Posted On: 12/24/18 2:53 AM

Holiday hoops are almost here. Tons of teams and prospects are about to take the court. We are about to take a deep dive into the top Holiday Tournaments in the state with our previews. Here is our look at the Decatur Eisenhower Tournament.

Dates:

December 27-29

Location:

Decatur Eisenhower HS & Decatur MacArthur HS

Opening Day Schedule

Eisenhower vs. Williamsville, 10 a.m.

Southeast vs. Mt. Zion, 10 a.m.

Urbana vs. Unity, 11:30 a.m.

Mahomet-Seymour vs. Kaneland, 11:30 a.m.

Mt. Zion vs. Champaign Central, 1 p.m.

Williamsville vs. MacArthur, 1 p.m.

Kaneland vs. Southeast, 2:30 p.m.

Unity vs. Eisenhower, 2:30 p.m.

Favorites to win

This is a very talented pool of teams and prospects. Four of these teams can easily make the claim they can legitimately take the title home. With MacArthur having a homecourt advantage and a very talented team, I see them being a tough out. I believe Champaign Central will also contend as well, if not take the title home, with their guard play arguably being the best among the field.

Final Four

Champaign Central

Decatur MacArthur

Urbana

Mahomet-Seymour

Sleeper Teams

Eisenhower, Southeast, Mt.Zion

Top 5 Prospects

Jayda Dees (MacArthur-2019)

Chanice Willis (Central-2020)

Chiann Scott (Urbana-2020)

Alexis Rhoades (Mt.Zion-2019)

Makayla Rosenbery (Mahomet)

Best Unsigned Seniors

Jayda Dees (MacArthur)

Maya Oliver (MacArthur)

Mariah Shores (MacArthur)

Tina McClain (Southeast)

Alexis Rhoades (Mt.Zion)

Jenny Baumann (Mt.Zion)

Markessa Jackson (Eisenhower)

Amya Bahler (Urbana)

Young Prospects To Keep On The Radar

Chanice Willis (Central)

Kyla Jones (Eisenhower)

Aija Gwin (Central)

Taya Davis (MacArthur)

Chiann Scott (Urbana)

Alarea Jackson (Urbana)

Makayla Rosenburg (Mahomet)

Morgan Browning (Central)

Quincenia Jackson (MacArthur)

Maya Oliver (Eisenhower)