Wisconsin’s top high school ballers came to play this past Saturday, Dec. 11, at the third annual Converse/Eastbay Classic.
A full day’s slate of five games pitted the state’s best teams against each other on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College, just outside Milwaukee.
Girls’ action kicked off the Classic and set the stage for two marquee evening matchups: Milwaukee Rufus King knocked off #1-ranked Madison Memorial in a lopsided contest, 57-35; and Milwaukee Hamilton defeated Menomonee Falls 67-58.
The final matchup of the night featured two of the state’s top players, Hamilton forward and Iowa State commit Elgin Cook against Menomonee Falls forward J. P. Tokoto, a top-50 recruit in the class of 2012. The two high flying scorers electrified the packed house with a bevy of sensational dunks and highlight-reel plays.
The Converse/Eastbay Classic, in its first year on the Milwaukee Lutheran campus, benefits the JG College Scholarship Fund, which assists worthy, college-bound students in Wisconsin. On hand to present this year’s four scholarships was Milwaukee Bucks forward Larry Sanders, who was the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
Check back in the coming weeks for video highlights from the event as well as video of our exclusive one-on-one with Sanders. Trust us, you don’t want to miss the unique story of the Bucks’ newest big.
The Oak Creek girls team took the court in Converse Star Player Evo shoes.
Madison Memorial standout Junior Lomomba goes above the rim for two points.
Rufus King guard Devin Steel soars to the basket for an uncontested layup.
Larry Sanders shares with STACK the unique story of his path to the pros.