The Douglas basketball program's philosophy has long been to find the toughest available opponents to fill its preseason schedule.
As such, the Tigers have faced off against multiple nationally-ranked powerhouses and dozens of elite blue-chip recruits over the last 10 years.
Thursday night was one such example as the Tigers fell 52-46 to Arizona power Mountain View and five-star junior center Payton Dastrup in the first round of the Wild West Shootout at Bishop Manogue High School.
"That's why we play in these types of tournaments, because we want to play tough teams," Douglas coach Corey Thacker said. "It's a …