The turn out at last summer’s Antonio Little Memorial Basketball Tournament was so large the day turned out to be much longer than everyone expected.
“Last year we didn’t end until 11 p.m. because we only had four courts,” says Rockford Public Schools Director of Athletics, Activities and Program Development and former South Beloit boys basketball coach Mat Parker.
This year they will try to make sure everyone gets home at an earlier time. The U-W Health Sports factory will host the third annual tournament, and this time they’ll use all eight basketball courts.
Antonio Little, who the tournament is dedicated after, was a former South Beloit High School basketball player who tragically passed away three years ago. The tournament is used to keep Little, and his legacy alive.
“I feel like his legacy should never die, and as a friend that’s our responsibility,” says Little’s friend and former teammate Terrel Williams. “This tournament is kind of a way we can do that.”
Little and Williams (22 ppg) led the 2008-09 Sobos to a 28-2 record and the program’s first #1 AP ranking.
The tournament will take place on Saturday, August 11. For more information on how to sign up for the Antonio Little Memorial Tournament click on the link below: