Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

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.

Trey West wins the Bass Pro Shootout

Trey West wins the Bass Pro Shootout

The tournament’s vision: Showcase the country’s top high school talent with the support of Bass Pro Shops and Missouri State University, raising funds for the athletic department of Springfield Public Schools. Three decades in, the tournament has become the premiere event of its kind, with a packed house every night, and a national television audience.

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.

Welcome to the Final

Welcoming CBS Sports Network to the Final

Slam Dunk Contest

2015 Slam Dunk Competition