The 82nd annual Pontiac Holiday Tournament (Pontiac, IL) is the nation’s oldest.
Each December, huge crowds of high school hoops fans flock to this small midwestern town (pop. 12,000 ) where HS basketball legends are made.
While the best performer of the tournament was Cliff Alexander (Chicago Curie 2014), the most memorable play (perhaps in Pontiac history according to some locals), was this play by Joliet West (Joliet, IL) 6’2 senior guard Morris Dunnigan.
Down 14 at the half, Dunnigan tied the game going coast to coast and dunking over 6-9 Curie star center Cliff Alexander. Scoring 15 in the 3rd quarter, Dunnigan finished with 25 points.
Curie went on to win the game, finishing 3rd in the Tourney (after narrow loss to Chicago Simeon in semis).
Thanks to Jim Drengwitz and everyone at Pontiac High School and the 82nd annual Pontiac Holiday Tournament (pontiacholidaytournament.com).
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Photo credit: Patrick Gleason (Chicago Sun Times/seasonpass.com/hsbball.com).