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RPS 205 Announces Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic


​​​​​The Fifth Annual 205 Tip-Off Classic will include a 12-team competition from five states. The event will be held Nov. 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24 at Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools.

Teams include: Marina (Huntington Beach, Calif.); McArthur (Hollywood, Fla.); Bay View (Milwaukee, Wisc.​); Pike (Indianapolis, Ind.); and Chicago-area teams Chicago Perspectives, North Chicago and Elgin Larkin. Rounding out the field will be five local teams representing the NIC-10: Auburn, East, Guilford, Jefferson and Freeport. The complete schedule will be released next week.

North Chicago placed fourth in Illinois last year in Class 3A and is making its first Tip-Off appearance. Larkin, which placed fourth in the state in Class 4A last year, returns for its fifth year, while this is the second straight year for Perspectives.

"We are excited with the level of competition scheduled for this year's Tip-Off Classic," said Mat Parker, Director of Athletics, Activities & Program Development. "The competition has grown with high-caliber teams we are able to attract from across the nation to come to Rockford. The impact of the Tip-Off Classic extends beyond competition with our student athletes, as families spend time in our awesome community and bring economic impact to Rockford."

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