Nachum welcomed President of Macslive, David Schwartzman to this morning’s JM in the AM to preview the 2019 Red Sarachek Memorial Tournament going on from today through Monday, March 18.
From the tournament website:
“A highlight of the YU year, the annual Red Sarachek Tournament is the country’s most prestigious tournament for Jewish high school basketball teams. Each year, hundreds of student-athletes and their fans from schools across the United States and Canada gather at Yeshiva University for four days of top-level competition and community-wide celebration.
In addition to being an exciting event, the tournament is a great opportunity to visit and learn about YU.
The tournament will consist of 20 schools. Spots will be allocated as follows:
Yeshiva University High School (tournament host)
The school with the best tournament record over the past 7 years
The two top teams in the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League (MYHSL)
Five discretionary selections (one reserved for the MYHSL)
Balance of teams chosen by lottery
The tournament is divided into four tiers, each with its own champion.
The three-year cycle for lottery participation will be continued as follows:
Any qualified school that participates in the lottery each year may play no more than twice in three years
A school that does not qualify by the rule above may still get in with a discretionary selection
Over the past five years, this format has allowed more than 40 different schools to participate in the tournament.”