Jayson Williams. Lamar Odom. Alonzo Mourning. Just a few well-known NBA names who played in Springfield, Missouri’s Bass Pro Tournament of Champions. The #1 attended high school basketball tournament in America has quite a pedigree, with well over 100 athletes who moved on to play NCAA Division-1 ball, and nearly 50 alumni who played in the NBA.
My role as On-Court Emcee for the tournament has one simple responsibility: Have an absolute blast with fans. From the annual Slam Dunk Contest, to seat-upgrades, to tournament trivia, to half-time shooting contests, to completely random moments of karaoke…it is always nice to discover lofty basketball IQ’s and raw talent off the court.