The fourth annual Paul Millsap Classic will showcase an 8-game slate of high school basketball contests Saturday in the Bossier Parish Community College gym.
The event, under the direction of Louisiana Youth Developmental and Louisiana Select Team Millsap, gets underway at 10:30 a.m. with the only girls’ game of the day featuring Class 5A power Southwood meeting 2A state title contender Red River. Minden and Evangel will launch seven straight games of boys’ action.
“It gives me great honor to be a part of this event for the past three years and I hope this year’s event is as good as the last three,” said sponsor Paul Millsap, in a release.
The one-day event is a fundraiser for Louisiana Select Team Millsap, Theus’ AAU club that travels the country playing in prestigious tournaments. Millsap, who played for Theus before starring at Louisiana Tech, then moving on to the NBA, is the sole sponsor of the AAU team.
“We wanted to give some of our local teams a chance to play some strong teams they won’t see during the regular season,” Theus said. “It should be a good day of basketball.”
2016 Paul Millsap Classic Schedule: 10:30 a.m. Red River vs. Southwood (Girls); Noon Minden vs. Evangel; 1:30 p.m. Carroll vs. Capt. Shreve; 3 p.m. Opelousas vs. Byrd; 4:30 p.m. STM vs. Huntington; 6 p.m. Atlanta vs. Fair Park; 7:30 p.m. Bossier vs. Wossman; 9 p.m. Union vs. North Caddo.
General admission tickets to see all eight games are $10 according to tournament director Mike Theus. For more information on Paul Millsap Classic visit Facebook/Paul Millsap Basketball Classic.