Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament 2019

Thursday, March 14th – Monday, March 18th, 2019

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. Spots will be allocated as follows:

  • Yeshiva University High School (tournament host)
  • The school with the best tournament record over the past 7 years
  • The two top teams in the Metropolitan Yeshiva High School League (MYHSL)
  • Five discretionary selections (one reserved for the MYHSL)
  • Balance of teams chosen by lottery

The tournament is divided into four tiers, each with its own champion.

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

  • 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 get in with a discretionary selection
  • Over the past five years, this format has allowed more than 40 different schools to participate in the tournament