MOUNT PLEASANT — The old polished hardwoods in the movie “Hoosiers” provide an iconic symbol that resembles a gym in Utah. It’s a feel, an atmosphere. It is the home of the Wasatch Academy basketball program. It’s where basketball is tinkered with on a global level and bookwork is granular as can be.

Wasatch Academy will play in the Geico National Championship Tournament April 4-6 in New York City as the No. 6 seed in what is labeled the strongest field in the history of the 11-year-old event. The private and independent school from Utah will take on No. 3-ranked and No. 3 seed Montverde Academy (Florida) in the first round. All games will be televised on ESPN’s family of network programming.

Lofty air?

Absolutely. Only the top eight teams in the country are selected out of more than 40,000, and most experts say that during the next few years Wasatch Academy (26-3), will be even better than this year’s team. When this team plays Utah competition it turns into a dunk fest.

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First-year coach David Evans gestures from the sideline during a game this season. Wasatch Academy will play in the Geico National Championship …read more


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