The parings for the 32nd Annual Pizza Hut Little Four Basketball Tournament were announced today. The tournament presented by the Greensboro Sports Council is coming up December 26-28 at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.
Monte Towe of N.C. State fame spoke to the crowd gathered today at the Coliseum and Towe gave a good talk about Wolfpack basketball in 1974 and also touched on what the Pack is up to in 2007. Mr. Steve Warren(former State football great), CEO of the area Steak N Shake restaurants, and a good friend of our local sports efforts, gave the opening prayer.
The seedings for this year’s tournament are as follows:
2007 Women’s Seeding:
#3) Northwest Guilford
#5) Southwest Guilford
#6) Northeast Guilford
#8) Greensboro Day School
2007 Men’s Seeding:
#1) Greensboro Day School
#4) Northeast Guilford
#7) Southwest Guilford
#8) Northwest Guilford
The tournament gets under way on Wednesday December 26 and for the girls at 2:30pm its’s #4 Page vs. #5 Southwest, 4pm-#3 Northwest vs. #6 Northeast, 6pm-#2 Dudley vs. #7 Smith, and 7:30pm #1 Grimsley vs. #8 Greensboro Day
Boy’s action on opening day features at 3:30pm #4 Northeast vs. #5 Page, 5pm-#3 Grimsley vs. #6 Smith, 7pm-#1Greensboro Day School vs. #8 Northwest, and 8:30pm-#2 Dudley vs. #7 Southwest
This year’s tournament co-chairmen are Kevin McCoy and David Flynt.
Page was the girl’s champion in 2006 with a 72-60 victory over top-seeded Dudley. It was the 10th title for the Pirate ladies and their first since 1998. The boy’s title belonged to Greensboro Day School in 2006 after the Bengals defeated the Dudley Panthers 68-63 for their seventh overall championship. The Bengal boys will try to make it 3 in a row in 2007.
Since 1989, Pizza Hut has been the title sponsor of the Little Four. Commodore Restaurants operates eight Pizza Hut locations in the Greensboro area.
*****Players on the move include guard Seth Hawkins who was at Smith and now is at Northeast Guilford. Hawkins was at Page before he transferred to Smith. Juwann Trapp(also a guard) has joined up at NEG after playing last year at Page.*****
Two former ACC basketball stars Curtis Hunter(UNC Tar Heels) at Northeast and Gene Banks(Duke Blue Devils) at Smith are coaches in this year’s tournament.
We hope to have some comments from tournament co-chair Kevin McCoy coming your way soon and we are looking forward to another great Pizza Hut Little Four Basketball Tournament in late December at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center.