The Luke Homan Memorial Basketball Showcase will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Brookfield Central High School. This year marks the 10th anniversary for the holiday basketball tournament. This will be the 1st year the tournament will be played in a showcase format after being run as a bracketed tournament in the past.
The 2017 Homan Showcase features 26 teams, including 5 ranked in the state polls. In addition, it boasts several top players.
Play begins at 10:30 am with Franklin facing Kettle Moraine Lutheran. Franklin’s top player, Max Alba, is one of Wisconsin’s best all around athletes. He is an all state performer in both football and baseball and is currently leading the Sabers in scoring.
Early afternoon action features a great match up of WIAA state tournament hopefuls. Whitnall, a tournament participant in 2016, faces Cedarburg, which lost in a D2 Sectional final in 2016 at 2:30 pm. Whitnall is led by Tyler Herro, a University of Wisconsin commit and also features Winona State (NCAA D2) commit Kevion Taylor. Cedarburg, coached by the legendary Tom Diener, features Junior John Diener, a DePaul University commit and senior Jordan Johnson, who currently has multiple offers from NCAA D2 schools. Another afternoon game of interest matches Brown Deer and Racine Case. Brown Deer enters the game with a high octane offense led by senior forward Jay Gentry as Case is led by senior guard Koreem Ozier, a D1 prospect averaging over 31 points per game.
Headlining the list of other teams are Pius XI Catholic, with seniors Zach Zavada, Victor Nwagbaraocha & Michael Pitrof and juniors Preston Maccoux & Bilal Shabazz, Martin Luther, Sun Prairie, host Brookfield Central, Racine Horlick, and Racine Park with talented sophomores Nobal Days, Larry Canady, & Demonta Hudson.
A list of some of the top players in the Showcase include: Greg Foster, Jr. & Jack Quinleven of Homestead, Ryan Haertel of West Allis Hale, sophomores Traquan Carrington & Xavier Jones of Martin Luther, Jalen Johnson-one of the state’s top freshman, of Sun Prairie, Alex Setzer & Aidan Clarey-another top freshman- of Brookfield Academy, Kyle Chlow of Germantown, Marquis Milton of Racine Case, Sullivan Kulju of New Berlin Eisenhower.
LUKE HOMAN MEMORIAL BASKETBALL SHOWCASE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017
All games played at Brookfield Central High School
10:30 AM Franklin vs. Kettle Moraine Lutheran*
11:00 AM Homestead vs. West Allis Hale
12:15 PM Martin Luther vs Messmer*
12:45 PM Brown Deer vs Racine Case
2:00 PM Sussex Hamilton vs Sun Prairie*
2:30 PM Whitnall vs Cedarburg
3:45 PM Grafton vs. Brookfield Academy*
4:15 PM Brookfield Central vs Germantown
5:30 PM Racine Horlick vs Greendale*
6:00 PM Marquette vs Pius XI Catholic
7:15 PM Milwaukee South vs West Allis Central*
7:45 PM Milwaukee Rufus King vs Racine Park
9:00 PM New Berlin Eisenhower vs Wauwatosa East*
*Brookfield Central Auxiliary Gym.