The third annual Mike Crotty Sr. Memorial Game, held during the weekend of the Boston Amateur Basketball Club's "Boston Shootout", is set to take place this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium.
Held annually to honor the Crotty Sr., the late former director of the Middlesex Magic AAU club, this year's game will pit the Magic versus Mass. Rivals, in a rematch of their double-overtime thriller from the first memorial game in 2010.
Middlesex Magic director Mike Crotty Jr. passed along more information regarding Friday's game, and his father:
The game is played in honor of Mike Crotty Sr. The founder and Director of the Middlesex Magic AAU Basketball Program who guided and helped shape the lives of countless student-athletes over the past three decades. It was through basketball that Coach Crotty Sr. found his passion, and one of his greatest joys was seeing his players go on to achieve academic and athletic success.
Coach Crotty helped guide hundreds of high school students to college, and built one of the most respected AAU basketball programs in the country. Academics always came before athletics for Coach Crotty Sr., and his son, and former Middlesex Magic player Michael Crotty Jr., has led the program with the same principles and helped guide over 25 student-athletes to college in the past two years.
The game is open to the public, and we hope to have as many current/former players, parents, opponents, family, friends, and all others as we look forward to a tremendous evening of basketball to celebrate a ONE-OF-A-KIND man!
BABC Director of Operations and media relations coordinator Jay Demings also passed along the finalized schedule for this weekend's games at the tournament:
FRIDAY, JUNE 1
7:30 PM Mike Crotty Sr. Memorial Game - Middlesex Magic vs Mass Rivals
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
9:00 AM Soph Game 1 New England Playaz vs MBNation (ME)
10:15 AM Soph Game 2 BABC vs CT Select
11:30 AM Junior Game 1 New England Playaz vs Eric Gordon All-Stars (IN)
12:45 PM Fresh Game 1 CT Select vs Albany City Rocks
2:00 PM Fresh Game 2 BABC vs East Coast Elite (CT)
3:15 PM Junior Game 2 BABC vs USAD (CT)
4:30 PM Soph Game 3 The City (NY) vs New England Playaz
5:45 PM Soph Game 4 Albany City Rocks vs CT Select
7:00 PM Junior Game 3 Mass Rivals vs Loser Junior Game 1
8:15 PM Junior Game 4 Albany City Rocks vs Loser Junior Game 2
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
9:00 AM Fresh Game 3 Loser Fresh Game 1 vs Loser Fresh Game 2
10:15 AM Soph Game 5 MBNation vs The City
11:30 AM Soph Game 6 BABC vs Albany City Rocks
12:45 PM Junior Game 5 Winner Junior Game 1 vs Mass Rivals
2:00 PM Junior Game 6 Winner Junior Game 2 vs Albany City Rocks
3:15 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games
4:30 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games
6:00 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games