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SoCalHoops Tournament News

Plenty Of Other Top National
Tournaments This Week--(Dec. 25, 2001)

We don't have the time (nor the inlcination) to do extensive research and stories on each one of what many consider the other "top" tournaments taking place throughout the country this week featuring some of the better players from around the U.S., but in case any of you out there feel the urge to find out what else is happening this week, here's a list of some of the better tournaments not taking place in California or which don't feature teams from the SoCal region.  We can't hope to cover them all, so we won't, but if you are interested, you can find news, scores and other tidbits about these tournaments at most of the sites featured in our "Recruiting" links section. 

Among the top tournaments (links to tournament sites, where available) are:

Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC, December 26th-30th-No SoCal teams playing, but the organizers have invited some truly talented teams from all over, and they've got one of the nicest websites around. And besides that, on Thursday, they'll have a great matchup of two of the best point guards in the country:  NY Lincoln's Sebastian Telfair going head to head with Latta (SC) point guard Raymond Felton who has signed with North Carolina.  For those who weren't lucky enough to be at ABCD Camp this past summer, this will be a great matchup.

Whataburger Basketball Tournament in Ft. Worth, TX, December 26th-30th--No Bishop Montgomery this year (they won it last year) and it looks like all Texas teams, but it still is very competitive.

Arby' Basketball Classic at Tennessee High School in Bristol, TN, December 26th-30th--Interesting website.  

The rest (list courtesy of our friend Clark Francis at the HoopScoop, who compiled it with some help from our other friend, Eddie Oliver at HoopsUSA.com--major tournaments have been highlighted in blue):

Proviso West Holiday Classic at Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL, December 26th-29th
Huntsville Times Classic in Huntsville, AL, December 26th-28th
Ashland Invitational Classic in Ashland, KY, December 26th-29th
Cactus Jam Classic in Phoenix, AZ, December 26th-29th
Deep South Classic in Snellville, GA, December 26th-29th
Gilbert Holiday Classic in Gilbert, AZ, December 26th-29th
Greenwood Blue and Gold Classic in Springfield, MO, December 26th-29th
Hooters Holiday Classic in St. Petersburg, FL, December 26th-29th
Kentucky Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, KY, December 26th-29th
Magic City Classic in Birmingham, AL, December 26th-29th
Owensboro Invitational in Owensboro, KY, December 26th-29th
Peach State Holiday Classic in Atlanta, GA, December 26th-30th
Bank One Classic in Lake Charles, LA, December 27th-29th
Capital City Classic in Columbia, SC, December 27th-29th
Celriver Holiday Classic at the Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, SC, December 27th-29th
Centralia Holiday Classic in Centralia, IL, December 27th-29th
Gilbert Holiday Invitational in Gilbert, AZ, December 27th-29th
Glaxo Wellcome Holiday Classic in Raleigh, NC, December 27th-29th
Poplar Bluff Showdown in Poplar Bluff, MO, December 27th-29th
Red Cross Rotary Classic in Charleston, SC, December 27th-29th
Rim Rocker Classic in Middle Island, NY, December 27th-29th
Stop DWI Classic in Binghamton, NY, December 27th-29th
Great Kentucky Shootout in Louisville, KY, December 28th-30th


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