The 2019 Highland Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout was completely sold out!
Some of the Highlights from the most attended Shootout in the midwest:
LIVE STREAM OF CBC vs ROCK BRIDGE : https://www.facebook.com/NFHSNetworkHoops/videos/578652132576534
LIVE STEAM OF NICOLET vs CHAMINADE: https://www.facebook.com/NFHSNetworkHoops/videos/2118120938267832
LIVE STREAM OF BELLEVILLE WEST vs VASHON: https://www.facebook.com/NFHSNetworkHoops/videos/313759022806383
The Highland, Illinois Optimist Scott Credit Union Shootout is the oldest and widely known as the premier high school basketball shootout in Illinois and the St. Louis area. With our rich history, the event will once again bring together some of the top local and national basketball players and teams to one gym for one full day of hoops.
The 2020 event - January 11th - will feature games with teams from Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin including 20 top nationally ranked players:
Game 1 (8:30am) - Greenville (IL) Girls vs. Highland (IL) Girls
Game 2 (10:00am) - Triad (IL) vs. Highland (IL)
Game 3 (11:30am) - Columbia Tolton (MO) vs. Breese Mater Dei (IL)
Coban Porter , 6'5" Senior - Tolton - Nationally Ranked #238 - Offer from Sam Houston St
Jevon Porter, 6'8" Sophomore - Tolton
Caleb Zurliene, 6'5" Senior - Mater Dei - Committed to Purdue Northwest
Jacob Schadegg - 5'10" - Mater Dei - Committed to McKendree University
Game 4 (1:00pm) - DeSmet (MO) vs. Collinsville (IL)
Sekou Gassama, 6'10" Junior - DeSmet - Nationally Ranked #91 - Offers from SLU, Indiana State, Missouri State, LSU
Yaya Keita, 6'9" Junior - DeSmet - Nationally Ranked #119 - Offers from Iowa, SLU, SIU-C
Ray'Sean Taylor, 5'10" Senior - Collinsville - Nationally Ranked #251 - Offers from SIU-E, Indiana State, Wright State, etc.
Game 5 (3:00pm) - Mehlville (MO) vs. Trinity Catholic (MO)
Davion Bradford, 7'0" Senior - Mehlville - Nationally Ranked #133 - Committed to Kansas State
Dylan Branson, 6'5" Senior - Mehlville - Offers from SLU, SIU-C, Nebraska, DePaul
Lamontay Daugherty - 6'7" Senior - Offers from SIU-C, SLU
Ryan Kalkbrenner, 7'0" Senior - Trinity - Nationally Ranked #69 - Committed to Creighton
Rashad Weekly McDaniels, 6'0" Senior - Trinity - Committed to Central Michigan
Game 6 (4:45pm) - Hamilton (WI) vs. Chaminade (MO)
Patrick Baldwin Jr, 6'9" Junior - Hamilton - Nationally Ranked #2 - Offers from Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UNC
Luke Kasubke, 6'5" Senior - Chaminade - Nationally Ranked #145 - Committed to Kansas State
Tarris Reed, 6-8" Sophomore - Chaminade - Offers from SLU, Kansas State
Matteus Case, 6-5" Senior - Chaminade - Offers from SIU-E, Drake, Florida Atlantic
Harrison Vickers, 6'5" Senior - Chaminade - Offer from University of Illinois - Springfield
Game 7 (6:30pm) - Chicago Simeon (IL) vs. Vashon (MO)
Ahamad Bynum , 6'1" Junior - Simeon - Nationally Ranked #90 - Offers from Mizzou, Illinois, Wisconsin, etc.
Jaylen Drane, 6'1" Sophomore - Simeon - Nationally Ranked #74 - Offer from Chicago State
Jeremiah Williams , 6'5" Senior - Simeon - Nationally Ranked #214 - Offers from SIU-C, Northern Iowa, Akron, etc
Cam'Ron Fletcher - 6'6" Senior - Vashon - Nationally Ranked #37 - Committed to Kentucky
Nick Kern - 6'5" Junior - Vashon - Nationally Ranked #216 - Offers from SLU, DePaul
Kobe Clark - 6'4" Senior - Vashon - Nationally Ranked #349 - Offers from SLU, Kansas State
Phillip Russell - 5'10" Senior - Vashon - Committed to SEMO
Game 8 (8:15pm) - Chicago Whitney Young (IL) vs. CBC (MO)
DJ Steward, 6'3" Senior - Whitney Young - Nationally Ranked #26 - Committed to Duke
Tyler Beard, 6'2" Senior - Whitney Young - Nationally Ranked #212 - Offers from Iowa, Purdue, West Virginia, etc.
Grant Newell, 6'6" Junior - Whitney Young - Nationally Ranked #208 - Offer from DePaul
Caleb Love, 6'3" Senior - CBC - Nationally Ranked #21 - Committed to North Carolina
Larry Hughes II, 6'3" Sophomore - CBC - Nationally Ranked #95
National rankings are compiled from Rivals, 247sports, ESPN, and Prephoops
The Highland Optimist Club is part of Optimist International - an association of more than 3,000 clubs around the world dedicated to "bringing out the best in kids".
Adult volunteers join Optimist Clubs to conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth.
As Optimists, we are people who care about our communities and want to make a difference in the lives of youth by setting a positive example.
Mission: By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in kids.