25th annual Great American Shootout begins Thursday

The 25th Annual Great American Shootout starts Thursday at gyms around the Dallas area. It's another monster-sized event, with more than 350 teams in the high school division.

You can find the schedules for pool play and bracket play here, along with other tournament information.

Mike Kunstadt created the event back in 1989, and that first year it had 41 teams. It was played at Euless Trinity and Hurst L.D. Bell.

Some of the players who have participated in the Great American Shootout over the years:

Kenyon Martin, Deron Williams, Chris Bosh, Emeka Okafor, Rashard Lewis, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Kendrick Perkins, Stephen Jackson, Greg Ostertag, Chris Mihm, Darrell Arthur, Desmond Mason, Brian Skinner, Tony Battie and Jeryl Sasser.

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