Tournament combines basketball and music

By Justin Felder - bio | email

Myrtle Beach, SC (WMBF) – There were some ringers on the floor, but the music on the sidelines drew just as much interest.  The first annual Akeem Hemingway Battle of the DJs basketball tournament at Myrtle Beach High School brought together a 5-on-5 hoops session with local DJs spinning their favorite music.

"I think basketball and music go hand in hand," said Hemingway, who hosted the tournament.  "Rap, country, rock, anything."

Hemingway was one of the aforementioned ringers.  He played at Myrtle Beach High School and played this past season in Mexico.  He's trying to make it to the NBA's Developmental League.  CCU basketball alum Logan Johnson was on another of the teams.

The DJs took center stage during halftime and in between games.  The combination gave the event a unique feel and sound.

"We wanted people to enjoy the games and also listen to the music so they get the best of both worlds," said Hemingway.

The tournament raised money for local charities serving youth and the homeless.

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