For more than a decade the Tournament of Champions has been regarded as the most competitive and prestigious high school basketball event in North America and the world.
Long considered the de facto national championship for American girls' basketball, it has showcased 11 of the past 14 USA Today National Champions and a remarkable 119 State Champions since 1997.
Since its inception the Tournament of Champions has hosted more than 18,000 student athletes from 41 states and Canada, and publications like the USA Today and ESPN have described the event as "staggering" and "unparalleled."
The Tournament of Champions has been conducted in the Phoenix Metro area since 2001, and is co-sponsored by Chandler High School and the Chandler Unified School District(CUSD). It is sanctioned by and through the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS).
Now one of the largest team interscholastic sporting events in the United States, the Tournament of Champions is conducted in two sessions to accommodate more than 150 teams annually: one session the week prior to Christmas and another beginning the day after.