Posted On: 12/23/20 6:00 AM

In our Top 12 Holiday Tournaments Series we dive into twelve of our favorite holiday events to attend during what would be one of our favorite times of the year upcoming!  We examine the atmosphere at each event, favorite memory, and top team/sleeper for mythical 2020 tournament.  Here is Part 1!




One of the fun things about each event is how much pride each takes in their tournament.  Centralia is home of the winningest basketball program in the nation.  They are also very proud of their holiday tournament.  You can’t sit down five minutes without a local telling you about it.  Centralia has one of the nicest gyms in the entire state as well.


Favorite Memory

The first thing that jumps to mind is watching BJ Young and Jordan Granger blow up right in front of our eyes for McCluer North back in the day.  Also EJ Liddell completely dominating the event for multiple years with Belleville West.


Top Team in 2020

Based on last years bracket the favorite coming in would have been Evanston.  Blake Peters and Ola Ajiboye would have brought star power to the event this year.


Sleeper in 2020


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