The Preston boys basketball team defeated Bishop Kelly 42-37 in last year’s 4A state championship game at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Both teams qualified for state again this season. First-round games in all six classifications begin Thursday at various locations throughout the Treasure Valley.
Forty-eight high school boys basketball teams in six classifications tip off their chase for a state championship beginning Thursday at various locations around the Treasure Valley.
Follow along in our live blog below for all the latest scores and updates. Plus, see all the up-to-the second tournament brackets here.
Looking to scout the competition? We have preview capsules on all 48 teams here. And we made our picks for the favorites in each tournament.
Lastly, don’t miss the the top five players to watch this weekend.