AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Paine Faculty’s males’s and girls’s basketball groups will play in opposition to HBCU Clinton Faculty in South Carolina in a match to honor King, right now.
In right now’s sport, we discuss to some gamers about why honoring King’s life is necessary to them.
Groups come collectively to have a good time life and legacy by means of the sport of basketball.
This sport is just the second MLK Hoop Day hosted by Rucker Park Road Ball.
Jasmine Jenkins is in her freshman yr at Clinton Faculty. After an enormous win on an necessary day, he mentioned it was one thing he wished to do since he was a child.
Jenkins mentioned, “I have been taking part in basketball since I used to be eight years outdated and I used to be simply exterior taking part in and I cherished it. I by no means stopped taking part in.”
This yr’s match is hosted not solely by the favored Rucker Park Road Ball but in addition Push2bGreat HBCU traditional.
For Paine Faculty gamers like Jada Brooks, win or lose, right now is one other nice option to honor King’s legacy by becoming a member of one other HBCU. He mentioned he’s proud to attend a faculty that makes use of its athletic program to have a good time his life.
Brooks says, “It is actually necessary as a result of different colleges, they do not make an enormous deal concerning the day. So for our kind of individuals, for an HBCU to make an enormous deal and have a match like this, it feels good.
Clinton Faculty junior, Cameron Shannon, was honored to obtain the MVP award for the boys’s sport tonight. He mentioned he was honored his staff was chosen to play the traditional HBCU.
“That is enormous for us. That is the primary time. And I am simply completely satisfied that they invited us to come back and play. And we got here out with an enormous win,” Shannon mentioned.
Clinton Faculty picked up the win right now, successful each the boys’s and girls’s video games in opposition to Paine Faculty and changing into the 2023 MLK Hoop Day HBCU Traditional Champions.
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