Some of the players who have played in the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort Seahawk Holiday Classic over the years are names any sports fan – and plenty of non-fans – would recognize. Names like Steph Curry and A.J. Green, for example.
Whether there’s a future NBA or NFL star in this year’s field is yet to be seen, but hoop heads will be treated to some first-class basketball at Hilton Head Island High School from Thursday through Saturday.
The 31st annual tournament brings eight boys and eight girls teams from Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina to Hilton Head for 24 games over three days of action. Play begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with Beaufort High facing New Hanover (N.C.) in the girls bracket
Ticket prices are $8 per day or $20 for a three-day tournament pass. Hilton Head High School students may use their student ID’s or booster club passes for $4 daily tickets or $10 for a tournament pass.
(team information compiled by Sean Rochester)
Miramar (Fla.) [8-1] Led by three seniors: Immanuel Crump (6-7 guard) averaging 17 PPG and ranked top 100 in the state of Florida, has offers from Loyola Marymount, and interest from nine other programs…Jamir Moore (6-5 guard) averaging 13 PPG, has an offer from Tennessee Tech, and interest from 14 other programs…Damian Miller (6-5 guard) averaging 16 PPG, with interest from six programs.
Marvin Ridge (N.C.) [7-3] Conference runner-up and a playoff team the past two seasons. They are led by seniors Harrison Brown (6-2 guard) and Connor Ryan (6-4 forward) averaging 10 PPG, and Riley Berrey (6-5 post) averaging 9 PPG, with David Vogt (5-10 guard) running the point with nearly 6 assists per game.
West Orange (Fla.) [2-3] District runner-up last season. Led by Troy-commit senior KJ Simon (6-3 point guard) 18 PPG, 6 RPG, 6 APG and 2 SPG, senior Tyler Yorke (6-3 guard) 12 PPG and 6 RPG, junior DJ Harding (6-5 forward) 13 PPG, 8 RPG, 2 BPG, senior Elijah Jackson (6-4 center) 8 PPG and 10 RPG, and junior Judah Collins (6-1 guard) 7 PPG and 4 APG.
Whale Branch [3-3] Led by seniors Robert Alston, Xavier Bryan, Richard Campbell, Roshard Campbell and Deshawn Fields.
Robertsdale (Ala.) [2-10] Led by senior Caden Willingham (6-0 guard) 13 PPG, junior Romaro Settles (6-1 guard) 8 PPG, and senior Shelton Deen (6-4 forward) 8 PPG. Both seniors are college basketball prospects.
Academic Magnet (S.C.) [5-4] Led by Bryson Rose, who holds the record for 2nd most 3-point makes in a season in South Carolina history (123) – along with a game-high record of 10 3-point makes.
Silverdale Academy (TN) [4-5] District runner-up last season.
Hilton Head High [4-3] Led by seniors Chris Washington (forward) 14.2 PPG, 6 RPG, 3 SPG…Trevor Wright (guard) 10.4 PPG, 6 RPG, 2.4 APG, 4 SPG…Lance Jackson (guard) 7.8 PPG, 5.6 APG, 3 SPG…Davis Molloy (guard) 6.2 PPG, 5 RPG
(team information compiled by Sean Rochester)
New Hanover (N.C.) [4-0] A 26-4 team last year, this team is led by three seniors who were all-conference guards from last season: Azariah FIelds (5-5 point guard) averaging 19 PPG, 9 APG, 6 SPG, and Amani Muhammad (5-7 guard) averaging 21 PPG, 6 APG, 8 SPG – both have multiple college offers. Michelle Jacobs (5-5 guard) averaging 16 PPG, 4 RPG, 6 APG, 4 SPG.
Beaufort High [5-4] Young team led by junior Darien Watkins (5-6 guard) 14.1 PPG, Layla Warren (5-6 guard) 7 PPG & 4 APG, and Brittany Linton (5-9 guard) 7 PPG & 4 RPG.
Elizabethton (Tenn.) [3-8] Young team who plays hard. Replaced their coach about a week ago. Team who a state championship two
Wilson (S.C.) [6-0] State runner-up in 4A last season, Wilson is led by Loyal McQueen (5-7 soph) averaging 23.7 PPG, along
with D’asia Gregg (6-3 senior) 12.3 PPG, Jada Nowlin (5-10 junior) 10.7 PPG, and Kiashia Jones (5-4 junior) 10.3
Bishop Verot (Fla.) [7-3] District champion last season, led by Catherine Reszel (soph) 10.7 PPG, 3.0 SPG…Claire Woolam (junior)
14.9 PPG, 4.3 APG…Charlotte Terry (junior) 17.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG.
Miramar (Fla.) [7-1] Led by seniors Oriana Manhertz (5-8 guard) 17.5 PPG, Unique Tate (5-6 guard) 16.8 PPG, junior Geryln Smith (6-1 forward) 10 PPG 9 RPG, and sophomore Jennah Bharath (5-9 forward) 10 RPG.
Silverdale Academy (Tenn.) [7-4] Led by senior Maddie Caldwell 16 PPG and 11 RPG.
Hilton Head High [2-5] Led by sophomore Miley Ray 10.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.8 APG, 2.0 SPG…and junior Trinity Feltner 4.7 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, 2.7 SPG.
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