Senior Quintin Metcalf has averaged 24.3 points and 10.4 rebounds for a Humphreys team that's 25-0 and enters the Far East Division I tournament at Humphreys as a favorite. (MARY SARANTAKES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
Senior Quintin Metcalf has averaged 24.3 points and 10.4 rebounds for a Humphreys team that's 25-0 and enters the Far East Division I tournament at Humphreys as a favorite. (MARY SARANTAKES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Basketball: Humphreys, King clear favorites in boys tourneys

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

It’s been awhile since two boys basketball teams entered Far East tournaments with the huge bull’s-eyes being toted by Division I favorite Humphreys and Division II favorite E.J. King.

The two teams carry a combined 48-2 ledger into the Far East D-I and D-II tournaments, which begin Thursday on Camp Humphreys. D-I features a true round robin with the top four qualifying for the title. D-II features pool play followed by single elimination with consolation.

King and Humphreys went unbeaten against their respective divisions. The Blackhawks won or shared the Korea Blue Division regular-season title for the fourth straight season and won last month’s Kanto Classic. The Cobras went 23-0 vs. D-II foes, winning by an average 21.22 points.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.569352

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