Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament 2020

Thursday, March 12th – Monday, March 16th, 2020

A highlight of the YU year, the annual Red Sarachek tournament is the country's most prestigious tournament for Jewish high school basketball teams. Each year, hundreds of student-athletes and their fans from schools across the United States and Canada gather at Yeshiva University for four days of top-level competition and community-wide celebration.

In addition to being an exciting event, the tournament is a great opportunity to visit and learn about YU. 

The tournament will consist of 20 schools and is divided into four tiers, each with its own champion.

The three-year cycle participation lottery will be continued as follows:

  • Nine teams from outside the NY area will be selected to participate in the tournament via the lottery 
  • Any qualified school that participates in the lottery each year may play no more than twice in three years
  • A school that does not qualify by the rule above may still participate through our discretionary selection
  • Over the past five years, this format has allowed more than 40 different schools to participate in the tournament