Agganis Basketball Tournament Starts on Thursday

LYNN, MA – The 62nd Harry Agganis Invitational Basketball Tournament will take place starting Thursday, March 30 (5:30 p.m.) at the Harry Agganis Memorial Gymnasium at St. George Greek Orthodox Church on the Lynn Commons, Daily Item reports.

The event has taken place every year since 1956, a year after Agganis’ tragic death at the age of 26.\

The St. George Greek community, where he was baptized Aristotle “Harry” George Agganis, was so moved that they established the Harry Agganis Tournament to perpetuate his name and life, celebrating one of the greatest Greek-American athletes ever.

Over 25 teams consisting of Greek-American players from all over the U.S. will participate. The three gymnasiums that will be utilized are located at St. George, Fecteau-Leary and St. Mary’s.

The tournament tips off on Thursday (5:30 p.m.) at the Agganis Memorial Gymnasium with the St. George Youth Basketball teams consisting of grade school-aged children. They will be playing against St. Val’s of Peabody. Also on Thursday, two boys high school division games will be played in St. George vs. Andover and Roslindale vs. Weston A. The boys high school division will have new entries this year in teams from Bridgeport, CT, two squads from Weston, MA and New York. A dozen teams will compete in a double elimination round. The defending champs are from Manchester, NH.