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Birmingham to Host Kings of The Court Basketball Showcase

Oct 10, 2014
Knight Eady Sports Group and Birmingham City Schools Announce New Dates, Teams

Knight Eady Sports Group (KESG) in partnership with the Birmingham City Schools has announced a new high school basketball event, Kings of the Court presented by America’s First Federal Credit Union, to take place January 19, 2015. The Martin Luther King Day showcase will feature 24 Alabama high school basketball teams, with matchups between the Birmingham metropolitan area schools and teams around the state.

Each of the 24 teams will play one game for a total of 12 games, making the event one of the largest one-day high school basketball events in the state of Alabama. The games will span across two venues, the Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham Crossplex and the Bill Battle Coliseum at Birmingham Southern College. The event will begin at 11 a.m.

“We are excited to be partnering with Knight Eady to bring a new basketball event to Birmingham,” said Buck Johnson, athletic director of Birmingham City Schools. “Kings of the Court is a great opportunity to match up teams from the metro-area with programs across the state and showcase the basketball talent in the state of Alabama.”

The participating athletes will be hosted at a leadership breakfast the morning of the event in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday.

The inaugural Kings of the Court teams and matchups are:

Huffman High School – JV


Homewood High School – JV

Foley High School


Woodlawn High School

Bob Jones High School


Homewood High School

Bessemer City High School


Baker High School

A.H. Parker High School


Lee High School-Huntsville

Wenonah High School


Sparkman High School

McAdory High School


Benjamin Russell High School

Cornerstone School


Sunshine High School

Minor High School


Helena High School

Center Point High School


Leeds High School

P.D. Jackson-Olin High School


George Washington Carver High School

Shades Valley High School


Pelham High School

The event can be followed on Twitter at @KingsOfTheCt. For more information, contact Chris Nix at

About Knight Eady Sports Group: Founded in 2013, Knight Eady provides full-service event operations, including management and consultation of live sporting events. In addition, Knight Eady offers strategic communication plans for enhanced market exposure, branding, and corporate partner relationships. Knight Eady believes in motivating and inspiring individuals to reach beyond their potential and develop an unparalleled loyalty and passion for their sport. This is accomplished by delivering quality, consistent, cost efficient and creative services, while applying ethical principles that radically exceed expectations. 

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