Any basketball fanatics out there?
Anyone looking to watch nonstop hoops?
The 2nd Annual Horseshoe Shootout might be for you.
Eight area squads, including Highland Park and Lake Forest, will be competing in this event on Saturday at Deerfield High School.
Highland Park will open the four-game set by taking on Lake Zurich at 1:30 p.m. Lake Forest will face undefeated Fremd (22-0) at 4:30 p.m.
The shootout also will feature two other games. Deerfield will square off against Rhinelander (Wisconsin) at 3 p.m., while Niles North will play Prospect in the final at 6 p.m.
These eight teams have a connection. Each summer, the head coaches from these schools, including HP’s Paul Harris and Deerfield’s Dan McKendrick, join forces and offer instruction at the Horseshoe Basketball Camp up in Northern Wisconsin. Current players serve as junior counselors in the weeklong clinic, which is open to youngsters in grades 4-8.
Jordan Shiner, a Highland Park resident and long-time teacher and coach, not only runs the camp, but he also has put together the shootout.