Some of the top HS programs in the Northeast will converge at Tuft University’s Cousens’ Gym for the 2014 Shooting Touch Shootout over the weekend. The showcase pits three teams from the Boston area against four programs from out of town. National powerhouse St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) will be among the four out-of-state teams in attendance, along with Central Catholic (NY), Christian Brothers Academy (NJ), and Moses Brown School (RI). The local teams are composed of Franklin, Brighton and St. John’s Prep.
St. Anthony, coached by the legendary Bob Hurley, has remained unbeaten while playing in the Shooting Touch Showcase in past years. This year, St. John’s Prep will be looking to bring the Friars streak to a halt. Being that this will be the showcase’s last year, it might be the last time for local basketball fans to catch the renowned New Jersey program playing in the Boston area in a long time.
All proceeds of the event will go to the Shooting Touch’s new G3 program, which focuses on increasing basketball participation for girls in the City of Boston.
Below is the complete schedule and match-ups for this weekend’s event. Check out the Shooting Touch website, Twitter and Facebook feed for more information about the showcase and the organization’s overall mission.
December 27th, Day 1
3:45pm Catholic Central (NY) VS Franklin (MA)
5:30pm Moses Brown School (RI) VS Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)
7:15pm St. Anthony (NJ) VS St. John’s Prep (MA)
December 28th, Day 2
5:30pm Brighton (MA) VS Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)
7:15pm St. Anthony’s (NJ) VS Central Catholic (NY)