Commentary

Predicting the future

Updated: December 19, 2011, 8:56 AM ET
By HoopGurlz

With the 2011 Nike Tournament of Champions set to tip off, the ESPN HoopGurlz writers and scouts make their predictions for how the semifinals of the John Anderson and Joe Smith divisions will shape up, and then choose a champion.

2011 Nike Tournament of Champions predictions
Writer/scout Anderson semifinalists Anderson champion Smith semifinalists Smith champion
Prentice Beverly Country Day, Bishop O'Dowd, Holy Cross, Konaweaena Country Day Phoenix St. Mary's, Cicero-North Syracuse, Saint Johns, Riverdale Baptist Riverdale Baptist
Lisa Bodine Bishop O'Dowd, Country Day, Holy Cross, Konawaena Holy Cross Good Counsel, Bolingbrook, Saint Johns, Riverdale Baptist Riverdale Baptist
Rebecca Gray Country Day, Brea Olinda, Holy Cross, Konawaena Country Day Phoenix St. Mary's, Bolingbrook, Irving MacArthur, Riverdale Baptist Riverdale Baptist
Chris Hansen Country Day, Bishop O'Dowd, Holy Cross, Konawaena Bishop O'Dowd Phoenix St. Mary's, Bolingbrook, Irving MacArthur, Buford Phoenix St. Mary's
Keil Moore Long Beach Poly, Bishop O'Dowd, Edison, St. Joseph's Bishop O'Dowd Bolingbrook, Phoenix St. Mary's, Irving MacArthur, Riverdale Baptist Phoenix St. Mary's
Glenn Nelson Country Day, Bishop O'Dowd, Edison, Konawaena Bishop O'Dowd Phoenix St. Mary's, Stockton St. Mary's, Irving MacArthur, Riverdale Baptist Riverdale Baptist