Thanksgiving Hoops

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High School basketball is picking up steam as many leagues across the nation are starting or have started their seasons in the last week or so. With high school basketball getting underway, holiday tournaments are at a premium and here is a look at some of the premier high school basketball tournaments taking place Thanksgiving weekend.

State Farm Tournament of Champions (Nov. 26-30) held in Washington, Ill. will boast some of the best talent not just in the city of Chicago, but around the country. The tournament will feature 23 teams from Idaho to Texas. The tournament will also be a showcase for two of the top nationally ranked high school teams, No. 8 La Lumiere (LaPorte, Ind.) & No. 20 Sunrise Christian Academy (Bel Aire, Kan.).

Rumble on the Ridge (Nov. 28-30) will be holding their 17th annual tournament in Forest City, Arkansas. The tournament will feature some of the most talented ball players throughout the South. 6’2 senior guard Anton Beard, North Little Rock High School, looks to make an early statement.

Fantasy of Lights Basketball Tournament (Nov. 29-30) in 2013 will be hosting their 33rd annual tournament in Wichita Falls, Texas. The tournament claims to be the largest high-school Co-op basketball tournament in the United States. The tournament will feature 60 boys and girls high school basketball teams