Jam On It Basketball Academy Tips Off Memorial Day Tournament

2012-05-23

Jam On It Basketball Academy, Inc. is hosting its Jam On It Reno Memorial Day AAU Tournament Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, with the championship rounds on Monday, May 28. Due to the increased size of the tournament, weekend action will take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the Reno Events Center and at Grand Sierra Resort, with Monday’s championship rounds taking place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Tournament action will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day. This is the eighth year for the tournament in Reno Tahoe USA, and founder Matt Williams says it is now the largest basketball tournament of its kind in the world! Jam On It Basketball, Inc. is scheduled to host this boys & girls tournament in Reno annually through 2015.  
 
The Memorial Day Tournament has, once again, seen substantial growth, marking a 32% increase of participating teams from last year. The 2012 tournament will include 980 teams of 12 players and two coaches, playing on more than 70 courts. Nearly 2,200 games will be played over the course of the tournament!  
 
Jam On It Basketball Academy anticipates the event will draw nearly 30,000 people to the Reno Tahoe area, with an estimated economic impact of more than $5.85 million. With more than 12,000 players and coaches participating in the 2012 tournament, Jam On It Basketball Academy, Inc. is one of the premier programs in the country, offering year-round basketball tournaments, private lessons, traveling teams, camps, clinics and consulting. Players in the Memorial Day Tournament range in ages from 8 to 18-years-old, and come from 18 states around the nation.  
 
This year’s tournament is an AAU National Qualifier, as well as a qualifier for the AAU West Coast National Tournament. The Jam On It Reno Memorial Day Tournament is the largest AAU Basketball tournament in the nation.
 
Former University of Nevada, Reno basketball player, Matt Williams is the founder of Jam On It Basketball, Inc. and governor of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Pacific District. Williams is responsible for all AAU sanctioned sports in northern California and Nevada and is the AAU Girls Basketball National Co-Chair.