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STATE and NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

We will be updating this page with the latest tournament information as it becomes available for the 2004-2005 season.

  • City of Palms Classic, Fort Myers, Florida
    December 18 - 23, 2003

    The City of Palms Classic has become one of the premier invitational tournaments in the nation. Donnie Wilkie brings together a field of national teams and Florida teams for some great basketball. This year's tournament features several national powerhouses that include Los Angeles' Westchester and Dallas, TX Seagoville. The addition of LSU Lab will provide a good look at Glenn "Big Baby" Davis.
    Out of state teams:
    Birmingham Parker (AL), Bremerton (WA), LSU Lab, Baton Rouge (LA), Camden Wilcox Central (AL), Dallas Seagoville (TX), Lexington Catholic (KY), Los Angeles Westchester (CA), South Gwinnett (GA), Toledo St. John's (OH)
    Florida teams:
    Brandon, Fort Myers High, Jacksonville Raines, Naples, Punta Gorda (Charlotte), Winter Haven

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  • Kingdom of the Sun, Ocala, Florida
    December 26th - 31th, 2003

    "The Kingdom" remains high on a list of sports events that draw state, national and international sports fans to the Ocala area. Jim Haley does an excellent job of getting quality teams to this yearly tournament. This year's tournament features the following lineup: (Last year's record and number of returning starters)
    Out of state teams:
    Columbia, Decatur, GA (20-6/5), Bakersfield, CA (na/3), Washington Union, Fresno, CA (25-4/5), Fairdale, KY (15-10/4), Tabor Academy, MA, Mitchell, Memphis, TN (21-11/5),St. Andrews, Burlington, RI, Grand Bahama Catholic, Freeport, Bahamas
    Florida teams:
    Admiral Farragut Academy (32-3/4), Inverness - Citrus (26-3/3), Hernando - Brooksville (10-17/4), Berkley Prep (20-9/5), Citra - North Marion (14-15/2), Miami Senior (24-8/0), John I. Leonard (26-3/4), Ocala Vanguard (23-8/2)
  • Zoned Out Shootout, Hialeah, Florida
    December 18-20, 2003

    A brand new state tournament from In The Zone Sports, Inc. featuring several top Florida teams in an eight team format. Rodolfo "Rudy" Rodriguez-Chomat, president and CEO, is promising some great basketball as last year's Class A finalist Brevard Christian will be present along with a potent and athletic Key West team. This should be a great pre-Christmas tournament for Florida schools.
    Participating teams include:
    Pahokee, Brevard Christian, Kennett (Pa.), Key West, American, Southridge, South Dade, North Miami Beach


    December 19-23, 2003

    The Rock Holiday Classic features a great field of teams that includes North Broward Prep, one of the best Class 3A teams in the state and probably the best team in Broward County, Perry County Central, a top rated team from Kentucky and more. This tournament has a field of 16 and begins play on Friday with games being played at North Broward Prep's main campus on Lyons Road, North Broward Prep's Coral Springs campus and Westminster Academy.

    Participating in-of-state teams include:
    American Heritage, Oak Ridge, Cardinal Gibbons, North Broward Prep, Chaminade, Westminster Academy, Palmer Trinity, Flanagan, Monarch

    Participating out-of-state teams include:
    Longwood (NY), Provo (UT), Perry County Central (KY), Jackson County (KY), Episcopal (LA), Bourbon County (KY), Hatboro Horsham (PA),
    The games on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday will all be played at the North Broward Prep Coconut Creek Campus. For more information, call North Broward Prep's Sports Information Director Pat Chichester at 954-494-2552.

  • Don Kelso/Closetmaid Lady Cat Holiday Classic, Ocala, Florida
    December 26-30, 2003

    The Ladycat Holiday Classic has been around since 1990. This year's tournament will feature 16 top Florida teams. Several Division I players to look for will be Gulliver Prep's Sylvia Fowles, Pine Ridge's Kisya Killingsworth, and Lakewood's Jainaba Phillips .
    Participating teams include:
    Gulliver Prep, Norland, Monsignor Pace, Winter Haven, Pine Ridge, FAMU High, Boone, University, Lakewood, Florida High, West Port, Martin County, Oak Hall, North Marion, South Sumter, and host Forest High School.

