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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Tournament

Press Release:
Miami, Fla. (January 13, 2002)
NATION'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL HOOPSTERS AND GRIDIRON ATHLETES COMPETE IN THE NIKE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR HOLIDAY BASKETBALL CLASSIC AND THE SOUTH FLORIDA ALL-STAR FOOTBALL GAME
Many of the nation's top high school basketball programs and athletes will
compete
in the 7th Annual Nike Dr. Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Basketball
Classic
January 18-19, 2002, in Miami, Florida.
The Martin Luther King, JR Sports Festival, created to honor the
legacy
of the
man who stood for peace and nonviolence, features a collection of
tradition-rich
programs including last year's 6A state champion Dillard, and Orlando's
Cypress
Creek, which features the nations # 1 player 6'10" Amare Stoudamire.
Dillard
will
square off on Friday night against nationally ranked (#5) Rice High School of New York led by 7'3"
All-American
Shagari Alleyne.
Other top
boy's schools include Miami Northwestern, Miami Christian, Arlington
Country
Day
(Jacksonville) and Miami High.
Seven South Florida Schools, led by South Broward, lead the way in
the
girls
bracket. South Broward will attempt to ward off Winter Haven, last year's
3A
state
runner-up. Rounding out the girls division are 200001 state champions and
6'5" All-
American Sylvia Foulkes of Miami Edison, Dillard, Pace and Deerfield
Beach.
The Nike Dr. Martin Luther King, JR Holiday Basketball Classic brings
some of
the best high school basketball players from Florida and around the
nation.
" We
have enjoyed a rich tradition of top players competing in the MLK Classic
like
Keyon Dooling (Clippers), Tim James (76ERS), Udonis Haslem (Florida), Raja
Bell
(76ERS), Marie Ferdinand(Utah Starz), Tracy Reid (Miami Sol) and the first
ever
high school # 1 pick Kwame Brown of the Wizards and this year is no
exception, "
said Wesley Frater, Director and Founder of the MLK Classic and Director
of
Tournament of Champions, INC.
All boys games will be held at Miami
Northwestern
and girls games will be played at Miami Edison.
The event begins on
January
18th
and features one session from 3PM-10PM. There will be two sessions on
January
19th from 10AM-10PM. Admission to the event is $6.00 per session.
South Florida has long been considered the the # 1 community for high
school
football recruiting. The MLK Sports Festival continues on January 21,
2002
7:00
PM at Traz Powell Stadium with the South Florida All-Star Football Game
(Dade
VS
Broward). Full with talent this year, this all star game has enjoyed the
participation
of Antonio Bryant, Kevin Beard, Roscoe Parrish, William Joseph, Jonathan
Vilma
and many more athletes who went on to star at Florida, Florida State,
Miami
and
universities across the nation.
This year's game will feature the Miami Dolphins/NBC players of the
year
Davin
Joseph of Hallandale High and Darnell Jenkins of Miami Central. Head
Coach
for
Dade County is Joe Montoya of Coral Gables and Steve Davis of Ely leads
Broward. Admission is $6.00.
CONTACT: Tournament of Champions, INC

954-777-5110

305-644-5785

email:
8335384@worldcom.com


TOCSPORTS@aol.com
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