Several of the elite high school basketball teams in Arizona will be featured this week at the VisitMesa.com Basketball Challenge at Mountain View High School, 2700 E. Brown Road in Mesa. The five day tournament, hosted by the Mesa Public Schools and the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau, features 16 teams, including four from out of state. The participating Arizona schools include three defending state champions, Tucson Amphitheater, host Mesa Mountain View and Westwind Prep from Phoenix. Other local schools include Phoenix Arcadia, Scottsdale Chaparral, Tempe Corona del Sol, Phoenix Desert Vista, Mesa Dobson, Scottsdale Horizon, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, Phoenix Pinnacle and Mesa Red Mountain.
The tournament will feature eight games each day from Tuesday, December 27 through Friday, December 30. The first game each day will be at 9 a.m. and the last game will start at 8:30 p.m. Two games are scheduled for Saturday, December 31. A full schedule for the tournament can be found here.
Two of Thursday’s games, the 7 p.m. game between South Sioux City, Nebraska and Corona del Sol and the 8:30 p.m. game between Mountain View and Desert Vista, will be televised on Cox Cable Channel 7.
Tickets for the tournament are $10 for each day and $30 for the entire tournament.