Henry Harris Tournament Features All Day Hoops

Auburn, Ala.--Basketball fans can spend the morning, afternoon and night watching hoops on Monday at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

Auburn University is the host for the first Henry Harris Memorial Basketball Classic, an event honoring the late former Tiger basketball standout who played for Coach Bill Lynn.

The tournament features eight games starting at 9 a.m. with a girls contest matching Shaw High of Columbus, Ga., vs. Sidney Lanier of Montgomery. The boys from those schools will play at 10:35 a.m.

At 12:10 p.m., Cairo, Ga., High's girls will play Carver of Montgomery with the boys teams squaring off at 1:45 p.m.

At 3:20 p.m. the Selma High girls will take on Abbeville and will be followed by the boys from those two schools playing at 4:55 p.m.

At 6:25 p.m. the Auburn High girls team will take on Central Coosa from Rockford, Ala., with the boys game to follow at 8 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person and is good for all eight games.

The event, which is being held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King holiday, is one of a series of events sponsored by the office of diversity and multicultural affairs. Interim assistant provost Dr. Keenan Grenell, the director of the program, says that Auburn plans to make the tournament an annual event. Harris, a native of Boligee, Ala., was Auburn's first black basketball player. He played at AU from 1968-1972.

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