ANDOVER — The annual Bradner Basketball Tourney taps off Tuesday at Andover High.
Another strong field will be on hand with two-time defending champion Central Catholic leading the pack.
The Raiders, of course, are led by Eagle-Tribune MVP Tyler Nelson, the do-it-all 6-2 guard who has picked up scholarship offers from George Washington, among others. Nick Cambio, a 6-5 senior, also is enjoying a big offseason.
Central always reloads but it did graduate a ton of talent.
Andover is primed to make a run behind it’s inside-outside combination of athletic guard David Giribaldi and 6-5 Connor Merinder.
St. John’s Prep’s 6-5 Ben Judson of Plaistow is one of the state’s best and Max Burt of North Andover is a player to watch in the backcourt.
The Preps I All-Star team has some star power led by Terance Mann of Lowell. The 6-5 small forward at Tilton Prep is rated the No. 61 player nationally in the Class of 2015.
agateText:at Andover High
Tuesday, July 9
agateText:Game 1: Pinkerton vs. Tewksbury
agateText:Game 2: Pelham vs. Londonderry
agateText:Game 3: Haverhill vs. Greater Lawrence
agateText:Game 4: Pentucket vs. Salem
agateText:Game 5: Methuen vs. Tyngsboro
agateText:Game 6: Westford vs. A-B
Game 7: Lowell vs. Lawrence
agateText:Game 8: North Andover vs. Preps 2
agateText:Thursday, July 11
agateText:Game 9: Central vs. Game 1 winner
agateText:Game 10: Nashua South vs. Game 2 winner
agateText:Game 11: Preps 1 vs. Game 3 winner
agateText:Game 12: Andover vs. Game 4 winner
agateText:Game 13: St. John’s vs. Game 5 winner
agateText:Tuesday, July 16
agateText:Game 14: Game 9 winner vs. Game 6 winner
agateText:Game 15: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner
agateText:Game 16: Game 12 vs. Game 7 winner
agateText:Game 17: Game 13 winner vs. Game 8 winner
agateText:Thursday, July 18