The annual Blue Collar Basketball Buford Showcase returns to Buford City Arena on Saturday with five high school games, each featuring a Gwinnett team.
The event kicks off with a girls game between unbeaten Buford and Johns Creek, led by former Parkview coach Kirk Call. Four boys games follow the opener.
Shiloh, off to a 6-0 start this season, takes on Holy Innocents’ in the 2:30 p.m. game. Holy Innocents’ new head coach is Cabral Huff, who just finished a successful tenure as the head boys coach at Duluth.
Berkmar’s boys have an intriguing game at 4 p.m. against Madison East, a team from Wisconsin. Parkview and Johns Creek clash in the 5:30 p.m. game before the 7 p.m. finale between Buford and Eagle’s Landing Christian.
Buford’s boys are the reigning state champions in Class AAAAA, while ELCA was state runner-up in Class A Private last season.
This year’s showcase is more heavy on Gwinnett teams — only four local squads were involved in 2018 — and has a completely revamped field. Only the two Buford teams were part of last year’s showcase.