Patterson boys basketball coach Harry Martin received a text message from one of his players Friday morning with a simple request: toothpaste. The No. 1 Clippers and No. 6 St. Frances are flying to Milwaukee to compete in Saturday's Under Armour Brandon Jennings Invitational -- a 10-team showcase of some of the nation's finest teams. St. Frances will open the schedule when it meets Tennessee-based Melrose at 12:30 p.m. at Marquette University High School. Junior point guard Aquille Carr and Patterson will take on Price from Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. in the invitational nightcap.
"For the kids to have an opportunity to play in such a great event is an honor," Martin said. "Some of the guys haven't had this kind of an experience -- traveling by air and staying at a hotel -- it will be something they'll always remember."