Beach Ball, CresCom bring top talent, teams to Strand

bbc-bishopgormandunkTwo days after the Big Shots tournament brought some of the top basketball prospects in the country to the Grand Strand, plans were announced for two more high-profile high school hoops tournaments in Myrtle Beach.

The lineups for the Dec. 26-31 Beach Ball Classic and CresCom Holiday Hoops Invitational were
unveiled, promising once again to attract some of the best teams and talent to the Grand Strand over the Christmas holidays.

The 34th annual Beach Ball Classic field features 16 teams from as far away as Arizona, Nevada and Ohio, as well as local hosts Myrtle Beach and Socastee. Former champions Bishop Gorman (NV) and St. Edward’s (OH) highlight the field.

Other Beach Ball teams include East Carteret (NC), Franklin (OH), Hough (NC), Knott County (KY), Northland (OH), North Little Rock (AK), Sagemont (FL), Scott County (KY), Shadow Mountain (AZ) and St. Francis (GA), as well as Palmetto State programs Mullins (S.C.) and Spring Valley.

The Dec. 17-22 CresCom Holiday Hoops Invitational field features out-of-state powers Archbishop Carroll (PA), Fayette County (GA), Fleming (VA), Floyd County (VA), Marietta (GA), defending champion Miami Sr. (FL), Parkersburg South (WV), Riverdale (TN), Riverside (NC), Shelbyville Central (TN) and South Forsyth (GA). In-state teams are Christ Church, Daniel, Dreher, Myrtle Beach and Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Photo courtesy of BBC

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