Prep Basketball

Games finalized for 2019 Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout boys' basketball event

14 games over 2 dates, including standout players D.J. Carton and Xavier Foster

Oskaloosa's Xavier Foster (34) tries to pull in a rebound over Waverly-Shell Rock's Mosai Newsom (54) during the third quarter of their semifinal game of the Iowa Boys' State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Oskaloosa's Xavier Foster (34) tries to pull in a rebound over Waverly-Shell Rock's Mosai Newsom (54) during the third quarter of their semifinal game of the Iowa Boys' State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Games for the 2019 Wells Fargo Advisors Shootout boys’ basketball event have been finalized, according to Shootout director Tyler Cleveland.

There will be seven each Jan. 12 and Jan. 19 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. The first game each of those days begins at 10:15 a.m., with the nightcaps slated for 7:15.

High-profile players taking part will be Xavier Foster, who will play with his Oskaloosa team Jan. 12 at 5:45 p.m. against Cedar Rapids Jefferson. A 7-footer, Foster is considered one of the top 25 prep players in the junior class.

Ohio State commit D.J. Carton will play with his Bettendorf team Jan. 19 at 4:15 p.m. against Cedar Rapids Washington. The senior point guard is considered a five-star recruit.

Other games on Jan. 12 are Bellevue against Durant (10:15 a.m.), North Linn against Aplington-Parkersburg (11:45 a.m.), Mount Pleasant versus Camanche (1:15 p.m.), Marion versus Independence (2:45 p.m.), Waterloo West against Iowa City High (4:15 p.m.) and Linn-Mar versus Cedar Rapids Kennedy (7:15 p.m.).

On Jan. 19, Alburnett and Springville tip things off at 10:15 a.m., followed by Don Bosco and New London at 11:45, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Fort Madison (1:15 p.m.), Dyersville Beckman and Solon (2:45 p.m.), West Delaware and Waverly-Shell Rock (5:45 p.m.) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Johnston (7:15 p.m.).

“We’ve made some changes for the better, gotten feedback from coaches from last year’s event, and are looking to make this year’s event great,” Cleveland said. “I am trying to also see if the state would let us utilize a shot clock, though still working on that, and the chances I would say are slim. But, some good stuff is coming.”

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