The holidays were busy, and after the first of the year, things haven't slowed down. So it's time to do some updates. Let's start with the Les Schwab Invitational High School Basketball Tournament held at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon during the holiday break. It is a great showcase of basketball talent from some of the top high school programs in Oregon mixed with some nationally ranked teams from 5 locations throughout the United States. With a number premier players participating, the tournament draws college recruiters like bees to honey.
Out-of-state teams continued the dominant influence of the tournament as Reserve Christian of Reserve, Louisiana was the seventh team outside of Oregon to win the championship title in the tournament's ten year history. Top local finisher was Lake Oswego High School from Lake Oswego, Oregon featuring junior Kevin Love, who is one of the hottest college prospects in the nation.
For more photos of the 2005 Les Schwab Invitational, visit my Oregon Sports Photos web site.