COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Friday marks day two of the sixth annual Bojangles Bash hosted at Ridge View High School.
This three-day event features some of our nation’s best basketball players.
This year, there are 18 different teams competing, and eight of them have traveled from out-of-state to be here in the Midlands.
The Ridge View High School basketball coach tells WIS-TV the event started out as a way to showcase Midlands talent on the court, but says it has grown into an opportunity for players all over the country to compete against the best of the best.
Ridge View senior, Walyn Napper, says every game is always a good atmosphere. He says, “playing against people that are top in the nation, getting your team better for region play and just hoping that you win the state championship. It’s just always good to play in the Bo Bash. Most of us around the Midlands, people don’t really know about. So, playing against people that are already top in the nation, it just gives you good experience.”
“The beautiful thing about the bash is a lot of people from different places come here, and so it’s the best against the best. So, you really get better from that each and every night,” Ridge View senior, Malcolm Wilson said.
Wilson, who is 6’10, has already committed to Georgetown University after recruiters with the school watched him play in last year’s Bojangles Bash. That event goes through Saturday at Ridge View High School.