42nd Annual

Kingdom of the Sun

28-31, 2015

Vanguard High School

Ocala, Florida


Attention College Coaches:

Please send your 2015-2016 basketball media guides to be displayed in the tournament hospitality room.


Send to:

Kingdom of the Sun

3437 E Fort King St. #124

Ocala, FL 34470

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NEWS & Notes

2015 Kingdom Teams Announced

The Kingdom of the Sun proudly announces the field of teams

for our 42nd Annual event.

St. Michaels (Toronto, Can)


St. Thomas Aquinas


Lake Highland Prep

Dacula (GA)

North Gwinnett (GA)

Winter Haven

LaSalle (OH)


Lakewood Ranch


Blanche Ely


Green Bay Preble (WI)


 All 28 Games in 2015 to be Broadcast LIVE!

Kingdom of the Sun to Live-stream Tournament


Ocala, FL – Chris Schieman Media & Marketing has partnered with one of the top high school holiday

basketball tournaments in the country to provide streaming services.

Chris Schieman will provide broadcasts for the 42nd Annual Kingdom of the Sun basketball tournament this December in Ocala, Florida. Every game during the 2015 tournament will be broadcast live and available on-demand online.

“The Kingdom of the Sun is consistently ranked as one of the top tournaments in the country,” owner Chris Schieman said. “To have the opportunity to bring this event to more fans is an honor. I can’t wait to call

some quality games!”

The Kingdom of the Sun was started in 1974, making it one of the longest running high school tournaments

in the country. High school authorities like MaxPreps annually list the tournament as one of the must-see

events during the holiday season.

“Broadcasting these games will help showcase some of the top talent in basketball,” Schieman said. “The broadcasts are important for fans and family who can’t travel to the games, but they’re also important for

college coaches to watch these kids compete against top-level teams.”

Several participants in the Kingdom of the Sun have gone onto successful NBA careers. Names like

Derek Harper, Frank Johnson, Jamal Mashburn, Christian Laettner, Dwight Howard and Jose Barea are

among dozens of former players who played in the NBA within the tournament’s 42 year history.

Each game will take place at Vanguard High School in Ocala, FL from December 28-31. The pay-per-view

fee for each game will be $6.95. Fans can also purchase a tournament pass for $34.95 that will give them

access to every game. DVDs and digital downloads of every game will also be available for sale.

Information about teams, game times and links to the broadcasts will be added to the Kingdom of the Sun

website closer to the start of the tournament.

For more information about the Kingdom of the Sun please visit: http://www.kingdomofthesun.net.

For more information about Chris Schieman Media & Marketing please visit: http://www.chrisschieman.com.


Chris Schieman Media & Marketing is a full service broadcasting and content marketing company located in

Myrtle Beach, SC.

You can follow all the games at   http://www.meridix.com/everywhere.php?liveid=KingdomOfTheSun

  Kingdom Adds Two Games to Historical Bracket

For the first time in its 42-year history, the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament will add a

3-game guarantee for each participating team. This will add two games to the third day of

the tournament's events, moving the total number of games from 26 to 28.

"It's a small change that makes a huge difference for our participants," said Phillip Small,

Executive Director of the tournament. "This improvement will go a long way toward

helping us attract higher-level teams and teams from out of our area." Small said this is just

one change of many that is part of his vision to restore the event as one of the top high

school tournaments in the country.

The new change will mean two more games for the fans, but Small says the added games

not affect the ticket prices in any way. It should be a win-win for attendees as they will get

to see more games for the same price, and they will begin to see higher quality teams. "We

have missed out on quite a few high level teams because we have never been able to offer

teams a guarantee of three games. It is a hard sell to coaches across the country to raise

money and organize a trip to Florida during the season when they may only get two games.

It really puts coaches in a tough position trying to complete their season-long schedule

when they have to account for four games that may only end up being two. A team that

goes 0-2 would have a two game hole on their schedule headed into January, and its so hard

to pick up 2 games at that point in the season," Small explained.

The new setup will not affect the format or outcome of the event. The four teams that go

0-2 during the first two rounds will be eliminated from placing in the tournament, the same

as before. Only now, those teams will play against each other for their third guarantee-game

on day three. The outcome of those games will not affect the placement of the 12 teams that advance to the third round in any way. Those four teams that start out 0-2 will not play on

the fourth and final day of the event. Win or lose, their participation in the event will end

after their third game.

May 2015

2014 Kingdom of the Sun Tournament

Cardinal Gibbons


Kingdom of the Sun


Photo by Doug Engle – Ocala Star Banner

All-Tournament Team

Jose Morales, Cardinal Gibbons

Richard McIntosh, Cardinal Gibbons

Keith Stone, Zion Lutheran

Brandon Bornelus, Zion Lutheran

Jared Smith, Vanguard

Darius Banks, St. Petersburg

Courtney Williamson, Orlando Evans

Jonathan Jean, Gibsonton East Bay

Quinton Forrest, Winter Garden West Orange

C.J. Fleming, Cincinnati LaSalle

MVP:    Maverick Rowan, Cardinal Gibbons

Mr. Hustle:  Shimoore Stern, Zion Lutheran 


2014 Teams

St. Petersburg High • Orlando Evans • Fort Myers • Zion Lutheran

Cincinnati, Ohio - LaSalle • Winter Haven • St. Petersburg GIbbs • Winter Haven

Ocala Vanguard (host) • West Orange • North Marion • East Bay

Marianna • Coral Springs Christian • Cardinal Gibbons • North Clayton, Georgia

Thursday January 1, 2015

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