- National High School Federation rules will be followed with the few exceptions listed below.
- Each player will be allowed a total of six (6) fouls before being disqualified.
- All games will be played in two (2) sixteen (16) minute halves.
- There will be a three (3) minute rest period between halves.
- Teams will be allowed to call three full (3) time-outs and one (1) twenty second time-out during the regulation game.
- There will be no dunking allowed in warm-ups, a technical foul may be assessed.
- There will be a minimum of a five (5) minute warm-up period between games
- No game will begin before the time listed on the official game schedule.
- Players will be allowed to play for one team only. Once a player plays in a game for one team, he will no longer be eligible to participate for any other team in the tournament.
- All players must have high school eligibility remaining or be going into their first year of prep school, so that they are being recruited by colleges for the 2012-2013 school year.
- Any violations discovered of rule #9 or #10 will result in game forfeitures.
- In Pool Play, the home team is the second team listed in each pair, will wear light colored jerseys and sit to the left of the scorekeeper facing the court.
- In Bracket Play, the home team is the bottom team in the bracket will wear light colored jerseys and sit to the left of the scorekeeper facing the court.
- Overtime Rules – During pool play the first overtime will be 2 minutes and 1 minute for every additional overtime. During bracket play the first overtime will be 3 minutes. The second overtime in bracket play will be 2 minutes and subsequent overtimes will be 1 minute only. Each team will be given 1 time-out in each overtime period. No time-outs will carry over from previous period.
Final Pool Standings will be determined by win-lose records against teams within the same pool. Tie breaking procedures are:
- Head to head competition.
- Point differential in all pool games with a maximum of twenty (20).
- Defensive points allowed in all pool games.
The sequence is repeated from 1) to determine the second place finisher after determining the first place team. During a forfeit in pool play the winning team will be awarded the maximum of twenty (20) points for the point differential calculation