  • Kreul Classic
    December 19-23, 2003

    The Kreul, located in Coral Springs, Florida, is a national high school basketball tournament featuring 16 boys and 16 girls teams from across the country. In its 14-year history, high profile teams from 19 states, Canada, and the Bahamas have had the opportunity to showcase their talent. Top contenders reaching the finals further benefit from the exceptional exposure through regionally televised coverage on Sunshine Network, a Florida Fox Sports affiliate.
    Participating teams include:

    Boys: Coral Springs (FL), St. Thomas Aquinas (FL), Boyd Anderson (FL), Monsignor Pace (FL), William T. Dwyer (FL), Bishop McGuinness (NC), Long Beach Polytechnic (CA), St. Dominic (NY), Blanche Ely (FL), PK Yonge (FL), Boynton Beach (FL), Canyon del Oro (AZ), Deerfield Beach (FL), Bradenton-Manatee (FL), Grace King (LA), JP Taravella (FL).
    Girls: Coral Springs (FL), St. Thomas Aquinas (FL), Monsignor Pace (FL), Melbourne Central Catholic (FL), Booker T. Washington (TN), J.P. Taravella (FL), Deerfield Beach (FL), Northern Secondary (Canada), William T. Dwyer (FL), Pope John Paul II (FL), Tampa Bay Technical (FL), Venice (FL), Westlake (GA), P.K. Yonge (FL), Marietta (GA), Merritt Island (FL).

  • Inaugural Outback Invitational, Tampa, FL
    December 19-22, 2003

    The Inaugural Outback Invitational at Berkeley Preparatory, Tampa, FL features an 8 team format with 3 days of basketball to attend. The host team, Berkeley Prep, features senior Spiros Ferderigos. He is a promising candidate for college basketball.
    Participating teams include:
    Berkeley Preparatory, Cardinal Mooney, St. Petersburg High, Kissimmee Gateway, Land 'O' Lakes, Florida Christian, Avon Park, and Tarpon Springs.

  • Beach Ball Classic, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    December 26 - 31, 2003

    The Beach Ball Classic is recognized as the only high school athletic and academic tournament in the nation. While also being honored as America's Finest Holiday Invitational Tournament, this year the BBC will feature the #1 and #2 point guards in the country along with the #2 ranked two guard. Also at least 4 of the nation's top 25 teams will be featured along with several others knocking at the door.

  • Slam Dunk to the Beach, Lewes, Delaware
    December 26 - 31, 2003

    The Slam is now rated by every knowledgable basketball publication and analyst in the country as the nations most outstanding high school holiday tournament. Top teams always abound in the Slam Dunk To The Beach.
  • Mission Prep Christmas Classic, San Luis Obispo, California
    December 19-23, 2003

    The 5th Annual Beach Mission Prep Christmas Classic has provided some good tournaments through its first few years. Florida Schools attending this year include a quality Arlington Country Day squad as well as up and coming Miami Senior. A couple of familiar names in Laurinburg Charter and Mt. Zion will help provide some quality competition for this pre-Christmas classic.
    Participating California teams include:
    Our Savior New American, Centerreach, NY, Bishop McNamara, Forestville, MD, Chaminade, Los Angeles, CA, Morro Bay, Morro Bay, CA, St. Joseph, Santa Maria, CA, Campolindo, Moraga, CA, Modesto Christian, Modesto, CA, Monte Vista, Danville, CA, Horizon, San Diego, CA, Garces, Bakersfield, CA, Washington Union, Fresno, CA Crenshaw, Los Angeles, CA, Valley, Sacramento, CA, Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA, Fremont, Oakland, CA, and host Mission Prep, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Participating Out-of-state teams include:
    North Laurel, London, KY, Florida Prep, Bradenton, FL, Franklin, Seattle, WA, Paul VI, Fairfax, VA, Mt. Zion, Durham, NC, Laurinburg Charter, Laurinburg, NC, Miami Senior, Miami, FL, Arlington Country Day, Jacksonville, FL


  • Maui Summer Classic, Maui, Hawaii
    July 26-31, 2005
    USSSA sanctioned tournament for boys' and girl's 6th-12th grade organized by Michael Bradley's On The Ball Youth Basketball organization. The 2004 youth tournament hosted thirty-eight teams from Maine, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Phoenix, Colorado, California and Washington.

  • MidSummer Nights' Madness Girls' (MSNM) Basketball Tournaments
    Please check the website for individual tournament dates.
    MidSummer Nights' Madness Girls' Basketball Tournaments draw teams from more than 30 states and Canada each year. At least 150 college basketball recruiting personnel view these events. Though NCAA Certification is only granted on a year-by-year basis, EVERY MSNM Basketball Tournament has been certified.
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