‘Iolani Classic

‘Iolani Classic

The ‘Iolani Prep Basketball Classic, one of the nation's premier high school basketball tournaments, annually features 16 boys teams and eight girls teams. The boys tournament dates back to 1983.

The 2016 boys tournament tips off on Friday, Dec. 16, and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 21 (no games on Sunday, Dec. 18)The girls tournament, which began in 2007, will run from Thursday, Dec. 8, to Saturday, Dec. 10.

All ‘Iolani Prep Basketball Classic games are played in ‘Iolani School's Lower Gym.

Both semifinal games of the boys tournament (and the annual Slam Dunk Contest) on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and the championship game on Wednesday, Dec. 21, will be webcast live on ScoringLive.com.

 

2016 GIRLS TOURNAMENT FIELD

Clovis West High School (Fresno, Calif.) -- Golden Eagles
Long Beach Polytechnic (Long Beach, Calif.) -- Lady Jackrabbits -- champions in 2008, 09, 13
Salesian College Preparatory (Richmond, Calif.) -- Pride
Archbishop Mitty High School (San Jose, Calif.) -- Monarchs
Konawaena High School (Kealakekua, Hawai'i) -- Wildcats -- champions in 2011, 15
'Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Raiders
Leilehua High School (Wahiawa, Hawai'i) -- Mules
Maryknoll School (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Spartans

Click for 2016 girls tournament bracket and schedule (PDF).
Click for 2015 girls tournament results.

 

NATIONALLY RANKED GIRLS TEAMS

USA Today Super 25
(Nov. 30, 2016 -- Expert Rankings)

No. 2 — Archbishop Mitty High School
No. 10 — Clovis West High School
No. 13 — Long Beach Polytechnic

 

2016 BOYS TOURNAMENT FIELD

Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) -- Warriors -- champions in 1989, 92, 99, 2003, 08, 10, 14
Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) -- Pilots -- champions in 2012
Corona del Sol High School (Tempe, Ariz.) -- Aztecs
De La Salle High School (Concord, Calif.) -- Spartans
Mount Vernon High School (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) -- Knights
Dr. Phillips High School (Orlando, Fla.) -- Panthers
Southwind High School (Memphis, Tenn.) -- Jaguars
'Iolani School (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Raiders
Kahuku High School (Kahuku, Hawai'i) -- Red Raiders
Kailua High School (Kailua, Hawai'i) -- Surfriders
Kaiser High School (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Cougars
Kapolei High School (Kapolei, Hawai'i) -- Hurricanes
Mid-Pacific Institute (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Owls
Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawai'i) -- Buffanblu
Waiākea High School (Hilo, Hawai'i) -- Warriors
Wai'anae High School (Wai'anae, Hawa'i) -- Seariders
 

Click for 2016 boys tournament bracket (PDF).
Click for 2016 boys tournament schedule (PDF).
Click for 2015 boys tournament results.

 

NATIONALLY RANKED BOYS TEAMS

USA Today Super 25
(Nov. 30, 2016 -- Computer Rankings)

No. 3 -- Oak Hill Academy
No. 4 -- Findlay Prep

2016 BOYS TOURNAMENT -- PLAYERS TO WATCH

NAME, SCHOOL  (YEAR, POSITION, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, NATIONAL RANK, COLLEGE COMMITMENT)

P.J. Washington, Findlay Prep  (Sr., PF, 6-8, 225, ESPN - 16, Rivals - 17, Kentucky)
Billy Preston, Oak Hill  (Sr., PF, 6-10, 230, ESPN - 20, Rivals - 8, Kansas)
Matt Coleman, Oak Hill  (Sr., PG, 6-1, 174, ESPN - 27, Rivals - 32)
Lindell Wigginton, Oak Hill  (Sr., SG 6-1, 165, ESPN - 49, Rivals - 40, Iowa State)
Ty-Shon Alexander, Oak Hill  (Sr., SG 6-4, 190, ESPN - 64, Rivals - 80, Creighton)
Alex Barcello, Corona Del Sol  (Sr., SG 6-2, 175, ESPN - 94, Rivals - 103, Arizona)
Devontae Shuler, Oak Hill  (Sr., SG 6-3, 180, 24/7Sports - 100, Ole Miss)
Saben Lee, Corona Del Sol  (Sr., PG 6-1, 175, 24/7Sports - 139, Vanderbilt)
Justin Roberts, Findlay Prep  (Sr., PG 5-11, 170, 24/7Sports - 187, DePaul)
Chris Giles, Findlay Prep  (Sr., SG 6-3, 175, 24/7Sports - 257)
Donnie Tillman, Findlay Prep  (Sr., SF 6-7, 225, 24/7Sports - 269)
Samuta Avea, Kahuku  (Sr., SG, 6-5, 180, 24/7Sports - 395, Hawai'i)
David McCormack, Oak Hill  (Jr., C 6-10, 290, Rivals - 58)
Kenneth Nwuba, Oak Hill  (Jr., C, 6-9, 220, Rivals - 79)
Reggie Chaney, Findlay Prep  (Jr., F, 6-7, 220, Rivals - 99)
Keyshawn Bryant, Oak Hill  (Jr., F 6-6, 165, Rivals - 134)
Montez Mathis, Oak Hill  (Jr., SG, 6-4, 190, 24/7Sports - 141)
 
 

"I had some great teachers at ‘Iolani. I wasn’t always the best student, but I remember being challenged and inspired. I also remember my fellow students being really smart and awesome. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to teach at ‘Iolani for three years with Mr. Roberts. He taught me a lot about being an artist and a teacher. He trusted me and gave me the first opportunity to really be a teacher. Without Dave Roberts, I would not be where I am today."