Bishop McGuinness Villains: Welcome

Bishop McGuinness High School Boys Basketball

Welcome to the web page of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Bishop McGuinness High School Villains Basketball Program. This site will provide you with our season, game, and practice schedule as well as other important information on the Villains. Come back and check the site out for up-to-date practice and game information. Go Villains!







Tryout information for 2016-2017!!!

Tryouts for our junior varsity and varsity basketball teams will begin the first week of November.  Tryouts are open to any male in grades 9-12.  The junior varsity team will be comprised of 9th and 10th graders, while the varsity team is open to grades 9-12.  If you play a fall sport, your tryout will be the 3 days following the completion of your fall sport season.  See below for important dates and times.

JV and Varisty candidates will try out together on the following dates/times!

Tryout Dates & Times
Monday October 31- 530-715 PM
Tuesday November 1- 345-530 PM (Holy Day- Optional Tryout)
Wednesday November 2- 345-530 PM
Thursday November 3- 530-715 PM

You must have a physical on file in the athletic directors office with the NCHSAA form in order to try out. 

2016-17 Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedule Is Complete!

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The schedule for the 2016-2017 Varsity and JV Villains Basketball Teams is complete!
Bishop is a member of the ultra-competitive 7 team Northwest 1A Conference, which hails 6 of the last 10 NCHSAA 1A State Champions in boys basketball.

Monday November 21- Salem Baptist (JV 630, Varsity 800)
Tuesday November 29- North Wilkes
Thursday December 1- Oak Level (JV 515, Varsity 800)
Friday December 2- @ West Forsyth
Tuesday December 6- @ Atkins*
Friday December 9- Walkertown*
Tuesday December 13- East Surry*
Friday December 16- @ WS Prep*
Monday December 19- @ Durham Fellowship Academy (JV 530, Varsity 700)
Tuesday December 20- @ Elkin
Monday December 26, 27, 29-  Bank of the Carolinas JV Holiday Classic (Asheboro, NC)- JV Only
Monday December 27- Thursday December 30- St. Pius X Christmas Classic- Atlanta, GA (Varsity Only)
Tuesday January 3- Piedmont Classical (JV 530, Varsity 700) 
Friday January 6- @ Mt Airy*
Saturday January 7- @ Chance Harman Classic v North Cross (VA)- Floyd, VA (Varsity Only)- 100 PM
Friday January 13- North Stokes*
Tuesday January 17- v Faith Christian (VA)- (JV 500, Varsity 800)
Friday January 20- Atkins*
Tuesday January 24- @ Walkertown*
Friday January 27- @ East Surry*
Tuesday January 31- WS Prep*
Friday February 3- Mt Airy*
Friday February 10- @ North Stokes

*denotes Northwest 1A Conference Game

Coach Thompson with the USAB Youth Clinic Staff
Bishop Coaches with USA Basketball!

Coach Robinson and Coach Thompson
In August 2015, Bishop Boys Basketball head coach Josh Thompson traveled to Las Vegas to serve with USA Basketball at their first ever Youth Development Initiative.  Coach Thompson worked at 3 clinics for Las Vegas area youth, and also served with the USA Basketball staff as hosts for the USAB Youth Coaches Clinic, which featured former NBA greats George Raveling and John Lucas, USAB Junior National Team Head Coach Don Showalter, Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins, and the University of Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari.  Bishop's head womens coach Brian Robinson was a featured speaker at the coach academy.  Coach Thompson and Coach Robinson are USA Basketball licensed youth coaches.

Listen Live To Villains Basketball With Carolina Sports Live!!!


Carolina Sports Live (CSL) braodcasts more than 100 live athletic events during the school year for the Villains. The broadcasts are available exclusively over the web from the schools all-new athletics website: – “The Radio Home of the Villains!”

During the fall, CSL provides complete coverage of all Villains football games as well as select boys soccer and volleyball matches. In the winter, there is wall to wall coverage of Bishop’s highly decorated basketball teams and the Northwest Conference Basketball Tournament, and then the spring season features a wide variety of sports including girls soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball!

In addition to live and archived broadcasts of Villains events, is also your source for up to date schedules of all Villains athletic teams.  The Radio home of the Villains!!

Bishop Basketball Photos Now Available!!!

Photos of the Bishop McGuinness Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball teams are now available online for purchase.  Local photographer Kevin Hartley attends many of the Villains home games and photographs live game action.  Capture your sons moment in time as a Bishop Basketball Player with Kevins photos.  Many of the photos on this website (including the above and below) are thanks to Kevin!  Visit or click on the link above to go directly to his site to view his photos!


Former Villains in College and Pros!!!

Ilian Evtimov ('01) went on to play at NC State!
Check out the updated Villains website! The link on the left labeled "Former Villains in College and Pros" will keep you posted on Bishop Basketball alumni who have continued their basketball careers in college and in professional leagues. Since 1998, Bishop has had over twenty players go on to continue their basketball careers at various levels in the collegiate ranks, as well as on to the FIBA and NBA.