The coronavirus continues to threaten the remaining sports seasons for the 2020-21 calendar year.
So far, it’s been mostly football seasons that have been canceled at the high school and college level. But we now have a major high school basketball team who’s decided to cancel its season.
According to Rivals reporter Corey Evans, Huntington Prep has decided it will not have its 2020-21 season due to the coronavirus.
Directly impacted by the ongoing pandemic, @HuntingtonPrep will forgo the 2020-2021 season due to the uncertainty of the winter months, its coach, Arkell Bruce, tells @Rivals.— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) July 23, 2020
Plan is to return to a national schedule for the 2021-2022 campaign.
Huntington Prep, a basketball-focused college preparatory school located in Huntington (WV), annually produces one of the top high school basketball teams each season, as well as a lot of high-major recruits. One of them is former Kentucky Wildcats guard Keldon Johnson, who was a first-round pick of the Spurs in the 2019 NBA Draft.
While I still think we’ll see many states still have high school and college basketball seasons, this is a reminder that neither is a given at this point.