PEORIA (HOI) — Two weeks from Saturday The Basketball Tournament (TBT) tips off in Peoria.
The Peoria All-Stars will be a local favorite. Head Coach Willie Williams has added former Washington High and NBA player Doug Lee to his coaching staff.
The Peoria All-Stars hosted a free kids basketball camp Saturday at Peoria’s Concordia Lutheran School.
“Well, we just want to help the kids out. Give them some inspiration, some motivation and just something positive to do,” Williams said. “Keep them active, keep them healthy. It’s just amazing. Just a beautiful thing.”
“Peoria’s such a big part of my career here because I was always playing in Peoria, just a tradition,” Lee said. “I think it’s one of the greatest traditions of basketball, so, we’re just here helping the kids.”
The TBT featuring the Peoria All-Stars, and Bradley and Illini alumni teams, tips off Saturday July 24th, as all the teams compete for the $1,000,000 grand prize.