Coaches and players talk about the Holiday Classic at Torrey Pines


Tournament History


Showcase Division Teams by Record

(only year for the Showcase Division was 2015)

Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar, FL), 3-0

St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD), 3-0

Advanced Prep International (Dallas, TX), 2-1

Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH), 1-1

Northfield Mount Hermon (Mount Hermon, MA), 1-1

Balboa City (San Diego, CA), 0-3

Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn, NY), 0-4


National Division Championship Games

1990  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. St. Raymond’s (Bronx, NY) score n/a

1991  Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) def. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) score n/a

1992  Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) def. Jesuit (Carmichael, CA) score n/a  

1993  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA) score n/a

1994  Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) def. Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) 92-77

1995  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA) score n/a

1996  Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA) def. Jesuit (Carmichael, CA) score n/a

1997  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. St. Dominic (Oyster Bay, NY) score n/a

1998  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. Simi Valley (CA) score n/a

1999  Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) def. De La Salle (Concord, CA) score n/a

2000  Centennial (Compton, CA) def. Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati, OH) n/a

2001  Carlsbad (CA) def. Torrey Pines (San Diego, CA) score n/a

2002  El Camino (Oceanside, CA) def. Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) score n/a

2003  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ) def. El Camino (Oceanside, CA) score n/a  

2004  Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, CA) def. El Toro (Lake Forest, CA) 74-64

2005  Clovis West (Fresno, CA) def. Centennial (Compton, CA) 62-43

2006  Jesuit (Carmichael, CA) def. Dominguez (Compton, CA) 63-56

2007  Dominguez (Compton, CA) def. Simi Valley (CA) 84-83 (buzzer beater video)

2008  Bellevue (WA) def. Eisenhower (Rialto, CA) 58-54

2009  St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ) def. Newark Memorial (Newark, CA) 66-43

2010  Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA) def. Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, CA) 48-42

2011  DeMatha (Hyattsville, MD) def. Windward (Los Angeles, CA) 74-64

2012  Sheldon (Sacramento, CA) def. St. Augustine (San Diego, CA) 64-47

2013  Loyola (Los Angeles, CA) def. Centennial (Corona, CA) 78-57

2014  Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) def. Redondo (Redondo Beach, CA) 56-51

2015  Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA) def. Centennial (Corona, CA) 68-53

2016  Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA) def. St. John's (Washington, D.C.) 61-57

2017  Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, NY) def. Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, VA) 67-66


National Division Championship Titles

Titles, School, Last Title

6  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ), 2003

2  Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA), 1992

2  Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA), 1999

2  Fairfax (Los Angeles, CA), 2015

1  Crenshaw (Los Angeles, CA), 1996

1  Centennial (Compton, CA), 2000

1  Carlsbad (CA), 2001

1  El Camino (Oceanside, CA), 2002

1  Steele Canyon (Spring Valley, CA), 2004

1  Clovis West (Fresno, CA), 2005

1  Jesuit (Carmichael, CA), 2006

1  Dominguez (Compton, CA), 2007

1  Bellevue (WA), 2008

1  St. Patrick (Elizabeth, NJ), 2009

1  Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA), 2010

1  DeMatha (Hyattsville, MD), 2011

1  Sheldon (Sacramento, CA), 2012

1  Loyola (Los Angeles, CA), 2013

1  Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA), 2016

1  Archbishop Stepinac (White Plains, NY), 2017


National Division Scoring Record

Points, Player, School, Tournament Year

180, Jaylen Hands '17, Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA), 2016

152, Stephon Marbury, Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY), 1994

(Hands scored 147 points in four bracket games averaging 37 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.)


2016 National Division Scoring Leader

Points, Player, School

180, Jaylen Hands '17, Foothills Christian (El Cajon, CA)


2017 National Division Scoring Leader

Points, Player, School,

135, Quentin Grimes '18, The Woodlands College Park (The Woodlands, TX)



Inaugural Tournament

1990 Nike National Prep Classic 

Dates:  December 26-31, 1990

Champion:  St. Anthony (Jersey City, NJ)

7 Divisions (5 boys, 1 girls, 1 junior college)

Boys Divisions

National Division

American Division

Governor’s Cup Pearl Division

Governor’s Cup Diamond Division

Mayor’s Cup Ruby Division

Mayor’s Cup Emerald Division

Some games were played at SDSU’s Cox Arena.  Junior college games were played at USIU (now Alliant University) in Scripps Ranch.  Junior college teams included Mira Costa, Arizona Western and High Five America.