Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Nike Tournament Of Champions Day 2 Recap

If you like your basketball bold and beautiful, fit for the digital HD and 3D era, and full of high-scoring and dazzling maneuvers, then this year's Joe Smith Invitational Division of the Nike Tournament of Champions may not be the tournament for you.

Heralded as the strongest high school field ever assembled, the Smith bracket has lived up to the billing more in how wide open it's been than in the way anyone may have envisioned the actual play on the court. Speed still kills in this competition, but size matters more than it has in years, and all of the final four teams have it. Those that have both -- and that's mainly Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) -- may be sitting in the catbird seat.

"If I'm going into a gun fight," said Crusaders coach Diane Richardson, whose team is No. 3 in the POWERADE FAB 50, "I want to have a couple weapons with me."

Click here for the complete ESPN Hoopgurlz story

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