Boston High School: Mike Crotty Sr.

Schedule set for Boston Shootout, Crotty Game

May, 30, 2012
The third annual Mike Crotty Sr. Memorial Game, held during the weekend of the Boston Amateur Basketball Club's "Boston Shootout", is set to take place this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium.

Held annually to honor the Crotty Sr., the late former director of the Middlesex Magic AAU club, this year's game will pit the Magic versus Mass. Rivals, in a rematch of their double-overtime thriller from the first memorial game in 2010.

Middlesex Magic director Mike Crotty Jr. passed along more information regarding Friday's game, and his father:

The game is played in honor of Mike Crotty Sr. The founder and Director of the Middlesex Magic AAU Basketball Program who guided and helped shape the lives of countless student-athletes over the past three decades. It was through basketball that Coach Crotty Sr. found his passion, and one of his greatest joys was seeing his players go on to achieve academic and athletic success.

Coach Crotty helped guide hundreds of high school students to college, and built one of the most respected AAU basketball programs in the country. Academics always came before athletics for Coach Crotty Sr., and his son, and former Middlesex Magic player Michael Crotty Jr., has led the program with the same principles and helped guide over 25 student-athletes to college in the past two years.

The game is open to the public, and we hope to have as many current/former players, parents, opponents, family, friends, and all others as we look forward to a tremendous evening of basketball to celebrate a ONE-OF-A-KIND man!

BABC Director of Operations and media relations coordinator Jay Demings also passed along the finalized schedule for this weekend's games at the tournament:

7:30 PM Mike Crotty Sr. Memorial Game - Middlesex Magic vs Mass Rivals

9:00 AM Soph Game 1 New England Playaz vs MBNation (ME)
10:15 AM Soph Game 2 BABC vs CT Select
11:30 AM Junior Game 1 New England Playaz vs Eric Gordon All-Stars (IN)
12:45 PM Fresh Game 1 CT Select vs Albany City Rocks
2:00 PM Fresh Game 2 BABC vs East Coast Elite (CT)
3:15 PM Junior Game 2 BABC vs USAD (CT)
4:30 PM Soph Game 3 The City (NY) vs New England Playaz
5:45 PM Soph Game 4 Albany City Rocks vs CT Select
7:00 PM Junior Game 3 Mass Rivals vs Loser Junior Game 1
8:15 PM Junior Game 4 Albany City Rocks vs Loser Junior Game 2

9:00 AM Fresh Game 3 Loser Fresh Game 1 vs Loser Fresh Game 2
10:15 AM Soph Game 5 MBNation vs The City
11:30 AM Soph Game 6 BABC vs Albany City Rocks
12:45 PM Junior Game 5 Winner Junior Game 1 vs Mass Rivals
2:00 PM Junior Game 6 Winner Junior Game 2 vs Albany City Rocks
3:15 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games
4:30 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games
6:00 PM Finals - Division TBD on Saturday night following games

Crotty Memorial Game set for tomorrow

June, 3, 2011
The 39th Annual Boston Shootout is set to begin tomorrow morning at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnasium, pitting some of the area's premier AAU clubs against each other, and for the second straight year one of the matchups has been designated the Mike Crotty Memorial Game.

This year the Middlesex Magic, founded by the late Mike Crotty and now run by his son Mike Jr., will take on the Albany City Rocks at 5:45 p.m. tomorrow.

Below is a press release, courtesy of the Boston Amateur Basketball Club:

For 39 years, the Boston Shootout basketball tournament has brought together great teams and players for a weekend of competition. While it is considered an honor to take part in the competition, the tournament itself is honored to serve as host of the Mike Crotty Sr. Memorial Game, a special event to honor the highly respected coach, husband, father and friend.

The Shootout will honor Coach Crotty's legacy with a ceremony and game between the Albany City Rocks and the Middlesex Magic. Tip-off is set for this Saturday, 5:45 PM, at Tufts University's Cousens Gymnsium in Medford, MA.

Over a 17 year span, Coach Crotty built the Middlesex Magic into one of the most reputable and elite AAU programs both regionally and nationally. Through the Magic program, Coach Crotty touched thousands of kids’ lives, where he also helped hundreds to realize their college dreams. His sudden and untimely passing in February of 2010 shocked the basketball community, but his spirit lives on through the Middlesex Magic program now run by his son, Michael Crotty Jr. Coach Crotty's legacy continues as his son also serves as coach of the Middlesex Magic squad.

The Boston Shootout staff would like to invite all those who Mike Sr. knew, coached, mentored, coached against, as well as all the friends of the Middlesex Magic and AAU basketball in New England, to join us for a great night of basketball in honor of a special man.