The Les Schwab Invitational has been a human highlight reel since the first of these 32 games tipped off. There have been so many big moments; buzzer beaters, half court shots, impressive defense, high scoring talent, and the dunks.... oh those dunks. The staff at Liberty High School is going to have to do a full rim inspection and rebolt and tighten everything after the beating these poor glass and metal friends of ours have taken. In a word the LSI 2013 have been spectacular.
The remaining tournament bracket is listed below. As you can see the Final Four are going at it tonight right after the ever popular slam dunk competition.
Day 2 in the bottom half of the bracket Whitney Young (Chicago) hold off an amazing team from Eugene in Churchill High School 88-80. They will move on to face Ranier Beach who defeated powerhouse Jefferson of Portland. In the top half of the bracket Bishop Gorman (NV) got by Jesuit 51-36 to move on. They will take on West Linn of Oregon who beat Tigard (Or) 58-44. Both of these games will be broadcast on PPV if you can not make it out at LSILIVE.com.
Top Performers from those games were:
Jahlil Okafor - 40 pts 16 rebounds 16-20 shooting Whitney Young- #1 Recruit in the Nation
Deshone Brooks - 32 points - 7 three pointers - Churchill - This kid is amazing!
Anthony Mathis - 19 pts West Linn
Chase Jeter - 14 pts 5 Rebs Bishop Gorman
Shaqquan Aaron - 22 points 6 Rebounds Ranier Beach
Silas Melson - 32 points 6 Rebounds - Jefferson- Commanding
And there were many more in double Digits across the board.
Today at 3 PM is the Incredible Slam Dunk Competition which is going to be the start of the $15 PPV Ticket you can Purchase for all 4 games as well. That is not to be missed! Again click here to watch all the action if you can not be there live.
Whitney Young is a NATIONAL POWERHOUSE and They will Collide with RANIER BEACH who will represent the NW! This is Going to be a flat out WAR! Bishop Gorman is also of National standing and 10th grade phenom ball handler and field general Payton Pritchard and his Lions of West Linn will look to gain National respect if the can win. It is a NW VS US Battle and both Oregon and Washington are very well represented!
As a special treat for you our friends and Broadcast Partners Portland Sports Beat have prepared some Highlights from Day 1 of Jahlil Okafor- this is a fun one to watch and just part of the amazing coverage you will get Live and in the coming days. Their work so far has been amazing!