The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame board of directors is proud to announce the 11th annual Meijer Hall of Fame Classic high school basketball tournament at Reeths-Puffer High School on Dec. 27 and Dec. 28.
The annual event between Christmas and New Year’s has become one of the most highly-anticipated prep events in the area and has returned more than $100,000 to its competing schools since 2002. A Hall of Fame girls basketball tournament began in 2010 and is held at Mona Shores High School.
For years, the Muskegon vs. Muskegon Heights basketball game was the backbone of the event. This year, with the uncertainty of the Muskegon Heights athletic program earlier this year, the Hall of Fame board decided to reach out and broaden the scope of the tournament with the addition of strong programs Westland John Glenn, Grand Rapids Christian, East Kentwood and Grand Haven.
The Hall of Fame welcomes the infusion of new teams. The Hall of Fame board is considering hosting a press conference in mid-December to bring together several of the coaches, players and perhaps ex-standout players from the event.
Here is the schedule for the 2012 Meijer Hall of Fame Classic boys basketball tournament at Reeths-Puffer High School:
Thursday, Dec. 27
6 p.m.: Grand Rapids Christian vs. East Kentwood
7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. Westland John Glenn
Friday, Dec. 28
6 p.m.: Grand Haven vs. Westland John Glenn
7:30 p.m.: Muskegon vs. East Kentwood