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Reebok Las Vegas Holiday Prep
Classic Again Set Dec. 18-21--(Oct. 30, 2000)

reebokunsmall.gif (4602 bytes) What:   Reebok Las Vegas Holiday Prep Classic
When:   December 18-21, 2000
Where:   Durango HS & Green Valley HS, Las Vegas
Who:   Top US & International Teams

We're not sure we're actually going to call ourselves the "Unofficial" site of the Reebok Holiday Prep Classic, principally because we're not sure just how much time we're going to devote to this thing this year, what with the Rim Rattler Holiday Prep Classic taking place at the same time here in Long Beach.   There is actually an official site of sorts, which is one of the Rivals.com sites and they will be posting the official game results so everyone can keep track of what's going on if we miss a beat.  We're still planning on being in Vegas for at least one day, possibly more, of the tournament, but with no Best in the West this year, and the new Rim Rattler Tournament going head-to-head at the Pyramid in Long Beach, it's going to be tough to be everywhere at once.

Keep in mind that the list of teams was developed and published in May of 2000, and there have obviously been some changes, not the least of which is that Emmanuel Christian, from Durham, NC, doesn't exist any longer, having a lifespan of about two months from the time the tiny school opened until it closed.   Many thought this would happen, but it will really impact this tournament, and the long-awaited matchup of some of the ex-Mt. Zion players with the Oak Hill guys will just not happen this year.  And those Mt. Zion guys who decided to stay at Mt. Zion and not follow the rest to Emmanuel, will be in Long Beach at the Rim Rattler Tournament.   Oh well, there's still Oak Hill v. Mater Dei to look forward to. . . 

In any event, here is the list of teams coming.    We've broken out the SoCal teams separately so you can see which ones will be there.  Here's the SoCal list, followed by the overall list:

SoCal Teams playing in the Reebok Holiday Prep Classic

Burbank Burbank, CA Lincoln Prep San Diego, CA
Canyon Anaheim, CA Marina Huntington Beach,CA
Capistrano Valley Mission Viejo,CA Mater Dei Santa Ana, CA
Cleveland Reseda,CA N. Hollywood N. Hollywood, CA
Crescenta Valley LaCrescenta,CA Rancho Bernardo San Diego, CA
Daniel Murphy Los Angeles,CA San Clemente San Clemente, CA
Fremont Los Angeles,CA Sylmar Sylmar, CA
Harvard-Westlake N. Hollywood, CA Venice Venice, CA
LACES Los Angeles,CA

Overall Participant List:

Arlington Co. Day Sch Jacksonville, FL Lincoln Prep San Diego, CA
Bishop Gorman Las Vegas, NV Lodi Lodi, CA
Bonanza Las Vegas, NV Marina Huntington Beach,CA
Bonnabel Kenner, LA Mater Dei Santa Ana, CA
Booker T. Washington Tulsa, OK Moapa Valley Overton, NV
Burbank Burbank, CA Modesto Christian Modesto, CA
Canyon Anaheim, CA Mojave Las Vegas, NV
Capistrano Valley Mission Viejo,CA Mountain View Mesa, AZ
Centennial Las Vegas, NV N. Hollywood N. Hollywood, CA
Chaparral Las Vegas, NV Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson,VA
Cimarron-Memorial Las Vegas, NV Palmer Palmer, AK
Clear Lake Houston,TX Palo Verde Las Vegas, NV
Cleveland Reseda,CA Parkview Baptist Baton Rouge, LA
Crescenta Valley LaCrescenta,CA Payson Payson, UT
Daniel Murphy Los Angeles,CA Penn Hills Pittsburgh, PA
Denver East Denver, CO Perry Central Hazard, KY
Desert Pine Las Vegas, NV Philip Pocok Ontario, Canada
Douglas Minden, NV Rancho Bernardo San Diego, CA
Durango Las Vegas, NV Rancho  Las Vegas, NV
Emanuel Academy Durham, NC St. Mary's Manhasset, NY
Foothill Henderson, NV St. Mary's Phoenix,AZ
Fremont Los Angeles,CA San Clemente San Clemente, CA
Georgetown Georgetown, TX Silverado Las Vegas, NV
George Washington Denver, CO Smokey Hill Aurora, CO
Green Valley Henderson, NV Socastee Myrtle Beach, SC
Harvard-Westlake N. Hollywood, CA South Mountain Phoenix,AZ
Hitchcock Hitchcock, TX Sylmar Sylmar, CA
Hopkinsville Hopkinsville, KY Valley Las Vegas, NV
Houston Christian Houston, TX Cyprus Magna, Utah
Kalaheo Kailua, HI Venice Venice, CA
Killeen Killeen, TX Virgin Valley Mesquite, NV
LACES Los Angeles,CA Walker Walker, LA
Lanier San Antonio, TX Western Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV Wilson Florence, SC

Again, remember that this period of time in December in Las Vegas is a busy time period.  Not so busy that good rooms aren't available (who really wants to be in a hotel in Vegas just before the Christmas holidays, really?), but because of the numbers of teams and fans in town for this tournament, some of the more moderately priced hotels do book up early, so if you are planning on attending, make your reservations early.

See you there. . . . maybe.

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