2016 Jerry Tarkanian Classic: Day 1
by Dinos Trigonis
(December 15, 2016)
The 5th annual Jerry Tarkanian Classic is being held December 15-20, 2016 @ Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas NV) and surrounding area gyms. 80 high school boys squads (spread over 5 divisions) and 27 prep programs (National Division) are participating this year.
A large contingent of national/regional media and scouts attended the 1st night of the event including Frank Burlison (BurlisonOnBasketball.com/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Van Coleman (The Basketball Channel/McDonald’s All-American Game voter), Evan Daniels & Josh Gershon (Scouthoops.com), Krysten Peek (RivalsHoops.com), Dinos Trigonis (Fullcourt Press & Nothing But Net), Corey Evans (HoopSeen.com), Christian Popoola (PremierBall.com), Etop Udo-Ema (Fullcourt Press& Dunk News), Matt Rodriguez & Arek Kissoyan (BallisLife.com) and Eric & Johnny Hines (Courtside Films).
Colleges on hand opening night included UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Cal, Arkansas, TCU, UNLV, New Mexico, Long Beach State, Wyoming, Loyola Marymount, Cal State Fullerton, Northern Colorado, Pepperdine, Weber State, Columbia and Southern Idaho.