2013 COVENTRY HEALTH TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
NOVEMBER 26-30, 2013
*The Coventry Health Tournament of Champions will be donating a portion of all proceeds from this year's tournament to the City of Washington Tornado Relief Fund.*
Tournament Games Televised: GPS-TV and MSG-TV will broadcast select games from the Coventry Healthcare Tournament of Champions from Illinois beginning November 27, 2013 at 7:00pm. GPS-TV will air the games live on GPS-TV Impact Channel 20 in Peoria. MSG-TV will offer the games via Pay-per-View on the web at http://www.MSGtelevision.com
One of the top three high school basketball tournaments in the nation, teams from around the country will be in the Peoria area for five days of play during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Here are the games that will be televised:
Wednesday, November 27th
7:00pm North Chicago Warhawks (North Chicago, IL) vs Washington Panthers (Washington, IL)
8:30pm Parkview Baptist Eages (Baton Rouge, LA) vs Proviso East Pirates (Maywood, IL)
Friday, November 29th
6:30pm Sunrise Christian Academy Buffaloes (Bel Aire, KS) vs La Lumiere School Lakers (La Porte, IN)
8:00pm Washington Panthers (Washington, IL) vs Bonneville Bees (Idaho Falls, ID)
9:30pm Springfield Senators (Springfield, IL) vs Capital Christian Cougars (Sacramento, CA)
City of Washington Invitational Notes
Provisio East and North Chicago are the two top seeds in this year's exciting CoW. 6'2" Sr. Jevon Carter will lead a loaded group of Provisio East Pirates into a field that will also boast the fantastic trio of JayQuan McCloud, JaVairius Amos-Mays and Kurt Hall of North Chicago. Trinity-TX will supply two high scoring seniors in - 7'0" Myles Turner and 6'2" Adrian Wong. Turner is rated as the #2 player in America! Parkview Baptist-LA will supply a high octane offense behind their super-athletic backcourt and their springy, big man-6'9" Sr. James Thompson. The Bonneville Bees of Idaho Falls, Idaho will feature two of the top scorers in the Great Northwest in -6'5" Sr. Jared Stutzman and 6'4" Jr. Schareek Davenport. The O'Fallon Panthers return to the ToC and will feature a dynamic scoring guard in 6'5" Jr. Donovan Franklin. The Chatham Glenwood Titans will make their first appearance in the ToC and will feature one of the leading scorers in Illinois-6'5" Sr. Peyton Allen. The final team in this year's CoW is the 3-time CoW Champion Washington Panthers. The Panthers will feature a young, but crafty team that will push for another tournament title in 2013.
Recent Commitments - Jevon Carter, Proviso East - WEST VIRGINIA; JayQuan McCloud, North Chicago - MURRAY STATE
Team Works National Classic Notes
The La Lumiere Lakers are the #1 seed in this year's Team Works National Classic! The Lakers from La Porte, IN will feature 10 future DI stars that include: 6'3" Jr. Jalen Coleman (#32 National Rank), 6'7" Jr. Joseph Toye (#56 National Rank), 6'3" Jr. JoJo Anderson (#78 National Rank) and 6'7" Sr. Sam Logwood (Top 100 Ranking). The Sunrise Christian Buffaloes from Kansas will also boast a rock-solid team that should be rated as one of the top 20 teams in America. 5'10" Sr. Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn is rated as one of the top 10 Point Guards in America while 6'5" So. Jerry Myles ranks as one of the nation's top Sophomores. The Buffaloes will be sporting a front line that is bigger than most NBA teams-6'11" Sr. Ruben Guerrero, 6'11" Sr. Motaz Hosny and 6'10" Jr. Dusan Kovacevic. St. Louis Christian will also provide tremendous size with a group of impressive international talent in 6'7" Sr. Jacob Mampuya (Germany), 6'3" So. Calvin Anderson (Bahamas) and 6'10" Jr. Gojko Djokovic of Croatia. The CBC Cadets of St. Louis will also return to the ToC with their two top players- 6'8" Sr. Jordan Barnett and 6'0" So. Jordan Barnes.
Recent Commitments: Jordan Barnett, CBC - TEXAS; Sam Logwood, La Lumiere - AUBURN and Sadiq Inuwa, La Lumiere - CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD; Lourawls Nairn, Sunrise Christian - MICHIGAN STATE; Keanu Pinder, Sunrise Christian - NEBRASKA
Uftring Auto Group Invitational Notes
The Capital Christian Cougars of Sacramento, California will be the #1 seed in this year's Uftring Auto Group Invitational. The Cougars will be led by 6'9" Sr. D.J. Wilson whose recruiting stock has gone through the roof as of late. Wilson is being recruited by Michigan, Gonzaga and USC. The Cougars also return two of their other top scorers in- 6'6" Sr. Nifae Lealao and 6'0" Sr. Uchenna Iroegbu. The Panthers of Fort Zumwalt North will also push for the Uftring crown with their top returning shooting star-6'2" Sr. Chaz Glotta who averaged 28 points per game last season. The Springfield Senators and Champaign Central Maroons will round out this top notch field of participants and will both feature some impressive youngsters and deluxe guard play. Springfield returns 6'8" Jr. Obediah Church who holds collegiate offers from Bradley and Illinois State, while Champaign returns 6'1" Sr. Kam Rowan who is also being heavily recruited by DI programs throughout the Midwest.
Recent Commitments: Chaz Glotta, Fort Zumwalt North - SOUTHERN ILLINOIS; D.J. Wilson, Capital Christian - MICHIGAN
Children's Hospital of Illinois Shootout Series Notes
The ToC's shootout series will be highlighted by several highly rated teams and some elite individual performers. Brookfield Central, WI will tangle with two exceptional Central Illinois teams when they butt heads with Peoria Richwoods and Champaign Central. The Lancers will be led by 6'2" Sr. Riley LaChance who ranks as one of the "Top 100" players in the 2014 national class. Marquette Catholic out of Michigan City, IN will also battle two extremely tough Central Illinois opponents in Rockridge and Peoria Manual. 6'8" Jr. Ryan Fazekas will lead a host of dead-eye shooting teammates against the likes of 6'8" Sr. Ethan Happ and 6'4" Jr. Bryan Heath of Rockridge as well as perennial power Manual. Manual's seniors - Delano Jones, Aaron Nunn, Shawaan Warr and Javon Lee will most definitely be ready for the Indiana-Illinois challenge at Washington Community High School. The final matchup will feature the Chillicothe IVC Grey Ghosts battling the lightning fast Blue Devils of Milwaukee North Division. 5'9" Jr. David Hamilton and 5'6" Jr. Darell Riley are two of the most explosive scorers in Wisconsin! Hamilton averaged 29 points per game last season, while his Blue Devils team scored 150 points in one game a year ago.
Recent Commitments: Ethan Happ, Rockridge - WISCONSIN; Riley LaChance, Brookfield Central - VANDERBILT; Ryan Fazekas, Michigan City Marquette - PROVIDENCE COLLEGE