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The Beach Ball Classic was founded by Marshall University basketball coach Dan D'Antoni inwhich started out as an eight-team affair and has evolved into a team national competition. The Beach Ball Classic was founded Beachball - Various - Classic Housemix in order to bring more high school competition to the east coast. It all began as a four team in-state and four team out of state competition, but with all the support from the community, it quickly evolved into a team national holiday event.
The popularity came quick and almost unexpectedly. Inthe Classic committee decided to add a women's tournament which added to its already high competition. The "Classic" as it is known in South Carolinais held right after Christmas every year, lasting roughly four or five days until the new year hits. The Crescent Bank Holiday Invitational is held before Christmas and features the newly added women's tournament.
The Invitational also feature the Carolina Challenge, which is an eight team tournament of the local women's colleges. They offer specials for fans along Time Stood Still - Madonna - Hit Collection 2000 other little extras which change yearly.
The Crescent Banks in the area also offer a limited amount of free tickets Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys* - Hang Your Head In Shame / Smoke On The Water (Shellac) the Invitational games. Another feature that has been added is the Carolina Challenge. The Classic is the home of many past and present NBA stars and will continue highlighting such players if the path its on continues.
From Mainland Fla. Carter's team struggled at the Beach Ball Classic after he broke his hand in the opener, but he put on one of the most memorable, high-flying performances in tournament history by playing the rest of the way left-handed. From Simon Gratz Pa.
Wallace was a three-time Beach Baller who led his team to two tourney titles while setting records for most blocked shots in a game 16 and tournament Wallace is currently the all-time leader in the NBA with most technical fouls at Beachball - Various - Classic Housemix Lower Merion Pa.
Bryant dominated while playing in the Classic, accumulating 43 points in one game then leading his one-man team to a state title and going straight to the NBA. From Latta S. The young players are loaded at point guard, but Felton gets the edge for orchestrating the greatest upset in Beach Ball history when the Class A Vikings knocked off national powerhouse DeMatha Md.
Felton is one of the younger stars that play in the NBA and that played in the Classic. Felton was recently in a major 3-team trade which sent him to the Denver Nuggets from the New York Knicks. Felton now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Beach Ball Classic is and has been sponsored by major corporations ever since it started. These companies help the tournament come together. In order to host anything it costs money and these companies are willing to invest into the Beach Ball Classic.