By Mel Greenberg
The Guru received an email on this week while down at the NCAA tournament in Virginia and is posting it now.
This is for high school participants.
The sender, incidentally, with whom he chatted briefly, was Josie McQuay, whose mother Marian Washington is in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for her work as a longtime coach of Kansas.
Washington also played on the host West Chester squad under the late Carole Eckman that won the first college-only tournament championship for women in 1969.
That was the same weekend that the Temple men’s team on which the Guru was a manager beat Boston College to win the National Invitation Tournament in New York.
Here’s the info for this weekend:
The American Basketball Academy (ABA) is hosting its 2nd Annual Boys’ and Girls’ Senior Basketball Games, Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Rustin High School, West Chester, PA with a tip off at 5:00 p.m. featuring a Three-Point Shooting Contest.
In celebration of the student athlete and tribute to the Senior Class of 2010, many girls and boys will participate in this fun and competitive event in front of parents and fans.
It also provides Senior athletes to play alongside a competitive player they may have played against throughout the season in a fun-filled environment.
The Senior players have additional competitive events to showcase their talents such as the 3-Point Shoot-Out, the 3 vs.3 skills contest -- which was a big hit last year -- and of course the Slam Dunk Showcase.
The event will benefit Project: Shooting Stars Student’Athlete Scholarship Program.
For further information, the organization’s web site is http://americanbasketballacademy.org.
The ABA hotline is 610-400-8382.
Be back in the next 24 for some odds and ends from the Big Dance.