This weekend, the boy’s basketball team travels to Las Vegas for the Legacy Tip-Off Classic. The tournament includes Las Vegas-area high schools as well as schools for surrounding states.
The Tigers will face schools nearly 10 times the size of Wasatch Academy, and should provide good early tests for a team that has started in mid-season form.
Thursday night the Tigers face Cimaron-Memorial High School, a Las Vegas school with 2,900-plus students. The Spartans have a new coach this year after a losing season (12–13) last year.
Wasatch Academy will face either Virgin Valley or Clovis East in their next game. Virgin Valley, another Las Vegas team, who posted a 14–11 record last year and are led by point guard Garrett Leavitt, who averaged 16 points per game.
Clovis East comes from Fresno, Calif., and has an enrollment of about 2,800 students. Although only about a decade old, the program has been successful and has sent multiple players onto D–1 colleges.
Other teams in the tournament include host Legacy High School (Las Vegas); North Tahoe, Nev.; Mojave (Las Vegas) and Thurgood Marshall (San Francisco).