King Holiday Hoopfest going down at Hec Ed

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.

3 thoughts on “King Holiday Hoopfest going down at Hec Ed”

  1. Just to be a super insane die-hard Husky Basketball fan, I’m going to say that Bobby didn’t actually graduate from Dominguez; he played his senior season at Long Beach Poly, if I recall.

    Hahaha, BLEED PURPLE, GO DAWGS, C’MON TONY WROTEN/JOSH SMITH… choose the University of Washington.

  2. Out of the 3 players that are involved in the UW recruiting process, I was impressed with Gaddy the most. He’s the best passer I’ve ever seen at that level and he’s so smooth. Tony Wroten and Josh Smith are very good but both struck me as very immature and no really good hustlers. I guess that comes with being a sophomore and junior in high school.

  3. Josh Smith strikes me as a CJ Giles type of player. He has legitimate talent, but it seems like he won’t be able to put it all together and capitalize when he gets to college.

    The other thing that worries me with Smith and UW is the fact that Coach Romar just doesn’t seem comfortable working big men into the rotation. When we had Spencer, the offense seemed lethargic and was forced to run through the post, rather than the guards and wings for which the offense was designed. With Smith, I could see that happening again and negating anything special that guys like Gaddy or IT (if he’s still here) could do.

    Also, just to clarify my point about big men, I don’t consider a legit big man because a) he’s only 6’7″ b) he’s fairly mobile and c) we don’t run the offense through him so much as he earns muscle buckets.

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