The 13th edition of the Chick-fil-A Classic high school basketball tournament is in the books and what a tournament it was! Nationally-ranked players and teams were once again in the spotlight and several records were set, including the single game scoring record by Dreher’s Tevin Mack, whose 43 points in a 70-67 double overtime thriller over Hammond on opening night set the tone for the rest of the tournament. We sat down with tournament director Gary Fulmer for a look back at the 2014 edition of what has become one of the country’s elite holiday high school basketball classics.
Chick-fil-A Classic Tournament Director Gary Fulmer, who is the Athletic Director at host Richland Northeast High School, is understandably excited about a 2014 lineup that includes a dynamic combination of great teams and individual talent. The tournament gets underway on Friday with Hillcrest of Simsonville facing Athens Christian (GA) at 6:30 PM in the auxiliary gym, while play in the main gym gets underway at 7:00 with a local match-up of Keenan and Lower Richland. The second game in the main gym, slated for an 8:30 start, is Hammond vs. Dreher. That game will feature Skyhawks junior guard Seventh Woods, rated as high as #15 nationally in the Class of ’16, going against a Blue Devils squad led by high-scoring VCU-commit Tevin Mack, a 6-7 forward. Play continues on Saturday with eight games, with the first tipping off at 2:30 PM. After an off day on Sunday, the tourney continues on Monday at 2:20 PM with a total of nine games scheduled between the two gyms. Championship Tuesday (Dec. 23)…
*NOTE: Regretfully, audio is poor because of background music on stadium PA system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyWI_SFTtl8&list=UUzajXJUhl7DLAxDjTpwMBtQ