Brackets and schedules have been released for the Metro Conference holiday basketball tournament, which will be played Dec. 28-Jan. 4 at Ralston Arena.
Click here to see the full bracket. Below is a full schedule of first-round games.
Unless otherwise noted, all first-round girls games take place Dec. 29 while first-round boys games will be played Dec. 30.
No. 16 Omaha Central vs. No. 17 Omaha Bryan, 1 p.m. (Dec. 28 at Creighton Prep)
No. 1 Millard South vs. Central-Bryan winner, 8:30 a.m.
No. 8 Omaha North vs. No. 9 Elkhorn South, 10:15 a.m.
No. 5 Omaha Marian vs. No. 12 Omaha Northwest, 12 p.m.
No. 4 Papillion-La Vista vs. No. 13 Omaha South, 1:45 p.m.
No. 3 Omaha Westside vs. No. 14 Omaha Burke, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 Omaha Benson vs. No. 11 Papillion-La Vista South, 5:15 p.m.
No. 7 Bellevue West vs. No. 10 Millard West, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Millard North vs. No. 15 Bellevue East, 8:45 p.m.
No. 16 Omaha Northwest vs. No. 17 Omaha Benson, 2:45 p.m. (Dec. 28 at Creighton Prep)
No. 1 Omaha Creighton Prep vs. Northwest-Benson winner, 8:30 a.m.
No. 8 Papillion-La Vista vs. No. 9 Millard West, 10:15 a.m.
No. 5 Omaha Bryan vs. No. 12 Papillion-La Vista South, 12 p.m.
No. 4 Omaha Central vs. No. 13 Omaha South, 1:45 p.m.
No. 3 Omaha Burke vs. No. 14 Bellevue East, 3:30 p.m.
No. 6 Bellevue West vs. No. 11 Omaha Westside, 5:15 p.m.
No. 7 Elkhorn South vs. No. 10 Millard North, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Millard South vs. No. 15 Omaha North, 8:45 p.m.
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10. Cedric Johnson, SG, Bellevue West
Evaluation: Johnson is a versatile lefty who finishes well and is at his best when attacking the basket. He has long arms and rebounds very well for a guard. He's also a willing passer with solid vision. Johnson has great body control and balance, using good footwork and a change of pace and direction to get to the rim.
9. Tre'vion Crawford, SG, Omaha Bryan
Evaluation: Crawford is a strong guard who can get to the rim and finish with good touch, including floaters. He shows the ability to shoot from beyond the arc in catch-and-shoot situations. Crawford is also a willing defender capable of getting up and pressuring opposing guards.
8. Henry Penner, G/F, Aurora
Evaluation: Penner served as Aurora’s glue guy as a sophomore — doing a bit of everything for the Huskies — and emerged as a go-to scoring option as a junior. At 6-foot-5, he is a strong shooter who moves the ball well, contributes on the glass and makes hustle plays defensively. He is also a good athlete for his size who is terrific on the offensive glass and is a target on lobs.
7. Nick Ferrarini, SG, Millard North
Evaluation: Ferrarini has great height for an off-guard and is a tremendous shooter with deep range. He shot nearly 40 percent from deep as a sophomore and junior. Ferrarini has also improved significantly off the bounce and is getting to the rim and the free-throw line at a consistent rate. He has also added a mid-range pull-up to his arsenal.
6. Tyrell Carroll, PG, Millard South
Evaluation: Carroll is a tough point guard who can get to the rim off the bounce and seeks out contact in the paint. Carroll has an unorthodox shooting motion but shot nearly 40 percent from deep as a sophomore. Carroll has good vision and can make plays for others. He is a pesky defender on the ball with quick feet and hands.
5. Roman Behrens, PG, Omaha Central
Evaluation: Behrens is a complete offensive point guard. He is a terrific shooter from the perimeter with handles to get into the paint and draw fouls. He sees the floor well and isn’t afraid of making the highlight-reel pass. His biggest strength might be his mid-range game — as his pull-up jumper is nearly automatic — and he also has an array of floaters and scoop shots in his arsenal.
4. Kanon Koster, G/F, Kearney
Evaluation: Koster is a strong guard with a good frame that can play on the perimeter or hold his own inside. He has a strong feel for the game, is a good jump-shooter, crashes the glass hard and will elevate and throw it down when given the chance. He can drive left or right and finishes at a very high rate inside the arc.
3. Sam Griesel, SG, Lincoln East
Evaluation: Griesel is a versatile, athletic swingman who loves to attack the basket but can knock down shots from the perimeter as well. He moves the ball well and plays with good efficiency. Griesel has a lot of potential on the defensive end with ability to hold his own against bigs and stay in front of guards on the perimeter.
2. Shereef Mitchell, PG, Omaha Burke
Evaluation: Mitchell is a tough guard with a scoring mentality. He’s capable of running the point or playing off the ball. He can shoot from the perimeter and get into the paint and finish around the basket with his athleticism. He has incredibly quick feet and is one of the best on-ball defenders in the state.
1. Brady Heiman, C, Platteview
Evaluation: Heiman combines tremendous height with uncanny shot-blocking instincts, making him a force in the paint on the defensive end. He’s a strong rebounder as well who is developing a post game, but needs to add strength. He has taken major strides offensively and has become a playmaker out of the high post.