Converse Eastbay Classic Tournament
Top High School Basketball Rivals Face Off at Second Annual Converse/Eastbay Classic
Featured match-up includes Wisconsin perennial powers Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) vs. Madison Memorial (Madison,Wis.)
What: The Converse/Eastbay Classic is an all-day, seven game exhibition, bringing together some of the top boys and girls high school basketball teams in Wisconsin and Illinois. All proceeds from this event will go to the JG Scholarship Fund, which allows deserving high school students in need of assistance to further their college education in the state of Wisconsin.
Madison Memorial (Madison, Wis.) – Memorial boasts one of the state’s top basketball recruits on their roster and finished last season ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 16 in the nation according to MaxPreps.com.
Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) – Under the direction of coach Jim Gosz, Rufus King has won four state championships, most recently racking up back-to-back state titles in 2003 and 2004.
Richards (Oak Lawn, Ill.) – After a win last year against Milwaukee Custer, the Bulldogs are back for their second appearance in the Classic. At the end of 2008, they were ranked second in Illinois Class 6A, according to MaxPreps.com.
Hamilton (Sussex, Wis.) – Finishing fourth in the Greater Metro Conference at the end of last season, Hamilton will meet Richards for the first time at the Classic.
Inaugural Girls Game: Muskego (Muskego, Wis.) will take the court against Divine Savior Holy Angles (Milwaukee, Wis.) in the first girl’s game at the Classic. The teams were ranked No. 12 and 16 respectively at the end of last season, according to MaxPreps.com.
When: Saturday, December 19th
9:00 a.m. – Valders (Valders, Wis.) vs. Shorewood (Shorewood, Wis.)
10:30 a.m. – South Division (Milwaukee, Wis.) vs. Waukesha West (Waukesha, Wis.)
12:00 p.m. – Logan (La Crosse, Wis.) vs. Appleton East (Appleton, Wis.)
1:30 p.m. – Richards (Oak Lawn, Ill.) vs. Hamilton (Sussex, Wis.)
4:00 p.m. – Girls – Divine Savior Holy Angels (Milwaukee, Wis.) vs. Muskego (Muskego, Wis.)
5:45 p.m. – Waupun (Waupun, Wis.) vs. Port Washington (Port Washington, Wis.)
7:30 p.m. – Rufus King (Milwaukee, Wis.) vs. Madison Memorial (Madison, Wis.)
*All start times of the games are subject to change
Where: Al McGuire Center
770 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
How: Tickets for the event will be $7. You can purchase tickets here http://converseeastbay..safesportzone.com or find out more atwww.eastbay.com/cecsc.