The suspension of basketball in the country since the outbreak of the Ebola has caused drought to passionate basketball fans for about year, but probably in the eve of Liberia’s 168th independence celebrations 20 players are poised to battle in the first ‘Inter High School Dunking and Three points Competition.’
The evening of Saturday – July 25, beginning at 2:00pm at the Monrovia YMCA, will see 10 students each would be marked and identified – perhaps at least five feet in height – to participate in the Dunking or 3 Points Competition– to express either their moderate jumping abilities or sharpness in shooting.
Though it would be the maiden edition of the competition, spectators will be eager to witness the power, enthusiasm, discipline and coordination of the kids to promote themselves and their schools.
The highest dunker would walk away with a gigantic golden trophy and US$100 same as in the 3 points competition.
Mr. Calvin Diggs named some of the participating schools as Lenn Miller, Haywood, BW Harris, St. Peter’s Lutheran, CWA, St. Matthew’s and St. Edward’s of central Monrovia, Paynesville and Bushrod Island.
“We would reveal the names players and the trophies this Friday in the Media Launch and tickets would go on sale next Monday,” Mr. Diggs. “The judges of the competition would comprise of old-timers and veteran basketball players.”
An All Star basketball game and special performance by ERICGESO and Angels (All girls dancing crew) will perform to crown the all-day tournament.
“Almost all the schools in Monrovia and its environs have the application forms and they need to fill them up and drop them at the Flames basketball office, on Lynch Street, Harmon Building – behind the Sports Commission,” Mr. Diggs indicated.