FORT WORTH – Dec. 21, 2020 –The Battle Basketball Showcase is back, featuring eight nationally ranked players for two of the most highly anticipated high school matchups of the year. The Battle, presented by Gold Level Sports and Entertainment, will take place at Dickies Arena in Ft. Worth, Texas on January 9th, 2021.

The first matchup includes two local standout programs, John Paul II and iSchool of Lewisville, where the number one Junior in Texas, Keyonte George will go head to head with the number two and number four players in the state, Manny Obaseki and Jaylon Tyson. The marquee matchup of the event will be a clash between YPSI (YPSI Prep) of Ypsilanti, Michigan and Air Nado (Coronado HS) in the 8 p.m. game. ⁠The Battle will be the only time either of these high-profile matchups occur this season and they can only be seen in Ft. Worth, Texas.  

“Everyone has been awaiting the rescheduled date, as we have the top players in the country excited and ready to compete and we can’t wait to host them in this one-time matchup” said Gold Level Sports & Entertainment CEO, Darren Duncan. 

Both matchups will be televised live on FS1 as part of the multi-event partnership between Gold Level Sports and Entertainment and FOX Sports. This will be FOX Sports’ first nationally televised high school basketball series, with The Battle matchups continuing through 2021.

The health and safety of the players, coaches, fans and staff is our top priority and COVID-19 testing protocols remain in place for all teams prior to participation. There is limited capacity for fans to attend and ticketing will be done while adhering to social distancing measures and group pod seating. A mandatory mask policy will be strictly enforced and temperature checks will be administered at the door.

Tickets to The Battle go on sale on Monday, December 21st at 12 pm (CT) at,, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets start at $25.


6:00PM CST   Game 1: John Paul II vs iSchool of Lewisville

8:00PM CST   Game 2: YPSI (YPSI Prep) vs Air Nado (Coronado HS)

Nationally Ranked High School Players  

#1 Emoni Bates (YPSI) Class of 2022  

#15 Keyonte George (iSchool of Lewisville) Class of 2022  

#27 Manny Obaseki (John Paul II) Class of 2021- Texas A&M Commit

#32 Dillon Hunter (YPSI) Class of 2022  

#46 Jaylon Tyson (John Paul II) Class of 2021- Texas Tech Commit

WHEN:    Saturday, January 9, 2021

WHERE: Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

               Televised national on FS1.

MEDIA:  Media interested in covering the event should email


About Gold Level Sports & Entertainment  

Gold Level Sports & Entertainment (Gold Level) is a brand marketing firm with expertise in creating sporting opportunities for the next generation of athletes. Gold Level specializes in event operations, television productions, digital engagement, media relations, and developing marketing strategies for brands to increase their sales revenue. Gold Level shares their love for sports with the youth of tomorrow. Gold Level was founded by Danny Green (NBA Champion and current player) and Darren Duncan (former professional international basketball player) – both of whom are actively involved in coaching, training, and youth development through basketball.  

For additional information about The Battle, visit  

Instagram: @TheBattleOfficial  

Twitter: @TheBattlesUS