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Steel City Invitational begins Thursday

By Gary Lloyd

BIRMINGHAM — The inaugural Birmingham Tip Off Club’s Steel City Invitational begins at Samford University on Thursday.

Being billed as the state’s premier high school basketball tournament, Hewitt-Trussville is one of the 16 teams that will be showcased.

Hewitt-Trussville faces three-time defending Class 5A state champion Wenonah on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Pete Hanna Center.

Hewitt-Trussville senior guard Jarvis Calhoun attempts a shot against Pinson Valley earlier this season.
file photo by Ron Burkett

Should Hewitt-Trussville win, it will face the winner of the Homewood-Leeds game Friday at 8 p.m. Should the Huskies fall to Wenonah, they will face the loser of the Homewood-Leeds game Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Seibert Hall.

Other participating teams include Mountain Brook, Gadsden City, Bob Jones, Hazel Green, Carver-Birmingham, St. Jude, Woodlawn, Madison Academy, Hueytown, Ramsay, Sparkman and Hoover.

Birmingham Tip Off Club’s Chris Nix and Mountain Brook assistant coach Christian Schweers organized the event.

Participating teams will play a minimum of three games and as many as four games in three days.

For more information and a tournament bracket, visit www.steelcityhoops.com.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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