Beasley basketball tournament tips off 5th edition


A.J. Mosby of the Summer Hill Heat competes during the fifth annual Vic Beasley Jr. 5 on 5 tournament Friday in Adairsville.

The tournament will continue through Sunday with the winning team earning its choice of $1,000 Nike gift certificates for each player or paid entry into “The Basketball Tournament” — a $2 million, winner-take-all event broadcast annually on ESPN.

Different teams have won each of the four previous editions of Beasley’s tournament. Cost of admission is $5 per day with those 12 and under getting in free. Proceeds from the event will go to Boys and Girls Club of Bartow County.