Kansas City (February 21, 2012) – Time Warner Cable Metro Sports announced today that it has added another high-profile event to this week’s broadcast schedule. Metro Sports will broadcast Thursday night’s boys basketball matchup between Wichita Heights and Wichita North live in HD, with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.
Wichita Heights has won three straight Kansas Class 6A state championships and is led by senior forward Perry Ellis. Ellis, recently named a McDonald’s All-American, has signed to play for coach Bill Self at the University of Kansas and is averaging more than 26 points per game this season. Heights also recently set a Kansas state record by winning their 60th consecutive game, and enter Thursday’s matchup against North undefeated in their last 62 games.
Wichita North enters Thursday’s tilt with a 12-7 record and is led by junior point guard Conner Frankamp, who is averaging more than 35 points per game this season. Frankamp has also verbally committed to play his college basketball at the University of Kansas.
“We pride ourselves on broadcasting events that will interest our viewers, and the game this Thursday certainly fits the bill,” said Chris Huwe, TWC Metro Sports general manager. “Not only will Metro Sports viewers get to see a fierce in-city rivalry, but they’ll also have the chance to check out a couple of great young players who will be suiting up for the Jayhawks in the near future.”
Metro Sports is available throughout the Kansas City area on Time Warner Cable (channel 30, 310 and 1310-HD), Comcast (channel 44 and 258) and Knology in Lawrence (channel 37). For breaking sports news and additional Metro Sports programming information, Kansas City area sports fans are encouraged to follow Metro Sports on Facebook (facebook.com/kcmetrosports) and @kcmetrosports on Twitter (twitter.com/kcmetrosports).