Organizers of the Capitol City Classic believe the 2022 tournament could be its most competitive field yet.
The first look at the prospective matchups in the annual pre-Christmas annual tournament in Oregon’s capitol city came Thursday.
Scroll down for complete looks at both brackets.
The boys field is headlined by reigning CIF Open Division state runner-up Modesto Christian (California), Texas private school state champion John Paul II, and St. John Bosco (California). Those three schools will take on Jackson Shelstad and West Linn, which headlines a strong in-state field.
The boys tournament takes place Dec. 16-21 at Willamette University and the expanded, second-year girls bracket runs Dec. 19-21 at Corban University, both in Salem.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.capitolcityclassic.com.
Head to Instagram @SBLiveOR and @CapitolCityClassic for a live bracket breakdown with the tournament directors. Stay with SBLive Oregon for statewide high school boys and girls basketball previews in the coming days and weeks.
Here are the brackets.