Where To Be…Cause We Will Be There?!
Matt S. RodriguezMatt Rodriguez is originally from the Bay Area but now resides in Southern California which has become the mecca of basketball mixtapes as that is where Ballislife really progressed and became what it is today. He grew up on 90's basketball and knows the dream team would own the wannadream team. "The greatest reward I've won is the team that I am surrounded by" - Matt Rodriguez
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The high school season is in full speed ahead. With that being said, we just want to inform you avid basketball fans where we will be at this month!
#1. City Of Palms(Dec. 16-21)- Hands down the best high school basketball tournament in the country. Year in and year out this event pulls in the countries best talent and has them go head to head in Fort Myers, FL. Countless NBA players have played in this event with media outlets coming in from all over the country to check in on the nations best. Last year we saw Austin Rivers, now at Duke, draw huge crowds and put on an unforgettable show throughout the event. Check out the highlights below.
#2. Beach Ball Classic (Dec. 27-31) – Headlining the event will be Bishop Gorman with the #1 player in the country, Shabazz Muhammaed. The battle for #1 in 2013 might be on display if Prestwood (Julius Randle) and Whitney Young (Jabari Parker) both win their games on Wednesday (December 28). They would face off on Thursday (December 29) which could showcase one of the best battles of #1’s in a long time as both players are highly skilled athletic pf’s.
Check out the schedule at Beachballclassic.com
#3. Chick Fil-A Classic – This year boasting teams such as Oak Hill Academy, La Verne Lutheran, Christ School, United Faith Christian Academy, Word Of God and more. This event is listed as the #3 tournament in the country by many behind the Beach Ball Classic and the City of palms.
Check out the highlights from last year: 2010 Chick Fil A Classic Highlights
#4. HighschoolOT.com Holiday Invitational (Dec. 27-30) – Year in and Year out one of the top tournies not only in North Carolina but in the country. This year headlining the event is Rodney Purvis whom is ranked in the top 5 of just about every national recruiting board in the country.
Check out the schedule at holidayinvitational.com
Montay Brandon – Class of 2012, Josh Newkirk – Class of 2013, THEO PINSON – CLASS OF 2014,Anton Gill – Class of 2013, Aaron Rountree – Class of 2012, Kaleb Tarczewski – Class of 2012, RASHEED SULAIMON – Class of 2012, ANDREW WHITE – Class of 2012, Madison Jones – Class of 2012
#5. Torrey Pines Holiday Classic (Dec. 27-30) – The 22nd Annual Holiday Classic is always a great event. It’s definitely the best basketball tournament in the state of California and has featured many many many NBA players such as Jrue Holiday, Demar Derozan, Kyire Irving, Jordan Hamilton, Jeremy Tyler and tons of Elite Division 1 college players. This Holiday classic looks to be another stellar event as it features the likes of Archbishop Mitty (Aaron Gordon), Taft, DeMatha, La Verne Lutheran, Windward and always a crowd favorite Compton High School.
Check out the schedule at: theholidayclassic.org
#6. Mission Prep Christmas Classic (Dec. 16-20) –
The 13th Annual Mission Prep Christmas Classic will feature top HS players such as:
Robert Upshaw 6’11 C 2012 San Joaquin Memorial HS (Fresno, CA) KANSAS ST COMMIT
Staphon Blair 6’8 C 2012 Dillard HS (Fort Lauderdale, FL) CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMIT
Matt Shrigley 6’6 SF 2012 La Costa Canyon HS (San Diego, CA) SAN DIEGO ST COMMIT
Mitch Brewe 6’8 PF 2012 Seattle Prep HS (Seattle, WA) UCSB COMMIT
Cole Huff 6’7 SF 2012 Campbell Hall HS (North Hollywood, CA) NEVADA COMMIT
D.J. Fenner 6’6 SF 2013 Seattle Prep HS (Seattle, WA)
Shaqquan Aaron 6’8 SF 2014 Taft HS (Woodland Hills, CA)
Cameron Walker 6’6 SF 2015 Righetti HS (Santa Maria, CA)
Aaron Holiday 5’10 SG 2015 Campbell Hall HS (North Hollywood, CA)