America’s #1 high school basketball event celebrates its 25th Anniversary by moving to a spectacular new venue and expanding to 128 teams in eight 16-team divisions, including the majority of the preseason top 25 teams in the Nation.
The 25th Annual Nike Tournament of Champions will be played at the incredible Bell Bank Park in Mesa. The Park is a 320-acre, world-class family and sports entertainment destination that includes 16 hardwood floors – each with independent LED scoreboards and shot clocks – along with a 2,800-seat Championship arena. The facility has just been completed at a cost of greater than $280-million dollars; by comparison it dwarfs even ESPN’s Wide World Sports in Orlando in size and scope.
Throughout its 25-year history, the Tournament of Champions has been considered the de facto National Championship for American girls’ basketball. It has produced the consensus National Champions 20 times in the last 24 years; showcased at least 244 State Championship teams; and featured 22 WNBA All-Stars and eight former and current U.S. Olympians. It is also the only regular high school season basketball tournament that attracts hundreds of college basketball coaches during the winter.
As in previous years, all teams will stay at the spectacular AAA Four-Diamond Arizona Grand Resort. The Resort is just 30 minutes from Bell Bank Park via the US 60 and Arizona Loop 202.