Media Alert – Scoress Announced for Day One of 18th Annual Baltimore City Public Schools Basketball Academy

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Scores Announced for Day One of 18th Annual Baltimore City Public Schools Basketball Academy Presented by State Farm

(Baltimore, Maryland – January 23, 2014) – The Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Basketball Academy just released scores from today’s Academy, a high school tournament that combines academics + athletics to prepare the state’s top basketball players for college.

3:00 pm         55-49         City College vs. Aberdeen (G)
4:15 pm         50-35         Aberdeen vs. New Town (B)
5:30 pm         67-40         Poly vs. New Town (G)
6:45 pm         70-69         Patterson vs. Randallstown (B) presented by Under Armour
8:00 pm         68-59         Poly vs. Largo (B)

Team in BOLD is winner

The BCPS Basketball Academy is the largest and most-successful program of its kind, which immerses high school athletes in academics, financial literacy, Rites of Passage, gang awareness, bullying prevention and competitive basketball games. Tickets to the Academy cost $10 per day. Children under five years old are admitted free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at participating schools or on the day of at Morgan State University Hill Field House.

The Academy is from January 23-35.

Academic Schedule: http://bballacademy.com/schedules/academic/
Basketball Schedule: http://bballacademy.com/schedules/game/
Service Learning Schedule: http://bballacademy.com/schedules/service-learning/

Where: Morgan State University, 1700 East Coldspring Lane, Baltimore, MD, 21251

Who: Top Boys and Girls Basketball teams from Baltimore, Harford and Prince George’s County, Maryland
2014 Participating Teams: http://bballacademy.com/teams/participating-teams/

Why: Over the years, the Academy has awarded over $106,000 in scholarships and has prepared Maryland NBA stand-outs Will Barton, Rudy Gay and Gary Neal, among others. In 2014, the Basketball Academy will reinforce its motto, “Academics + Athletics equals a Win/Win Combination,” while adding additional elements to the program, including an essay contest, $10,000 3-Point Shoot-Off and competitive matches that expose the area’s most talented student athletes to each other and the broader community.

About the Basketball Academy
The BCPS Basketball Academy is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsors include State Farm, Under Armour, 92Q Jams, Black McDonald’s Operators Association of Baltimore/Washington DC, MECU, E-Rate Elite Services, 100 Black Men of Maryland, Inc., the Baltimore Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Afro American Newspapers. More information can be found at www.bcps.org/athletics orwww.bballacademy.com.  Visit the Academy on Twitter at @TheBBallAcademy or Facebook.com/BCPSBBallAcademy.

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Media Contact:
Eddie House: 410-545-1870

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