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Beach Ball (Holiday) Classic: High school stars on display in Myrtle Beach

 Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, Rasheed Wallace, Baron Davis, Mike Bibby and Rudy Gay. They all participated in the holiday high school basketball tournament known as the Beach Ball Classic - held in Myrtle Beach, Couth Carolina yearly between Christmas and New Years.

The 2022 version of the Classic is now underway with the action starting yesterday, Tuesday, December 27, 2022. My wife and I are in that area for the next three months and will be taking in the action. 

One of the big names in the Tournament this year is 6'5" Karter Knox, a shooting giard in his junior year at Tampa Catholic High School in Florida, His team defeated a local entry, Myrtle Beach, by a score of 88-51. Knox notched a game-high 27 points on 12-of-21 from the field. Here is one of his six dunks. The youngster also took down nine (9) rebounds and racked up three steals - pretty good for a shooting guard.

ESPN rates Karter at number-5 among the high scool class of 2024

The action continues today, Wednesday, Decermber 28, 2022. Always a chance we may be looking at the next Big Ticket or Black Mamba. The last stars I watched at the Classic were R. J. Barrett and Zion Williamson in 2017 - although Zion never took to thge floor due to (surprise) a foot injury.



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