Terrence Jones (Jefferson, Portland), who is now playing at Kentucky and Cole Dickerson (Federal Way), who is now at the University of San Francisco matched up in last year’s King Holiday Hoopfest. Photo by Cliff DesPeaux / The Seattle Times
The King Holiday Hoopfest lineup was officially announced Monday. It is always one of the best days of the high-school season and will take place at the University of Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Jan. 17.
Here is the press release and schedule:
Garfield High’s Tony Wroten, Rainier Beach’s Hikeem Stewart and Jackson’s Brett Kingma will highlight two days of high school basketball action at the annual King Holiday Hoopfest presented by BING, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15 at Seattle University’s Connolly Center and starting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 at the University of Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Garfield’s Wroten and Beach’s Stewart, who will attend the University of Washington in the fall, will face each other in Monday’s 8 p.m. game. Mill Creek’s Jackson High guard Brett Kingma, who committed to the University of Oregon, will face Federal Way’s Decatur High to tip off Monday’s full day of high-school hoops at 9:30 a.m.
A tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring local-area African American community leaders will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
King Holiday Hoopfest alumni include several NBA stars like Boston Celtics guard Nate Robinson and Houston Rockets forward Terrence Williams from Rainier Beach; Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks from Franklin; Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Martell Webster from Seattle Prep; Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy from Garfield; Milwaukee Bucks forward Jon Brockman from Snohomish High; and Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey from Kentwood High. All proceeds from the events will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Friends of Hoop.
The Boys & Girls Clubs inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 full-service clubs and 28 before- and after-school program sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving 18,000-plus members annually.
Advance-sale tickets for the King Holiday Hoopfest can be purchased for $10 per ticket by logging on to www.fohseattle.com. Tickets are available at the door for Saturday, Jan. 15 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Seattle University’s Connolly Center, or Monday, Jan. 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion Ticket Window.
When: Saturday, Jan. 15 at Seattle University’s Connolly Center, 5 p.m., and
Monday, Jan. 17 at UW’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Seattle University’s Connolly Athletic Center
901 12th Ave., Seattle
University of Washington’s Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Visuals: Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
University of Washington future stars Tony Wroten of Garfield High and Hikeem Stewart of Rainier Beach battling each other on the court
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Saturday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 17
Jan. 15, 2011 at Seattle University
5 p.m. – Kings vs. Cascade Christian
6:30 p.m. – Kent Meridian vs. Kelowna (B.C.) Secondary
8 p.m. – Lynden vs. Lake Washington
Jan. 17, 2011 at University of Washington
9:30 a.m. – Bothell vs. Decatur
11 a.m. – Chief Sealth vs. Bellevue
12:30 p.m. – Seattle Prep vs. Lakes
2:30 p.m. – Lincoln vs. Jackson
4 p.m. – O’Dea vs. Jefferson
6 p.m. – Franklin vs. Federal Way
7:30 p.m. – MLK, Jr. Tribute
8 p.m. – Rainier Beach vs. Garfield