Top five national recruit Aaron Gordon
and defending California Division II state champions Archbishop Mitty (San Jose)
headline the field for December's Les Schwab Invitational presented by Express Employment Professionals.
The 16-team tournament – annually one of the nation's best – will be held Dec. 26-29 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Ore.
Gordon, a 6-foot-8 forward ranked No. 4 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100, averaged 22.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game as a junior in leading Archbishop Mitty to a 31-3 record and No. 23 national ranking. Gordon posted 33 points and 20 rebounds in the Monarchs' state championship victory.
Mitty will be joined by defending Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia)
, Washington Catholic Athletic League powerhouse Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
and Columbia River (Vancouver, Wash.)
as the out-of-state teams in the Les Schwab Invitational.
The in-state contenders include four-time defending Class 6A champ Jesuit (Portland)
and Lake Oswego
, led by Top 100 senior wing and St. Mary's verbal commitment Calvin Hermanson
.Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Oak Hill Academy defeated Jesuit in the 2011 final. For more information on the event, visit www.LesSchwabInvitational.com
.Complete fieldOut-of-state teams: Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
, Columbia River (Vancouver, Wash.)
, Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
, Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia, Pa.)Oregon teams: Central Catholic (Portland)
, Century (Hillsboro)
, Jefferson (Portland)
, Jesuit (Portland)
, Lake Oswego
, Sheldon (Eugene)
, Sprague (Salem)
, Southridge (Beaverton)
, Sunset (Portland)
, West Linn