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High school hoops tourney coming to Sportscenter

September 15, 2020 | 12:04 am

Updated September 15, 2020 | 12:16 am

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With the high school hoops season still a couple of months away, there’s now an opportunity for area basketball players to get some time on the court before the winter season hits.

The Back to School Tournament is coming to the Sportscenter with games starting Sept. 28.

There are two divisions with a boys’ JV and varsity division while the girl’s will have one combined division.

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With the recent KHSAA decision to limit AAU teams only two players from the same high school, Corey Wilford said they’re going with a draft to form the rosters. Each team will have 10 players with eight teams in each division.

Games will start Sept. 28 with registration ending Sunday. The league will last three weeks. Registration including a jersey, mask and two tickets to the Owensboro Thoroughbreds home opener.

Wilford said he’s been training player during the pandemic and knows how important activities are.

“This is something that the kids need for their sanity,” he said. “They’re tired of seeing them in the house bored, not doing anything. They’re the ones that truly love the game.”

Wilford said the league isn’t limited to only local players as they have players registered from multiple regions.

He knows every athlete doesn’t have the same opportunities.

“Not everyone around here is playing AAU basketball and having the luxury of traveling to some of these AAU tournaments other states are having,” he said. “I just wanted to be the first to give these kids something to look forward to, something to do and get them ready for the upcoming basketball season.”

Visit www.backtoschooltournament.eventbrite.com to register or contact Corey Wilford at 270-702-3127. The cost for the league is $65.

September 15, 2020 | 12:04 am

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