For health and safety reasons, the 2021 SJIT has been cancelled. We look forward to an even better tournament in 2022!
Saint James School congratulates Montverde Academy for winning the 2020 Saint James Invitational Tournament!
We would also like to thank all of our participating teams for a wonderful tournament showcasing an elite level of basketball to our local community.
THE FUTURE HOME OF THE SAINT JAMES INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Turner Athletic Center
The athletics facilities at Saint James are a central part of school life, as all of the 240 students are required to participate in daily after-school sports activities. The locker rooms, the gymnasium, the training facilities, and all available indoor spaces are in near-constant use. A new athletic facility will remedy the following deficiencies:
- The boys’ locker room, located in the basement of Alumni Hall, is inadequately heated, poorly lit, and badly ventilated.
- The girls’ locker room, also in the basement of the building, is overcrowded due to the increased number of female students.
- The gymnasium is not air conditioned, has inadequate seating for spectators, and is in immediate need of a new floor. A performance gymnasium is also critical to the success of the Saint James Invitational Tournament.
- Locker rooms for visiting teams are small, unwelcoming, and inconvenient. Parking for the entire facility is inadequate.
- The main entrance to Alumni Hall is below grade and is not handicapped accessible, making it unwelcoming for visitors.
Plans for the new facility include: the construction of a performance gymnasium, new locker rooms for boys and girls, new locker rooms for visiting teams, and improved wrestling facilities. This facility also provides an alternate indoor space for commencement and other large school events. In addition, a redesigned entrance and new parking lots will make the facility accessible and friendly to all.