Metro Prep Classic starts today
Bonner Springs High School kicks off the fifth annual Metro Prep Basketball Classic at 3 p.m. today.
Both the BSHS boys and girls will play host to Bishop Miege at that time to start the tournament that will last all the way until the championship game at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The tournament is expected to be one of the best in the Kansas City area as far as overall talent is concerned.
"I think this tournament is turning out to be one of the best in the city," BSHS boys coach Ryan Hull said. "There should be some really good competition this year, we are really looking forward to it."
The tournament features eight teams in a single elimination format for the champion, but also has a consolation bracket that guarantees each team three games.
The girls will play Thursday in the YMCA while the boys play in the BSHS gym. The rest of the weekend the winner’s bracket will take place in the YMCA and the consolation bracket will be played in the high school.
This year the tournament offers some very talented teams. Bishop Miege will be favored to win both the boy's and girl's championships Saturday afternoon, but will have some experienced competition to go up against.
Lansing, Shawnee Heights Topeka Seaman, Atchison and Lawrence Free State join BSHS and Bishop Miege in sending both boys and girls teams. In addition, the Valley Center boys and Savannah (Mo.) girls round out the tournament field.
The Miege boys are ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 5A. The Miege girls also are ranked No. 2, and the Shawnee Heights girls boast a No. 5 state ranking.