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November 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Hikeem Stewart vs. Tony Wroten at Hec Ed on MLK Day

Whoever schedules the King Holiday Hoopfest knows what they’re doing.
For the second straight year, one of the city’s greatest showcases of high school basketball features a game with intriguing story lines and Division I college talent.
Tony Wroten’s Garfield Bulldogs will play Hikeem Stewart’s Rainier Beach Vikings 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at Edmundson Pavilion in a matchup of neighborhood rivals, close friends and future Huskies.
Wroten and Stewart signed scholarship papers to UW yesterday.
“That’s going to be a big showdown,” Stewart said. “I’m real excited about playing those guys. That’s actually crazy that we get to showcase our games in front of the whole team before we actually get there.
“It’s going to be crazy because both teams are real good. It’s going to be a home game for both teams.”
Rainier Beach is ranked No. 39 nationally by ESPN, while Garfield is unranked.
“I heard he (Wroten) was upset about those guys not being ranked, but rankings don’t really mean nothing,” Stewart said. “We still got to go out and prove ourselves every night. I know he wants to beat us, but I don’t see that happening.”
Last year, the showcase pitted 4A state champion Federal Way against Jefferson High of Portland, Oregon’s 5A state champion led by one-time UW commit Terrence Jones.
Here’s a roundup of the top West Coast high school basketball tournaments.


Rainier Beach is ranked No. 39 nationally by ESPN, while Garfield is unranked.
“I heard he (Wroten) was upset about those guys not being ranked, but rankings don’t really mean nothing,” Stewart said. “We still got to go out and prove ourselves every night. I know he wants to beat us, but I don’t see that happening.”
Last year, the showcase pitted 4A state champion Federal Way against Jefferson High of Portland, Oregon’s 5A state champion led by one-time UW commit Terrence Jones.
Here’s a roundup of the top West Coast high school basketball tournaments.
THURSDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Oregon coach Dana Altman is no dummy. He used the school’s top selling points – it’s No. 1-ranked Ducks football team and a $200M basketball arena – to help convince recruits to sign with UO.
— The Register-Guard previews Oregon.
— The Arizona Republic previews Arizona State and says JC transfer Carrick Felix is probably the best player at creating his own shot.
ASU is honoring former players this season. The first is Joe Caldwell, who played 1961-64.
Bud Withers continues our college previews with a story on Gonzaga.

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