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ROXBURY, MA - The Boston Amateur Basketball Club (BABC) will debut its 2012 Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior teams in the 10th Annual Fitzy Games this Sunday, March 18, at the Mt. Ida College Athletic Center in Newton, MA.
BABC teams will compete against a select group of area players assembled by this year’s tournament host, Hoop Mountain New England. The BABC Freshmen team will tip-off at 10:00 AM, followed by the Sophomore team at 11:30 AM and the Junior team at 1:00 PM.
The Fitzy Games were established in 2003 to generate proceeds for the Paul Fitzpatrick and Robert “Knobby” Nolan foundations, which helps to send local kids to basketball camps in the names of both deceased coaches.
The BABC is coming off a banner year in 2011, as the club captured the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) National Championship, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Sophomore National Championship, as well as the AAU Freshmen National Championship. In addition, both the Junior and Freshmen teams placed second in the country in the 2011 AAU National Super Showcases.
The club’s accomplishments led to the program being named Five-Star Basketball’s 2011 National Program of the Year and, as a result of the success, BABC head Leo Papile was named as National Coach of the Year.