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NINE RANKED TEAMS TO COMPETE AT HINSDALE CENTRAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC

The strongest field, from top to bottom, in the Chicagoland area will be in competition at this year's Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  There are three different teams ranked in the Top Ten and every first round game will have a team in the Top 50.  Review the most recent rankings by clicking HERE.

 

HINSDALE CENTRAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC FIRST ROUND PAIRINGS ANNOUNCED

Five Thanksgiving Tournament champions and six other schools with a single loss have combined for a 35-8 record through the first week of play, and will be part of the deepest field in the four-year history of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  Prior to opening week play, a record number five teams were ranked in Chicagoland's Top 25 pre-season listing, and eleven different schools were ranked in the Top 50.  Go to the Bracket



HINSDALE CENTRAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC BOASTS TOP TALENT


A pair of seniors who are scheduled to participate in this year's HCHC have verbally committed to play at Division I universities next year.  Oswego East star Ray J Dennis will attend Boise State and DePaul Prep standout Perry Cowan will play at Brown University.  Dennis averaged 17.2 points, 4.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds for the 20-game winner Wolves last year and was the Kendall County News Prep Player of the Year.  Cowan, who will be a four-year starter on the varsity this season, 18.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and three assist as a junior en rout to being named to the All Chicago Catholic League team.  The tandem is one of many outstanding prospects who will participate in the 4th Annual Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic this year.  Previews on some of the top players can be found on the 2018 Players To Watch page.



OSWEGO EAST, WILLOWBROOK JOIN 2018 HCHC FIELD

Two teams that won a collective 46 games last year will join the 2018 edition of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic this December.  Oswego East was the Southwest Prairie runner-up last year and lost only twice between the second week of December and the first week of March on its way to a twenty-win season.  The Wolves are anchored by Kendall County News Player of the Year Ray J Dennis, who averaged 17.2 points per game last season and is considered one of the biggest breakout players in the Class of 2019.  Advancing as far as any team in their school history last season, the Warriors of Willowbrook were sectional finalists and won 26 games.  Guard Matas Masys connected on 67 three-point baskets last season and leads a talented group which recorded 50 victories over the past two seasons.  The two new additions represent teams from conferences which were not included in previous Hinsdale Central Holiday Classics, as the current 16-team field now boasts entries from 15 different conferences.  Click here to read the entire New Team Release




2017 Archives:


December 24, 2017 -- The 2017 HCHC Preview Video
Here is sixty seconds of what to expect at this year's Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  Go to the Video

December 23, 2017 --  Opening Round Game Notes
Let the Games Begin.  Here are the Opening Round Game Previews for HCHC2017.  Go to the Game Notes

December 13, 2017 -- NBC Sports Chicago: Q & A with DePaul Prep head coach Tom Kleinschmidt
High School Lights Podcast features Tom Kleinschmidt talking about the upcoming Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  Listen to the Podcast

December 3, 2017 -- First Round Pairings Announced
The first round matchups for the 2017 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic have been announced.  Get your bracket

December 2 , 2017 -- Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic Newsletter
HCHC to again host Salute to Service and IBCA Hall of Fame Days.  Go to the Newsletter 

November 26, 2017 -- Five HCHC Teams Capture Thanksgiving Tournament Titles
2017 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic shaping up to be super competitive, as top nine teams compile a first week 33-4 record.  See the Opening Week Details

September 17, 2017 -- 100 Days Until Tip-Off of the 2017 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic
Let the Countdown begin.  Every day until tip-off, HCHC will countdown 100 days of f
un facts on our social media pages.  Follow the countdown on Twitter and Facebook

September 5, 2017 -- Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic 2017 Newsletter
The first edition of this year's HCHC Newsletter features links to the tournament's top players and information on the 100 Day Countdown.  Go to the Newsletter

August 25, 2017 -- Saint Rita Added to Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic

IHSA Regional Champion, and 19-game winner, Saint Rita joins the sixteen-team field for the 2017 Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  Read More About the Mustangs

August 11, 2017 -- Check Out the Updated HC Squared Photo Gallery

Over 1,000 pictures from the first two years of the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic are now on-line.  Click Here to go to the Gallery






































 

 

   
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