For nearly three decades Oak Hill Academy (33-5), tucked away in the southwest corner of Virginia, has earned the moniker “America’s high school team” of the hardwood. It’s a balanced team, with a trio of players averaging around 15 points. Troy Williams (Indiana recruit), Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina) and R.J. Curington (DePaul) are long, athletic scorers but the Warriors’ linchpin is 6-1 Nate Britt (6.7 ppg, 5.1 apg), who signed with North Carolina. The Washington (DC) resident missed 14 games with a torn meniscus but is back running the point trying to close out his prep career locally with an NHSI title.
The Warriors once again took their show on the road, visiting 10 different states. The “Road Warriors” finished in third place at the Iolani Classic Honolulu, losing to La Lumiere (IN) by three points in the semifinals but rebounding to defeat Montrose Christian (MD), 65-48, in the consolation game. During an eight-game stretch in January and February, OHA uncharacteristically dropped three games to eventual state champions Simeon (Illinois Class 4A) and Omaha Central (Nebraska Class A) and rival Montrose Christian in three overtimes. The resilient Warriors then reeled off nine straight wins to close out the regular season, averaging 95 points, including two contests with more than 100 points.