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Long Beach Poly Playing In Utah This Week
@ Ragu Classic--(Dec. 4, 2001)

We just received a note from our friends Greg Perry (from Nevada), and Clark Francis (from the HoopScoopOnline), each independent of the other, about a new inaugural tournament called the "Ragu Classic" which will take place this week in Orem, Utah at the McKay Events Center on the campus of Utah Valley State College.  Among the teams will be Long Beach Poly, along with several other top west coast high school programs (e.g., Mercer Island, etc).  Here's the press release:

The inaugural Ragu Classic will take place this week at the McKay Events Center (8,500 capacity), on the campus of Utah Valley St. College, in Orem, UT. The event will pit five teams from outside the state of Utah against one another and against top Utah teams in a series of games over three days.

Thursday, December 6
3:30 PM Layton, UT, Northridge vs. North Forsyth, NC
5:15 PM Mercer Island, WA vs. Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring
7:00 PM Orem, UT, Mountain View vs. Long Beach, CA, Poly
8:45 PM Salt Lake City Judge Memorial vs. Metarie, LA, East Jefferson

Friday, December 7
3:30 PM Provo, UT vs. Metarie, LA, East Jefferson
5:15 PM South Jordan, UT, Bingham vs. North Forsyth, NC
7:00 PM Kaysville, UT, Davis vs. Mercer Island, WA
8:45 PM Long Beach, CA, Poly vs. Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring

Saturday, Decmber 8
Noon Sandy, UT, Alta vs. Taylorsville, UT (girls)
2:00 PM St. George, UT, Pine View vs. Metarie, LA, East Jefferson
3:45 PM Sandy, UT, Brighton vs. Mercer Island, WA
5:30 PM Riverton, UT vs. Long Beach, CA, Poly
7:15 PM Sandy, UT, Alta vs. Roanoke, VA, Cave Spring
9:00 PM Orem, UT, Timpanogos vs. North Forsyth, NC

Top players include:

6-5 SR Matt Emadi, Layton Northridge
6-10 JR Stefan Zimmerman, Orem Mountain View (Utah recruit)
6-5 JR Joe Sasich, Salt Lake City Judge Memorial
6-4 SR Josh Newbold, South Jordan Bingham
6-5 JR Chase Alvey, Sandy Alta
6-5 JR Andy Palmer, St. George Pine View
6-5 JR Brad Garrett, St. George Pine View
6-6 SR McCade Olsen, Riverton
6-4 SR J.J. Redick, Roanoke Cave Spring (Duke recruit)
6-4 SR Mike Drum, North Forsyth
6-1 SR Duke Biggers, Mercer Island
6-7 SR Marcedes Lewis, Long Beach Poly (UCLA football)
6-6 SR Reggie Butler, Long Beach Poly
6-6 SR Bobby Jones, Long Beach Poly
5-11 SR Carlos Rivers, Long Beach Poly

We'll try and track down the results during the tournament to see how the local guys are performing against some of the teams they'll be facing.   Stay tuned.

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