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!







NCHSAA "Sweet 16" 2016-17  

Bishop Boys win Roxboro Community Turkey Shootout Tournament Championship!!!

November 2017- The varsity Villains started the season with a bang by bringing home the tournament championship at the 2nd Annual Roxoboro Community Turkey Shootout!  The Bishop Boys had a big win in round 1 over the visiting South Australia Basketball Club, a club team on a US tour from Australia.  In the championship round, the Villains squared off with NCHSAA 2A school Warren County from Warrenton, NC.  Although the Eagles threatened several times in the second half, the Villains led wire to wire and brought the championship back home to Kernersville.  Mark Palmisano and Ryan Moon were named to the All-Tournament Team, while CJ Cappuccio earned Most Valuable Player honors.

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Practice Schedule & Notes for 2017-2018

Below is the practice schedule for the boys teams for 2017-2018 season.  Any changes to the schedule will be announced at practice and/or posted below.
Monday 715-900 
Tuesday 345-530
Wednesday 530-715
Thursday 530-715
Friday 345-530
Saturday 1000 AM- 1200 PM 
Monday 530-715
Tuesday 530-715  
Wednesday 345-530
Thursday 715-900
Friday 715-900
Saturday 1200 PM- 200 PM
Wednesday December 13- JV/Varsity Boys split 345-530

Thursday December 21- Varsity Boys 345-530

2017-18 Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedule Is Complete!

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The schedule for the 2017-2018 Varsity and JV Villains Basketball Teams is complete!  Keep checking for updates to the schedule!

For the last 2 seasons, the Bishop boys have had the 2nd and 3rd toughest strength of schedule in the NCHSAA 1A ranks. 
Bishop is a member of the ultra-competitive 6 team Northwest 1A Conference, which hails 6 of the last 11 NCHSAA 1A State Champions in boys basketball.

Thursday November 9- SCRIMMAGE- vs Caldwell Academy- 600-800 PM- JV and Varsity
Saturday November 18- SCRIMMAGE- NW Guilford Fall Jamboree- All day- Varsity Only (900 AM v West Forsyth, 1100 AM v North Forsyth, 100 PM v NW Guilford)

Friday November 24- 2017 Roxboro Turkey Shoot-Out @ Roxboro Community HS (Roxboro, NC)- Varsity Only
Saturday November 25- 2017 Roxboro Turkey Shoot-Out- Opponent TBA @ Roxboro Community HS (Roxboro, NC)- Varsity Only
Friday December 1- vs Community School of Davidson
Monday December 4- JV vs Cornerstone 445 PM, Varsity vs Triad Baptist 730 PM
Tuesday December 5- @ Oak Level- Varsity only- 700 PM
Thursday December 7- JV vs West Stokes (500 PM), Varsity vs Winston Salem Christian 745 PM
Monday December 11- @ Woodland Christian -JV 500 PM, Varsity 630 PM 
Tuesday December 12- @ Glenn (JV 430 PM, Varisty 730 PM)
Monday December 18- vs Elkin (JV 500 PM, Varsity 745 PM) 
Tuesday December 19- @ Fellowship Baptist Academy (Durham)- JV 530 PM, Varsity 700 PM
December 27-29- Jim Clark Classic @ Bishop Moore Catholic (Orlando, FL)- Varsity Only 
Tuesday January 2- vs North Stokes*
Wednesday January 3- vs Horizon Crocs (Australia)- JV 530 PM, Varsity 700 PM
Friday January 5- @ East Surry*
Friday January 12- vs South Stokes*
Friday January 19- @ Mt Airy*
Tuesday January 23- @ WS Prep*
Friday January 26- vs East Surry*
Tuesday January 30- @ North Stokes*
Friday February 2- @ South Stokes*
Monday February 5- @ Piedmont Classical- JV ONLY- 530 PM
Tuesday February 6- vs Mt Airy*
Friday February 9- vs WS Prep*

*denotes Northwest 1A Conference Game

Coach Thompson joins The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast!!!

Coach Thompson on the Hardwood Hustle Basketball Show

In August of 2017, Coach Thompson was an invited guest on The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast.  The Hardwood Hustle is a platform designed to educate, empower, and encourage basketball coaches, players, and parents.  Hosts Adam Bradley (Lead 'Em Up) and TJ Rosene (College Basketball Coach) share their genuine and fresh perspective on topics centered around the Hardwood and the Hustle.  Joined by some of the biggest names in basketball, the Hardwood Hustle continues to inspire the basketball community and all "Hustlers" who regularly listen.  

Coach Thompson joined the Hardwood Hustle podcast and discussed his coaching philosophy, coaching career, and highlights from memorable moments at Bishop.  Coach Thompson's episode can be found here.  

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.