The Torrey Pines High School Holiday Prep Classic, sponsored by Asics, returns for its 22nd year and will be back in the national, regional and local high school boys’ basketball spotlights on Dec. 26-30.
Tournaments in five divisions are on tap, with games held at Torrey Pines (National Division), La Costa Canyon (American), Westview (Governor’s), Cathedral Catholic (Senator’s) and Rancho Bernardo (Mayor’s) high schools.
National power Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic is the top seed in the National Division, which also includes squads from host Torrey Pines and Lincoln, as well as squads from Texas and Washington.
Many of California’s very best teams this season, including San Jose Mitty, La Verne Lutheran and Sacramento Sheldon, area also part of the National field.
Among the best players in the division are Joe Rahon (Torrey Pines), twins Tyree and Tyrel Robinson (Lincoln), Grant Jerrett (La Verne Lutheran), Aaron Gordon (San Jose Mitty), Nick Stover (L.A. Westwind), Charles Sanders (Houston St. Thomas Catholic), along with James Robinson and Jeremi Grant (DeMatha).
Defending San Diego Division I champion La Costa Canyon, led by future San Diego State Aztec Matt Shrigley, is the top seed in the American Division.
The 2011 event will also include a special session on Monday, Dec. 26, with some of San Diego’s top programs playing at Torrey Pines High School to kick off the tournament action:
5:25 POWAY VS LA COSTA CANYON
7:00 TORREY PINES VS CATHEDRAL
8:35 LINCOLN VS ARMY/NAVY
Tickets can be purchased at the events the day of the event. For more information, schedules and times, visit www.theholidayclassic.org.