DETROIT — Ten games, two days, the best High School Basketball Invitational in the State of Michigan which will not only feature some of the best players and teams but also some of the best coaches in the state. Over the course of two days fans will witness the likes of defending Class “A” State Champions the Cowboys of Western International led by Brailen Neely, the Class “B” runners-up the Trojans of Henry Ford led by All Stater James Towns, Justin Turner from Renaissance, Jalen Martin from Chandler Park, Leonard Silas from Cass Tech, and standout player from East English, Karmari Newman. We will witness the homecoming of two High School legends Steve Hall and Latonya Tate returning to coach at their Alma Mater Cass Tech. We also have the number one Girl’s player Kysre Gondrezick in the State of Michigan leads the Tigers of Benton Harbor against the Lady Technicians of Cass Tech. Old scores will be settled when we host “the Battle of Kelly Road” where the Eagles of Chandler Park take on their down street rival the Tars of Denby. In addition we have five of the top ten teams, boys and girls, in the state doing battle. Western, East English Village, Renaissance, Henry Ford and Benton Harbor are rated. Five games per day with an all-day ticket costing only $10. That works out to only two dollars per game. We are also featuring stellar coaches like Raphael Peterson from CMA, George Ward from King High School, former PSL and Chandler Park coach, Derrick Walton Sr. from St. Clair Shores Lake Shore, former All State and college All American Lisa Gondrezick from Benton Harbor, Ken Flowers from Henry Ford, former Frederick Douglass coach Nkwane Young who has taken over the reins of Wayne Memorial, and best rated coach in Detroit, from Western, Derrick McDowell.
All this will take place at Cass Technical High School, 2501 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202.
December 26 and 27
Saturday, December 26th
|BOYS||CMA VS. COMMUNITY H.S.||11:00 AM|
|BOYS||KING VS SOUTHFIELD||1:00 PM|
|BOYS||CASS TECH VS. U PREP||3:00 PM|
|BOYS||RENAISSANCE VS. WAYNE MEMORIAL||5:00 PM|
|BOYS||HENRY FORD VS. FARMINGTON||7:00 PM|
Sunday, December 27th
|BOYS||OSBORN VS. SCS LAKESHORE||11:00 AM|
|BOYS||DENBY VS. CHANDLER PARK||1:00 PM|
|GIRLS||CASS TECH VS. BENTON HARBOR||3:00 PM|
|BOYS||EAST ENGLISH VS. JOHN GLENN||5:00 PM|
|BOYS||WESTERN VS. LANSING EVERETT||7:00 PM|
We also would like to thank sponsors and contributors who have helped make this a successful event. Fans will be able to receive some of these great giveaways for fan appreciation:
- McDonalds Area Operators – 20 Arch cards
- Slows Bar-B-Q – Gift certificates
- MGM Grand Detroit – 1 complimentary Weekend stay & dinner for six
- Red Lobster Warren – Gift certificates
- Robinson Furniture – a set of 1800 thread Egyptian cotton sheets
- Advance Auto Clinic- Free oil changes
- They Say Restaurant and Club – Gift certificates
- Louisiana Creole Gumbo – Gift Certificates
- Buffalo Wild Wings Downtown Detroit – Gift Certificates
- Westin Book Cadillac – I complimentary weekend stay w/ breakfast and Valet parking
- 7-11 Jefferson Detroit – beverages
- James Martin Chevrolet Detroit – Chevy Malibu- make half-court shot.
If you would like more information, please contact Alvin Ward, Deputy Executive Director Detroit Public Schools Athletics at 313-870-3782, or Daryl Weaver, Tournament Coordinator at 313-258-2632 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.