If you’re looking for something to do today, head over to Hec Edmundson Pavilion and check out the King Holiday Hoopfest. Featuring some of the region’s best high school talent (as well as talent from beyond the region, as well), the KHH is a staple of the season and an affordable draw for individuals and families alike.
Bellevue Christian and King’s boys will kick off the day at 9:30 AM with an early-bird contest. They’ll be followed at 11:00 AM by Kentwood and Bellarmine Prep girls; then Kentwood and Bothell boys will play at 12:30 PM. An intermission at 2:00 PM will take place to honor the legacy of Dr. King, followed by a 2:30 PM matchup between Decatur and Federal Way boys.
At 4:00 PM, the festivities really get underway as Rainier Beach boys take on one of the nation’s most storied programs in Dominguez of Compton, California (alma mater to Tyson Chandler and Bobby Jones, among others). A 6:00 PM contest pairs the third-ranked Bellevue boys (featuring forwards Alex Schrempf and Colton Christian, and point guard Aaron Bright) with Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma (featuring UW commit and five-star recruit Abdul Gaddy). The evening rounds out with a matchup of 4A and 3A powerhouses, with the 3A Franklin boys (featuring Louisville commit Peyton Siva) squaring off with the 4A Garfield Bulldogs (featuring number one prospect in the nation for the class of 2011, Tony Wroten, pictured at left).
So take the opportunity to check out some NBA-caliber talent and support local high schools at the same time. Tickets for adults are only $10, and the prices go even lower for seniors and students.