Eastern Florida Among Youth Basketball Tourney Venues
By Mark DeCotis // July 12, 2013
104 teams from 27 states
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida State College is one of eight sites in Brevard County hosting games in the 2013 AAU Boys’ Division I and Division II Fifth Grade National Basketball Championship tournament from Sunday through Saturday, July 14-20.
In addition to Eastern Florida’s Melbourne Campus gym, games will be played at Viera High School, Satellite High School in Satellite Beach, Bayside High and Heritage High, both in Palm Bay, Bethany Christian School and Central Middle School, both in West Melbourne, and Melbourne Central Catholic.
The tournament will involve 104 teams from 27 states including Florida, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Utah, New York, Nebraska, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Virginia.
The Division II opening ceremonies are set for 5 p.m. Sunday at Viera High with the Division I ceremonies at 7:30.
The schedule of games at Eastern Florida calls for seven games a day Monday through Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m..
The tournament will involve 104 teams from 27 states including Florida.
Nine games on Thursday and Friday, also beginning at 9 a.m., and five games on Saturday beginning at 9 that morning.
Ticket prices are $45 for weekly adult passes, $35 for youth, ages 6 to 14. Daily tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for youths. Children under 5 are admitted free. Eastern Florida State College’s Melbourne Campus gym is located at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Building 6.