The first ever Humphrey Long Invitational Tournament enjoyed a great first day in Manchester as England, Scotland and the Aspire Select teams all put on a show for the hundreds of fans and parents in attendance.
As a dedicated and committed youth coach, Long would no doubt have enjoyed the development opportunity on offer for all the players involved as 12 games took place across two courts at the National Basketball Performance Centre.
“The opening day of the Humph Long Tournament has provided another great opportunity to see our talented, young ETP players in a competitive environment,” said Basketball England’s Technical and Talent Performance Manager Steve Bucknall. “Having the Scottish teams on board reflects the continued cooperation between the home nations. It’s been a fantastic day of entertainment and youthful energy!”
T E A M E N G L A N D. 🏴— Basketball England (@bballengland) August 7, 2019
More wins for England in the 11:00am games, including a great contest on court 2 between England White and Scotland Royal.
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Both England Red sides as well as the two Aspire Select teams were able to go unbeaten on the day as they finished 2-0. England White on both the girls and boys side were able to end the day on the high, winning their final games for a 2-1 record, whilst Scotland Royal and Scotland Yellow will go into tomorrow searching for a maiden victory.
With the competition spread over two days, all 10 teams will head back to the Performance Centre on Thursday to wrap up their schedule. The final placings for the tournament will be decided based on finishing positions within each group.
Tomorrow’s action gets underway at 10:00am and there is no cost to come down and watch. We’ll once again have coverage on our Twitter and Instagram platforms with updates, images and more throughout the day.