No break from basketball

School is out but Omar Wilkes and the Loyola Cubs stay busy through the holiday break.

High school basketball does not take much of a Christmas vacation. Next up for Kansas recruit Omar Wilkes and Loyola High is a home game against Buena High on Saturday. Loyola will depart the day after Christmas to compete in the Red Cross Classic in Charleston, South Carolina on December 27-30.

The Wilkes family will find time to celebrate.

"We usually go to my grandma's house in Santa Barbara," said Wilkes.

And what does Omar consider the best part of holidays?

"My favorite part? Do you want the nice answer or the real answer?" quipped Wilkes.

Let's go with the real answer.

"Getting presents," admitted Wilkes. "The best gift I have received is my Ford Explorer." Top Stories