Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam
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Coach K and Gottfried in Holiday parking jam

Stories from four day Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament featuring 5 star recruits

Photo: Orangeville Prep's 7-1 Thon Maker reaches for ball with High Point Wesleyan's 6-10 Harry Giles defending behind him. They are ranked the top two juniors in the nation.

Note: Broughton High is alma mater of Pistol Pete Maravich and all hoop fans should bow before his retired jersey in the trophy case upon entering historic gym.

Duke coach Mike Kryzewski, N.C. State coach Mark Gottfriend, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and Wake Forest coach Danny Manning have attended the Holiday Invitational to see such 5-star recruits as Kinston's 6-8 Brandon Ingram, Orangeville Prep's 7-1 Thon Maker and High Point Wesleyan's 6-10 Harry Giles.

43rd annual Holiday Invitational Basketball Tournament

Tuesday's finals

Monday's games: 5-star Giles dunking on Pistol Pete's court

Giles unique triple-double: 31 points, 17 rebounds, 10 dunks. Giles faces Orangeville Prep's 7-1 Thon Maker and 6-10 Matur Maker in the lane in Tuesday's 8:30 p.m. final.

Saturday's games: Five-star recruit Brandon Ingram

Don't judge Ingram on this one game. Millbrook had great defensive game plan and Ingram's teammates failed to share ball. He posted a double-double of 27/12 in Friday victory.

Friday's games: Point guards steal show Friday

Campbell-bound Chris Clemons of Millbrook and Boston College-bound Jerome Robinson of Broughton were impressive. They meet in Tuesday's 6:50 p.m. final at Broughton.


Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer,, and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."