The matchups are set for December's "Shooting Touch Shootout", to be held at the Kroc Center in Dorchester, and among the most intriguing matchups locally is defending MIAA Division 2 state champion New Mission going up against Jersey City, N.J. powerhouse and defending mythical national champion St. Anthony. Last year, the Friars came up to Newton North and defeated the Tigers, as well as Catholic Memorial, handily.
All Proceeds of the tournament will go back towards the Shooting Touch Sabbatical, which grants $25,000 to college graduating seniors to travel the world giving back to the game of basketball.
Tickets will be pre-sold on Shootingtouch.com starting October 1st, 2011. Limited sponsorships are still available.
Below is the schedule for the two-day tournament, of which various clinics will be held in between. Details will be posted as they come in:
Wednesday, December 28
St. Anthony (N.J.) vs. New Mission
Amityville (N.Y.) vs. Roman Catholic (Penn.)
Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) vs. East Boston
Archbishop Carroll (N.Y.) vs. Hudson Catholic (N.J.)
Thursday, December 29
Winner of St. Anthony/New Mission vs. Winner of Amityville/Roman Catholic
Loser of St. Anthony/New Mission vs. Loser of Amityville/Roman Catholic
Winner of Bishop Loughlin/East Boston vs. Winner of Archbishop Carroll/Hudson Catholic
Loser of Bishop Loughlin/East Boston vs. Winner of Archbishop Carroll/Hudson Catholic
St. Anthony head coach Bob Hurley -- who is on Shooting Touch's Board of Directors, and highly regarded as one of the most respected high school coaches of all time -- is conducting a kids camp July 11-14 at Roxbury Latin School for third through eighth graders. Limited spots remain, and sign ups are at www.shootingtouch.com