MARCH 29-31, 2018


GEICO High School Nationals Tournament History

The National High School Invitational (NHSI) launched in 2009 at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, Md. The event was created by Paragon Marketing Group to provide a platform for top nationally ranked high school basketball teams to compete against one another in a season ending tournament.

The 2009 boys tournament was won by Findlay Prep (Nev.) with the girls tournament won by Seton Keough (Md.). The second annual tournament was held at Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex in Baltimore with Findlay Prep retaining the boys title and the Peddie School (NJ) claiming the girls title. In 2011, Montrose Christian (Md.) won the boys title in double overtime while Dr. Phillips (Fla.) won the girls championship. Findlay Prep recaptured the NHSI boys title in 2012 with an overtime victory, and Riverdale Baptist (Md.) took the girls championship trophy. Last year Montverde (FL) won its first NHSI boys title, and Dr. Phillips won their second girls title.

The event moved to New York City in 2014, thanks to the sponsors and the host venue for the Championship games, Madison Square Garden. Montverde (FL) boys and Riverdale Baptist (MD) girls were crowned champions for the 2nd time. In 2016 the GEICO’S Nationals returned to NYC for the third consecutive year, and eighth season overall. Two new champions were crowned, as Oak Hill (VA) won their first GEICO’S Nationals title, as did Ribault (FL) for the girls.


Boys Tournament Bracket


  • 3 Team TBD
  • Game 1 - Thursday, March 29
    ESPNU @ 12:00 PM
  • 6 Team TBD
  • 2 Team TBD
  • Game 3 -Thursday, March 29
    ESPNU @ 4:00 PM
  • 7 Team TBD
  • 4 Team TBD
  • Game 2 -Thursday, March 29
    ESPNU @ 2:00 PM
  • 5 Team TBD
  • 1 Team TBD
  • Game 4 -Thursday, March 29
    ESPNU @ 6:00 PM
  • 8 Team TBD


  • Winner Game 1
  • Game 7 - Friday, March 30
    ESPN2 @ 3:00 PM
  • Winner Game 3
  • Winner Game 2
  • Game 8 - Friday, March 30
    ESPN2 @ 5:00 PM
  • Winner Game 3


  • Winner Game 7
  • Game 10 - Saturday, March 31
    ESPN @ 12:00 PM
  • Winner Game 8

Girls Tournament Bracket


  • 2 Team TBD
  • Game 5 - Friday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 11:00 AM
  • 3 Team TBD
  • 1 Team TBD
  • Game 6 - Friday, March 30
    ESPNU @ 1:00 PM
  • 4 Team TBD


  • Winner Game 5
  • Game 9 - Saturday, March 31
    ESPN2 @ 10:00 AM
  • Winner Game 6

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Paragon Marketing Group

Paragon Marketing Group, an engagement marketing consultancy, owns and operates the GEICO High School National Tournament. We develop marketing platforms grounded in sports, entertainment, music, arts, cause and media partnerships. These platforms are created to develop engaged, sustainable relationships with our clients’ target audiences. Additionally, we are committed to creating a culture that delivers a great place to work and engenders long-term, healthy business partnerships.

Since our inception in 1995, we have grown from 3 people to over 50 marketing professionals, all of whom have a passion for sponsorship marketing. Our core competencies include sponsorship targeting/identification, evaluation, negotiation, activation, execution and measurement. Additionally, many of our clients have trusted Paragon to deliver value in the areas of event creation, mobile marketing, digital/social marketing platforms and television/digital content production.

In 2002, we secured the rights to put LeBron James, Cleveland’s then star high school basketball player, on ESPN2. Their subsequent broadcast of the game against Oak Hill Academy garnered the highest ratings ever for the channel and created a new television category — live national broadcast of high school athletics. Since then, our relationship with ESPN has grown into a strategic partnership showcasing the top high school football and basketball teams and players to a national audience each season.

To date we have partnered with ESPN to televise over 500 high school football and basketball contests featuring teams from 35 states. Games featured some of the biggest names in sports including Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Kevin Love, Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Tim Tebow, Jadeveon Clowney, Julio Jones, AJ Green and Jameis Winston.

Paragon partners with ESPN on the following live properties:

GEICO ESPN High School Football Kickoff & Showcase
GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase
GEICO State Champions Bowl Series
GEICO High School Basketball Nationals
GEICO High School Lacrosse Nationals






Robin Kelner: rkelner@paragonmarketing.biz


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