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Muir, PHS to Host Rose City Classic

John Muir High School and Pasadena High School will host the Rose City Classic basketball tournament Nov. 28-Dec. 3.

Pasadena High School basketball coach Tim Tucker and John Muir High School coach Gamal Smalley have come together to combine this year's Rose City Classic into two divisions that will give folks in the San Gabriel Valley a lot of basketball to watch from November 28 through December 2nd. 

Pasadena High will host the Presidents division while Muir will host the Governors division. 

"When Tuck brought the idea to me, I was really excited because it will mark the first time Muir has hosted an in-season tournament in the history of the school," said Smalley. "Of course, we argued over the title, as I wanted our division to be called the Rose City Super/Super Cool West Division, but he won the argument," he joked.

Teams from Los Angeles to the Inland Empire will meet in Pasadena for the tournament.  The Pasadena High Bulldogs, a perennial power, will showcase some of the top ranked teams in the state, including La Verne Lutheran, Price, Etiwanda, Washington Prep, Ribet Academy, Roosevelt of Corona, Long Beach Jordan, Arroyo Valley, Sylmar, Chino Hills and more.

The John Muir Mustangs were the surprise team in the area last year, as the CIF DVAA Championship Finalist will return ten letterman. The Mustangs will go up against LACES, the same team that eliminated them from the state playoffs last season. They will also welcome Monrovia, L.A. Jordan, L.A.  Fremont, L.A.  Marshall, Reseda High, as well as the Marshall Eagles of Pasadena.

Check out a full schedule of the tournament below.

President's Division

 

Mon 11/28 @ Pasadena HS

Game 1 - 3:30 - Roosevelt (Corona) / Jordan (Long Beach)

Game 2 - 5:00 - Ribet Academy / Leuzinger

Game 3 - 6:30 - La Verne Lutheran / Sylmar

Game 4 - 8:00 - Arroyo Valley / Pasadena

 

Tue 11/29 @ Pasadena HS

Game 5 - 3:30 - Etiwanda / Cleveland

Game 6 - 5:00 - Canyon Springs / Chino Hills

Game 7 - 6:30 - Washington Prep (L.A) / Cajon

Game 8 - 8:00 - Price / Birmingham

 

Wed 11/30 @ Pasadena HS

Game 10 - 3:30 - loser of [La Verne Lutheran / Sylmar] vs loser of [Roosevelt (Corona) / Jordan (Long Beach)]

Game 9 - 5:00 - loser of [Arroyo Valley / Pasadena] vs loser of [Ribet Academy vs Leuzinger]

Game 12 - 6:30 - winner of [La Verne Lutheran / Sylmar] vs winner of [Roosevelt (Corona) / Jordan (Long Beach)]

Game 11 - 8:00 - winner of [Arroyo Valley / Pasadena] vs winner of [Ribet Academy / Leuzinger]

 

Thu 12/1 @ Pasadena HS

Game 14 - 3:30 - loser of [Washington Prep (L.A) / Cajon] vs loser of [Etiwanda / Cleveland]

Game 13 - 5:00 - loser of [Canyon Springs / Chino Hills] vs loser of [Price / Birmingham]

Game 16 - 6:30 - winner of [Washington Prep (L.A) / Cajon] vs winner of [Etiwanda / Cleveland]

Game 15 - 8:00 - winner of [Canyon Springs / Chino Hills] vs winner of [Price / Birmingham]

 

Fri 12/2 @ Pasadena HS

Game 21 - 3:30 - loser of game 12 vs loser of game 11

Game 22 - 5:00 - loser of game 15 vs loser of game 16

Championship Semifinals ("Final Four")

Game 23 - 6:30 - winner of game 12 vs winner of game 11

Game 24 - 8:00 - winner of game 16 vs winner of game 15

 

Fri 12/2 @ Pasadena HS auxiliary gym

-Consolation bracket-

Game 17 - 3:30 - loser of game 10 vs loser of game 9

Game 18 - 5:00 - loser of game 13 vs loser of game 14

Game 19 - 6:30 - winner of game 10 vs winner of game 9

Game 20 - 8:00 - winner of game 14 vs winner of game 13

 

Sat 12/3 @ Pasadena HS

Game 25 - 15th Place - 9:30am (auxillary gym) - loser of game 17 vs loser of game 18

Game 26 - 13th Place - 9:30am - winner of game 17 vs winner of game 18

Game 27 - 11th Place - 11:00am - loser of game 19 vs loser of game 20

Game 28 - 9th Place (Consolation Championship) - 12:30pm - winner of game 19 vs winner of game 20

Game 29 - 7th Place - 2:00 - loser of game 21 vs loser of game 22

Game 30 - 5th Place - 3:30 - winner of game 21 vs winner of game 22

Governor's Division Championship - 5:00 (Gov.Div Pool A 1st vs Pool B 1st)

Game 31 - 3rd Place - 6:30 - loser of game 23 vs loser of game 24

Game 32 - CHAMPIONSHIP - 8:00 - winner of game 23 vs winner of game 24

 

Governor's Division

[Pool A] Muir, Monrovia, LACES, Jordan (L.A-Watts)

[Pool B] Fremont, Marshall (Pas.), Marshall (L.A-Los Feliz), Reseda

##School listed 2nd/right shall be home team##

 

Tue 11/29 @ Muir HS

3:30 LACES / Jordan (L.A-Watts)

5:00 Marshall (L.A-Los Feliz) / Marshall (Pas.)

6:30 Fremont / Reseda

8:00 Monrovia / Muir

 

Wed 11/30 @ Muir

3:30 Marshall (L.A-Los Feliz) / Fremont

5:00 Monrovia / LACES

6:30 Marshall (Pas.) / Reseda

8:00 Jordan (L.A-Watts) / Muir

 

Thu 12/1 @ Muir

3:30 Jordan (L.A-Watts) / Monrovia

5:00 Fremont / Marshall (Pas.)

6:30 Reseda / Marshall (L.A-Los Feliz)

8:00 LACES / Muir

 

Fri 12/2 @ Muir

4:00 (Gov.Div 7th) - Pool A 4th vs Pool B 4th

5:30 (Gov.Div 5th) - Pool A 3rd vs Pool B 3rd

7:00 (Gov.Div 3rd) - Pool A 2nd vs Pool B 2nd

*Governor's Division Championship will be held Saturday 12/3, 5:00pm at Pasadena (main gym).

This release was provided by Gamal Smalley.

Solidene Hendricks November 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM
The two main people I know and very proud of is from Pasadena High is Coach Tucker and from Muir High is coach Smalley. This is a great ideal; with both coaches joining together will bring more great things to Pasadena basketball. I love both of these guys, because they were positive role models in my life. When I played for Pasadena High (Tucker) and for Smalley, when I was young going to Muir High basketball games to watch Gamal and my cousin Riley Guy putting on a show back in the day. I will continue to support both coaches. Keep up the good work!!! Solidene Hendricks Bulldog 4life.
Saba Christian June 03, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Beware all parents of talented athletes do your homework and don't believe the hype. PHS is not a good school for your child. Coach Tim Tucker has a HUGE ego and believe it's all about him - not your child's future!

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