I.S.8 Fall Tip-Off Classic Preview

I.S.8 Fall Tip-Off Classic Preview

We still have a ways to go before high school season but basketball is still being played 365 days a year. Enter the I.S.8. Fall Tip-Off Classic starting this tomorrow. Every year leading up to the high school season, players from the Northeast region (and on special occasion, nationwide), show up to a tiny gym in Jamaica, Queens and compete for the life-size trophies given out at the end of the tournaments. Some notable players that have competed in the past have been, LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Lamar Odom and Sebastian Telfair. During the Spring session, McDonald's All-American Khem Birch (Pittsburgh), Josiah Turner (Arizona) and Jakarr Sampson (St. John's) were some of the notable players.

Scouring the pools, some notable teams have entered into the tournament. Playaz Basketball Club, New Heights, Juice All-Stars, Long Island Lightning, Gauchos and St. Patrick High School are on deck to compete. We can expect to see Five-Star rated Kyle Anderson, Kuran Iverson, Isaiah Whitehead and more all in action.

Watch the video above to see what happened at the Final Four of the Spring Classic.

by Fivestarbasketball.com September 8, 2011 2:55pm ET
Related JaKarr Sampson Kyle Anderson Josiah Turner Isaiah Whitehead IS8 NJ Playaz Kuran Iverson New York Gauchos Khem Birch