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The tournament will take place over the course of three days from January 30th to February 1st, 2020. The SJIT was first played in 1974 and ran annually until 2002. St. James School revived the tournament in 2016 and it’s been as successful as ever.
Tarkett Sports will be sponsoring the event in conjunction with its partner, Abacus Sports.
St. James is hosting the tournament in their newly-renovated gymnasium. Abacus Sports outfitted their gym with 26,000 sq. ft. of Omnisports 9.4 mm this summer. Omnisports is among the best on the market for vinyl, and we’re excited to prove it.
The Tradition of the SJITWhat’s possibly even more exciting is the competition that will be present at the SJIT. St. James is hosting last year’s national champion, IMG Academy. Monteverde Academy, which is ranked #1 this preseason and a favorite to compete for the title this year, will also be in attendance. The St. James Invitational will also feature several top high school prospects who are sure to make waves in the NCAA next year and beyond.
The St. James Invitational has a rich history to go along with its exciting future. It has hosted such players as former NBA all-stars Tracy McGrady and Jerry Stackhouse. Current New York Knicks rookie sensation RJ Barrett was the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player in 2017 while playing for Monteverde. Abacus is thrilled to be joining this tradition and to become a part of SJIT’s storied history.
Image: “Tournament History - Saint James School.” Tournament History - Saint James School, 5 Dec. 2019, www.stjames.edu/athletics/tournaments/sjit-homepage/tournament-history.
The entirety of the St. James Invitational Tournament is going to be played on Omnisports flooring. The standard floor for high school, college, and professional basketball is usually maple hardwood. We’re excited to support a tournament played fully on vinyl. It will be amazing to watch some of the best high school athletes perform on this unique type of sports flooring.
Here's a timelapse video of Omnisports 9.4 mm installed at St-James School in Hagerstown, MD.
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Stay tuned for more information about our involvement in this tournament in the coming weeks.