field features seven elite programs from across the country including:
- The Villages School (The Villages, Fla.)
- Long Island Lutheran High School (Long Island, N.Y.)
- Rancho Christian (Temecula, Calif.)
- Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
- Vashon High School (St. Louis, Mo.)
- Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, Utah)
- Leesburg High School (Leesburg, Fla.)
FloHoops will also live stream Montverde Academy’s regular season contests against The First Academy (Orlando, Fla.), Providence High School (Jacksonville, Fla.), Admiral Farragut Academy (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Miami Christian School, and Lake Gibson High School (Lake Gibson, Fla.).
“We’re very excited to partner with FloSports and showcase our school and players both nationwide and internationally,” Montverde Academy Head Basketball Coach Kevin Boyle said. “Our Montverde Academy Center for Basketball Development has students from over 20 countries, so this partnership allows us to strengthen our brand worldwide but also reach new fans of the game. Both Montverde and FloHoops are also partnered with Krossover, so the opportunity made sense for both parties.”
"Our partnership with Montverde Academy, one of the most elite and storied basketball programs in the country, gives us the unique opportunity to share their rich talent with a worldwide audience,” FloSports Director of Rights Acquisition Lindsey Ross said. “MVA’s program is comprised of student-athletes from all over the world and now FloHoops will be able to bring their stories to life."
In addition to Montverde Academy, FloHoops will broadcast some of the top boys' high school tournaments and players this season. In the Class of 2019, nine of the Top 20 players will play on FloHoops this season, including Vernon Carey (University School, Fla.), Cole Anthony (Oak Hill Academy, Va.), Trendon Watford (Mountain Brook, Ala.), and Cassius Stanley (Sierra Canyon, Calif.). In the Class of 2020, six of the Top 20 players are on FloHoops' schedule this season, including Scottie Barnes (University School, Fla.), Nico Mannion (Pinnacle, Ariz.), Kyree Walker (Hillcrest Prep, Ariz.), and Noah Farrakhan (IMG Academy, Fla.). Upcoming high school coverage includes:
- Dec. 17-22, 2018: City of Palms
- Dec. 26-29, 2018: Chick-fil-a Classic
- Dec. 26-29, 2018: Les Schwab Invitational
- Jan. 10-14, 2019: Hoophall West
Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.
To access live and on-demand coverage of all basketball games, visit FloHoops.com to become a monthly or annual PRO subscriber. Either subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Roku, or Apple TV 4.
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About Montverde Academy Basketball
Located in Central Florida, west of Orlando, Montverde Academy is a coeducational, private independent school that serves students grades Pre-K3 through 12 and postgraduate studies. The Montverde Academy Basketball program has won four high school national championships since 2012. Led by five-time National High School Coach of the Year, Kevin Boyle, Montverde Academy basketball consistently produces NBA draft picks and the top college basketball players in the country.