WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Fred Lynch Invitational tips off on Monday at six different locations in New Hanover County. 50 high school basketball teams will be competing in the three day event. Click the video above to see our interview with tournament director Nathan Faulk.
In 2012 Laney boys basketball coach Nathan Faulk started the Fred Lynch Invitational in honor of previous head coach Fred Lynch. The 2015 event will feature 50 high school teams from around the state.
Dates: June 22-24
Locations: Laney High School (Michael Jordan Gymnasium) Trask Middle School, Holly Shelter Middle School, Northside Baptist facility, Wrightsboro Baptist and the brand new Wilmington Basketball Center in Ogden.
Format: Pool play for basketball games on Monday and Tuesday with a single game elimination tournament on Wednesday. There will be three tournament champions crowned on Wednesday.
3-Day Pass: $15 or $6 per day Under 12: FREE
What are they saying? “The Fred Lynch Invitational is an opportunity for teams to play against great competition that they do not see during the season. With money being as tight as it is now, this event fits right in to any team’s budget. Economical motel rooms are available that make it possible for teams to spend three days together and build on team bonding that is so important during the season. Any team looking for an event that will help them get better and not break the bank, the Fred Lynch Invitational is the place to go. Coach Faulk does a great job in running this jamboree in a professional manner and he will do all that he can to make your stay in Wilmington as prosperous as it can be.” – Tim Pope (recently retired head coach of Union High School boys basketball)
Who is Fred Lynch? Fred Lynch was head boys basketball coach at Laney High School for 26 years compiling over 400 wins and making Laney Basketball a respected and widely known program across the state and country. He currently serves as the school’s athletic director. In 2012, the court at Laney High School was named in his and Ruby Sutton’s honor. Ruby Sutton served at Laney as a long time Physical Education instructor.
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