BABC hosting 41st annual Boston Shootout

Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) director of operations Jay Demings passes along information regarding this weekend's historic Boston Shootout:

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) will host the Boston Shootout Basketball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Shelburne Community Center in Roxbury, MA.

This year marks the tournament’s 41st and will feature a sophomore division for six Northeast regional teams including the Albany City Rocks (NY), Connecticut Elite, Metro Boston, New England Playaz (MA), Northeast Shooters (NY) and tournament host BABC.

The official tournament schedule and directions can be found by visiting the BABC website at thebabc.com/events/.

The BABC Sophomore entry is the 2013 Massachusetts District Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Champion and finished 3rd in the nation at the 2012 9th Grade AAU National Championships in Arkansas. The BABC Sophomores are seeking the club’s 4th straight 10th Grade AAU National Championship title (’10, ’11, ’12). In addition, six sophomores fill the BABC Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) roster that just qualified for a playoff birth as one of the league’s top 24 teams. They will compete in the Nike EYBL Playoffs July 10-14 in North Augusta, SC.

Established in 1977, the BABC has evolved into one of the most prestigious amateur basketball programs in the country. The club has won 17 National Championships, has been a National Finalist 28 times, reached the National Final Four 37 times, and has garnered 89 New England AAU gold medals. The club has previously been named Five- Star Basketball’s National Program of the Year.