Shabazz Muhammad is the top rated senior high school basketball player in the country. The 6-foot-6 guard from Las Vegas will try to help Bishop Gorman win another Beach Ball Classic championship at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Muhammad has not yet committed to a college. He is one of more than a dozen division one prospects in this year's tournament.
16 teams will compete at Beach Ball. Only four of the teams are from South Carolina. Myrtle Beach, Socastee, Gaffney and Lexington make up the four Palmetto State entries. Mister Football winner Shaq Roland will play for Lexington.
Kobe Bryant, Jermaine O'Neal, Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter and Rasheed Wallace are just some of the big names who have played at Beach Ball. This is the 31st year of this holiday tournament that was founded by former Socastee head coach Dan D'Antoni who is now an assistant coach with the New York Knicks.
Tuesday, December 27th Pre -Tournament Game - 1:30 pm - Myrtle Beach Christian Academy vs Green Sea Floyds
Game 1 - 3:30 pm - Miami Sr. (FL) vs Milton (GA) [Box Score] Game 2 - 5:15 pm - Ballard (KY) vs Gaffney (SC) [Box Score] Game 3 - 7:00 pm - Lakota East (OH) vs Socastee (SC) [Box Score] Game 4 - 8:45 pm - Rye (NY) vs Bishop Gorman (NV) [Box Score] Wednesday, December 28thGame 5 - Noon - Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 [Box Score] Game 6 - 1:45 pm - Loser Game 3 vs Loser Game 4 [Box Score] Game 7 - 3:30 pm - Whitney Young (IL) vs Lexington (SC) [Box Score] Game 8 - 5:15 pm - Scott County (KY) vs Prestonwood (TX) [Box Score] Game 9 - 7:00 pm - St. Edward (OH) vs St. Augustine (LA) [Box Score] Game 10 - 8:45 pm - Lone Peak (UT) vs Myrtle Beach (SC) [Box Score]
Thursday, December 29th Game 11 - Noon - Loser Game 7 vs Loser Game 8 [Box Score] Game 12 - 1:45 pm - Loser Game 9 vs Loser Game 10 [Box Score] Game 13 - 3:30 pm - Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 [Box Score] Game 14 - 5:15 pm - Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 4 [Box Score] Game 15 - 7:00 pm - Winner Game 7 vs Winner Game 8 [Box Score] Game 16 - 8:45 pm - Winner Game 9 vs Winner Game 10 [Box Score] Friday, December 30thGame 17 - 10:15 am - Loser Game 5 vs Loser Game 6 [Box Score] Game 18 - NOON - Loser Game 13 vs Loser Game 14 [Box Score] Game 19 - 1:45 pm - Loser Game 15 vs Loser Game 16 [Box Score] Game 20 - 3:30 pm - Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 6 [Box Score] Game 21 - 5:15 pm - Winner Game 11 vs Winner Game 12 [Box Score] Game 22 - 7:00 pm - Winner Game 13 vs Winner Game 14 [Box Score] Game 23 - 8:45 pm - Winner Game 15 vs Winner Game 16 [Box Score]
Saturday, December 31st Game 24 - NOON - Loser Game 11 vs Loser Game 12 [Box Score] CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIPGame 25 - 1:45 pm - Winner Game 20 vs Winner Game 21 [Box Score] 5TH PLACEGame 26 - 3:30 pm - Winner Game 18 vs Winner Game 19 [Box Score] 3RD PLACEGame 27 - 5:30 pm - Loser Game 22 vs Loser Game 23 [Box Score] CHAMPIONSHIPGame 28 - 7:30 pm - Winner Game 22 vs Winner Game 23 [Box Score]