The Rotary Roundball Classic typically features some of the country's top young basketball players - sophomores and juniors still undecided on where they will play college ball.
At North Charleston High School
Wings Academy vs. James Island, 11:30 a.m.
Goose Creek vs. West Ashley, 2:30 p.m.
Buford vs. Academic Magnet, 5:30 p.m.
North Gwinett vs. Summerville, 8:30 p.m.
Rotary International Bracket
Imhotep Charter vs. Pinewood Prep, 10 a.m.
Linden vs. Charleston Collegiate, 1 p.m.
Wando vs. Porter-Gaud, 4 p.m.
St. John's College vs. North Charleston, 7 p.m.
Carolina Invitational Girls Holiday Tournament
Butler, Ky. Vs. Ashley Ridge, 9:30 a.m.
Cheraw vs. Socastee, 11 a.m.
Greenville vs. Marlboro County, 12:30 p.m.
Northwood Academy vs. Mauldin, 2 p.m.
South Atlanta vs. Timberland, 3:30 p.m.
West Charlotte vs. Cane Bay, 5 p.m.
Douglass, Ga. Vs. Wando, 6:30 p.m.
Dracula, Ga. Vs. Hanahan, 8:30 p.m.
At Bishop England
Goose Creek vs. Pinewood Prep, 9:30 a.m.
Bullitt East, Ky. Vs. Summerville, 11 a.m.
Spartanburg vs. Union County, 12:30 p.m.
Centreville, Va. vs. Northwestern 2 p.m.
At Bishop England
Lake Mary, Fla. vs. Greebrier, Ga. 3:30 p.m.
Stephenson, Ga. Vs. Digital Harbor, Md., 5 p.m.
Mt. Tabor, N.C. vs. Bishop England, 6:30 p.m.
Wesleyan, Ga. Vs. Wet Mecklenburg, N.C., 8 p.m.
At St. John's
James Island Christian vs. Chas. Charter, 9:30 a.m.
Porter-Gaud vs. Palmetto Christian, 11 a.m.
First Baptist vs. Cross, 12:30 P.M.
St. John's vs. Trinity-Byrnes, 2 p.m.
At St. John's
Heathwood Hall vs. Bell Multicultral, 3:30 p.m.
West Ashley vs. Newark, Oh. 5 p.m.
Providence Day vs. T.C. Williams, Va., 6:30 p.m.
Ridge View vs. Salem, Va. 8 p.m.
At James Island
James Island vs. Baptist Hill, 9:30 a.m.
Stratford vs. Fort Dorchester, 11 a.m.
East Hall, Ga. Vs. St. James, 12:30 p.m.
Lee County, Ga. Vs. Berkeley, 2 p.m.
At James Island
Christianburg, Va. vs. Forsyth Country Day, 3:30 p.m.
Hedgesville, W.V. vs. North Myrle Beach, 5 p.m.
Augusta Christian vs. Westwood, 6:30 p.m.
Hammond vs. Seneca, 8 p.m.
But this year, the field is top-heavy with senior superstars.
"To me, what will define this year's tournament is the quality of the seniors, both locally and nationally," said Danny Kassis, who is responsible for bringing in out-of-state teams to compete in the Roundball Classic. "In my opinion, the teams that will challenge for the titles will have quality big men and major college players."
Among the basketball heavyweights in town for the 21st annual event that tips off Friday morning at North Charleston High School: Buford (Ga.) High School power forward Rakim Lukin, Linden (N.J.) star Quadri Moore, St. John (Washington, D.C.) College's Tre Campbell and teammate James Palmer.
Lukin has already committed to Connecticut, Moore is headed to Cincinnati, Campbell to Georgia and Palmer to Miami after high school graduation.
The Roundball Classic ranks among the top boys tournaments in the country. One of the biggest girls' tournaments nationally is the Carolina Invitational, which tips off Friday at four high schools - James Island, St. John's, Hanahan and Bishop England.
The Roundball Classic has a history of showcasing some of the top football talent in the country.
In 2010, Cincinnati Taft High won a bracket championship thanks to the play of Dwayne Stanford, who was named the tournament MVP, and Aldolphous Washington, who was named the Most Outstanding Player. Stanford is a promising sophomore wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks while Washington is a starting defensive end for Ohio State.
In 2011, Jabrill Peppers played in the Roundball Classic for Don Bosco Prep. He transferred to Paramus Catholic and is the No. 2 football player for the Class of 2014, according to Rivals Sports.
This year, Mitch Hyatt of North Gwinett is the latest football player to succeed on the basketball court. The tackle is the top football player in the Class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports. His top five schools include Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina, Louisville and Auburn.
This year's field includes 10 teams from the Palmetto State: Goose Creek, West Ashley, Wando, James Island, Academic Magnet, Summerville, Pinewood Prep, Charleston Collegiate, Porter-Gaud and North Charleston.
The out-of-state teams include Wings Academy out of the Bronx, Buford from Georgia and North Gwinnett from suburban Atlanta, Imhotep Charter of Philadelphia, Linden of Linden, N.J., and St. John's College, which is located in Washington, D.C.
The third annual Carolina Invitational Girls Holiday Tournament has grown at an amazing rate in just three years. This year's 64-team field makes it the second largest girls tournament in the country. Only the Nike tournament in Phoenix has more teams with an 80-squad field.
Four of ESPN's top 100 seniors will showcase their talent, including local players Dekeiya Cohen of West Ashley and Amber Campbell of Northwood Academy. Cohen is No. 40 on the list and has signed to play for Baylor. Campbell, the No. 61 player, is headed to Wake Forest.
The other two players nationally recognized are A'Ja Wilson of Heathwood Hall, arguably the top player in the nation, and Jatarie White of Providence Day. She will play for the University of South Carolina.
This year's event will be held at four venues, with two divisions per site. Hanahan High will be the host for the Atlantic Division and Coastal Division brackets. James Island will host the River and Battery Divisions, while Bishop England will host the Island and Palmetto Divisions. St. John's is the venue for the Harbor and Patriot Divisions.
Twenty-three local girls teams will compete: Wando, West Ashley, Baptist Hill, St Johns, Porter Gaud, James Island Charter, James Island Christian, Palmetto Christian, Northwood Academy, Charleston Math and Science, First Baptist, Hanahan, Bishop England, Cross, Timberland, Cane Bay, Goose Creek, Stratford, Berkeley, Fort Dorchester, Summerville, Ashley Ridge and Pinewood Prep.
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