FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout features 5 Utah County high schoool basketball teams

Lone Peak's Frank Jackson dribbles the ball in the 5A State Tournament last year. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson dribbles in a game. Lone Peak is one of the Utah County schools playing in the FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout this weekend. (Photo by Matt Bennett)

Five Utah County basketball teams will participate in the 5th Annual FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout, a tournament featuring some of the top high school boys basketball teams in the country.

“Our goal when we started this was to showcase Utah basketball and to help people understand just how good the level of basketball we play in Utah is and to provide the community with a first-class tournament and I think we’ve done that,” said Orem coach Golden Holt, who is the tournament founder, in a press release. “I think this is by far the strongest field we’ve ever had. People are going to see some unbelievable talent from around the country play against some of the top teams in Utah.”

Joining the tournament are Orem, Lone Peak, Mountain View, Salem Hills  and Timpview high schools.

The tournament begins Thursday, Dec. 10, afternoon and goes through Saturday. Outside of the Timpanogos vs. Foothill game scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Saturday’s schedule isn’t set yet. The rest of Saturday’s schedule will be determined following Friday’s games.

Besides the tournament, there will be a Slam Dunk contest at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday prior to the marquee games at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Slam Dunk contest will feature Lone Peak guard and Duke commit Frank Jackson.

Single game tickets can be purchased at the gate for $10 adults, $5 for student, child and seniors. All-day passes are $15 for adults, $10 for student, child and seniors. Games are played at Orem High School.

All games will be streamed live on KUTV.com.

For more information go to freetaxusashootout.com or contact Neil Warner (greatzuke@icloud.com)

FreeTaxUSA.com Shootout Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 10
3:00 Timpview vs. Foothill
4:15 Salem Hills vs. Mesa Mountain View (Mesa)
5:30 Miller Grove vs. Fremont
7:00 Orem vs. Charlotte Christian
7:00 Lone Peak at Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant

Friday, Dec. 11

2:30 Mountain View (Mesa) vs. Wasatch Academy
3:45 Mountain View (Orem) vs. Charlotte Christian
5:00 Orem vs. Foothill
7:00 Lone Peak vs. Fremont (KMYU TV)
8:30 Timpview vs. Miller Grove (KMYU TV)

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