The 25th annual Under Armour Holiday Classic basketball tournament is being hosted Dec. 26-30 by Torrey Pines High School. Seventy-two high school teams from nine states and Canada will be competing in five divisions.
Teams in the tournament include Corona Centennial, Fairfax and Redondo Union, all ranked in the top 20 in California by Cal-Hi Sports. Top players include Loyola senior Max Hazzard, MVP of last year’s Holiday Classic (committed to UC Irvine), Foothills Christian junior TJ Leaf (committed to Arizona), Lawndale seniors Chimezie Metu and Brodricks Jones (committed to USC and SDSU, respectively), Prime Prep Junior Terrance Ferguson and Redondo Union sophomore Billy Preston.
National Division (top division) games will be played at Torrey Pines High School. Tickets are $10 per day for adults and students, $8 for seniors and children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Four-day passes are available at a discount the first day. (Note: No games will be played Sunday, Dec. 28).
American Division games will be played at La Costa Canyon, Governor’s Division at Carlsbad, Senator’s Division at Santa Fe Christian, and Mayor’s Division at La Jolla Country Day. Tickets at those four sites will be $8 per day for adults and students, $6 for seniors and children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Four-day passes are available at a discount the first day, and an all-tournament, all-site pass is available for $40.
For information on the tournament, including schedules, brackets, directions to each site and the full list of teams participating, visit theholidayclassic.org.