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Premier Boys’ Basketball Holiday Tournament in Arizona Returns for its 16th Year

32 schools participate at three sites competing in 64 games over four days

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The 16th Annual Visit Mesa Basketball Challenge (VMBC) returns to Mesa, Ariz. with this year’s event scheduled for December 27-30 at Mountain View, Red Mountain, and Westwood High Schools. Sanctioned by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the tournament is, traditionally, save-the-date worthy with intense competition, high-level players, respected coaches, and fantastic spectator support.

In addition to 17 schools from Arizona participating, the VMBC will feature, once again, schools from across the country. The following states outside of Arizona will be represented: California (6), Utah (3), Texas (2), Washington (2), Nevada (1), and Oregon (1).

Campus of Champions Bracket (@ Mountain View HS)
Bakersfield Christian (Bakersfield, CA)
Boulder Creek (Anthem, AZ)
Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix, AZ)
Capital Christian (Sacramento, CA)
Clovis West (Fresno, CA)
Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, AZ)
Gonzaga Preparatory School (Spokane, WA)
Houston Christian (Houston, TX)
John Paul II (Plano, TX)
Mission College Preparatory (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Mountain View (Mesa, AZ)
Notre Dame Preparatory (Scottsdale, AZ)
Pinnacle (Phoenix, AZ)
Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, AZ)
Timpview (Provo, UT)
Valley Christian (Chandler, AZ)

On this Mountain Bracket (@ Red Mountain HS)
ALA Gilbert North (Gilbert, AZ)
Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, CA)
Campo Verde (Gilbert, AZ)
Cedar Valley (Eagle Mountain, UT)
Chavez (Laveen, AZ)
Red Mountain (Mesa, AZ)
Scottsdale Christian (Phoenix, AZ)
Sherwood (Sherwood, OR)

War Eagle Bracket (@Westwood HS)
Chaparral (Scottsdale, AZ)
Durango (Las Vegas, NV)
King’s (Seattle, WA)
Peoria (Peoria, AZ)
Rancho Solano Preparatory (Scottsdale, AZ)
Stansbury (Stansbury Park, UT)
St. Margaret’s (San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Westwood (Mesa, AZ)

The tournament schedule will be posted on Thursday, November 9 on X & Instagram (@MonarchSportsAZ) in addition to being linked at If you have any questions, please contact Marc A. Beasley at or 602.321.1369.