Holiday tournaments are a great way for high school teams to test themselves against out-of-league talent.
This weekend, quite a few NYCHoops.net ranked and bubble New York teams are gearing up for in-state and out-of-state tournaments. Here's a listing of the ones we're keeping an eye on.
Christ the King HS has traveled to South Carolina to participate in the Chick-Fil-A Classic. The Royals, who are ranked #1 (NYC) by NYCHoops.net will start out playing Blanche Ely (FL) on Thursday evening. This will be CK first test against out-of-state schools.
South Shore is currently in Kentucky playing in the King of Blue Grass tournament. In their last endeavor against out-of-state teams, the Vikings came up short. This evening's game against local talent PRP will hopefully be the road towards redemption. South Shore is currently ranked #3.
East NY Transit Tech at Golden Tiger Roundball Classic (PA)
Holy Cross High School at Catholic School Showcase (MA)
On Saturday, ranked and bubble school teams play in the Wadleigh/Rucker Christmas Classic
Location: 215 West 114th Street
9:00am -W.H.E.E.L.S. vs. Brooklyn HS of Law & Technology
10:45am - Wadleigh vs. Brooklyn Collegiate
12:30pm - Mount Vernon vs. Bishop Loughlin
2:15pm - Iona Prep vs. New Rochelle
4:00pm - Xaverian vs. Curtis HS
5:45pm - Thurgood Marshall vs. Bayside
Another event that features bubble teams will be the City Legendz Invitational at the Gauchos Gym.
Location: 478 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, New York 10451
Thursday December 20th
5:00pm -New Rochelle vs. Manhattan Center (Harlem)
6:30pm - Lee Academy(Maine) vs. Redemption Academy(Troy, NY)
7:00pm - Satellite (Bronx) vs. Putnam Science (Conn)
Friday December 21, 2012
4:30pm - Rucker HS (Bronx) vs. Bayside (Queens)
6:00pm - Thurgood Marshall (Harlem) vs. Scanlan (Bronx)
7:30pm - Lee Academy (Maine) vs. Macduffie (Mass)