Great Florida Shootout Comes To KissimmeeBy J.C. CARNAHAN | December 24th, 2010 | Category: – RECENT POSTS, Dr. Phillips, High School Sports, Lake Highland, Osceola, Oviedo, Poinciana, Wekiva | No Comments »
The 30th Annual Great Florida Shootout will be held Dec. 27-30 at Osceola Heritage Park’s Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.
Presented by the Rotary Club of Kissimmee, the four-day tournament features 16 of the top high school basketball teams from across the nation.
The lineup also features Division I recruits and teams with state tournament experience. Some of the top college and NBA recruiters are expected to be on hand to evaluate talent.
Teams taking part at the event from around the state of Florida include Plantation American Heritage, Ft. Meyers Bishop Verot, Ft. Myers High School, Bartow High School and Melbourne Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy.
Among the local teams taking part are Class 6A state runners-up Dr. Phillips, Osceola High School, Oviedo, Poinciana, Wekiva and Lake Highland Prep.
Out-of-state teams scheduled to participate are Bishop McNamara of Forestville, MD; Christian County High School out of Hopkinsville, KY; Ball High School from Galveston, TX; Hoover High School from San Diego, CA; and Lexington High of Lexington, SC.
The tournament gets underway at 10 a.m. Monday with Christian County (KY) taking on Holy Trinity.
Tickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Office.
Single day tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Kids under the age of 4 are admitted for free. Tournament packages are available for $30 for adults and $15 for students.
Visit GFLSO for a full schedule and detailed info on participating teams.