BBC Set to Tip-Off Monday

Who will capture the 36th Beach Ball Classic Championship trophy?  Beginning on Monday, December 26th, 16 teams will begin a 5-day battle to see who will add their name to the “Who’s Who” list that call themselves Beach Ball Classic Champions!

The answer to this question will start to be answered at 3:30 p.m. Monday when Jonesboro (GA) and Westchester (CA) tip off in game one.  Game two features McQuaid Jesuit (NY), coached by former BBC and Coastal Carolina University standout Jack Leasure, and Pace (GA).  Providence (FL) and Evanston (IL) will tip off in game three at 7 p.m. while Scott County (KY) and Myrtle Beach (SC) wrap the action on day one around 8:45 p.m.

15 teams in the Beach Ball Classic will be gunning for two-time Beach Ball Champion Bishop-Gorman (NV).  The Gaels will be looking to tie DeMatha (MD) for the second most BBC titles at three and move within one championship of Archbishop-Malloy’s (NY) four titles.  Below is a list of the previous 35 BBC Champions:
1981    Christ the King (NY)
1982    W.T. Woodson (VA)
1983    Archbishop Malloy (NY)
1984    DeMatha (MD)
1985    DeMatha (MD)
1986    Eau Claire (SC)
1987    Archbishop Malloy (NY)
1988    Archbishop Malloy (NY)
1989    Archbishop Malloy (NY)
1990    Simon Gratz (PA)
1991    Dunbar (MD)
1992    Simon Gratz (PA)
1993    Rice (NY)
1994    Shawnee (NJ)
1995    University Heights (KY)
1996    Crossroads (CA)
1997    Bishop Loughlin (NV)
1998    DeMatha (MD)
1999    Oak Hill Academy (VA)
2000    Ballard (KY)
2001    White Station (TN)
2002    McQuaid Jesuit (NY)
2003    Edgewater (FL)
2004    St. Mary’s (NY)
2005    DeMatha (MD)
2006    St. Edward (OH)
2007    Duncanville (TX)
2008    St. Patrick (NJ)
2009    Bishop Gorman (NV)
2010    Miller Grove (GA)
2011    Milton (GA)
2012    Whitney Young (IL)
2013    Providence (FL)
2014    Bishop Gorman (NV)
2015    Montverde (FL)

Finally, Monday will also bring your chance to meet and greet Mr. Ian Guerin, the author of the book The Beach Ball Classic: Premier High School Hoops on the Grand Strand.  Mr. Guerin will have copies of the book for sale and will be signing autographs of the book that gives an inside look to the BBC’s first thirty five years.





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