Ace Bailey and Dylan Harper are set to play in ‘The Throne’ at the Meadowlands

The Meadowlands, long known as one of the premier venues in the nation for college basketball, will be the final stop this spring for some of the nation’s top high school basketball players before they head to college. Two elite Rutgers basketball commits are expected to play in ‘The Throne’ in late March at the American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

A shopping and entertainment destination, the American Dream will be the venue for a tournament that will feature a 16-team boys bracket and eight teams on the girls side.

The lineup for ‘The Throne’ was announced on Thursday, with several of the nation’s top teams scheduled to compete. Included in the line-up will be some strong Rutgers connections.

Five-star guard Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep; Ramsey, New Jersey) and five-star forward Ace Bailey (McEachern; Powder Springs, Georgia) are both scheduled to play with their high school teams at ‘The Throne.’

Bailey was recently named the top player in the nation by USA TODAY High School Sports.

The event is run by Gold Level Sports & Entertainment and the National Basketball Players Association.


Men’s Bracket

1 Columbus (FL)

16 Notre Dame (CA)


9 Oak Ridge (FL)

5 Ridge View (SC)

12 Jackson Reed (DC)

4 Myers Park (NC)

13 McEachern (GA)

6 Grayson (GA)

11 Roosevelt High School (CA)

3 Don Bosco (NJ)

14 Central Cabarrus (NC)

7 Gonzaga (DC)

10 Saint Rose (NJ)

2 Plano East (TX)

15 Bishop O’Connell (VA)

Women’s Bracket

1 Bishop McNamara (MD)


4 Hebron Christian (GA)

5 Desoto High School (TX)

3 Grayson (GA)

6 McDonough (MD)

2 Morris Catholic (NJ)

7 Ridgeline (UT)


Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire