Basketball is an exciting sport all by itself, but some of the sports personalities who have covered the game have added a personal touch to it that is just as memorable as the dunk that brings you to your feet or the crossover that makes even the best defender stumble. From NBA players to those who tune in to watch them regularly, the footprint of Craig Sager is a large and perpetual one that was recognized long before the veteran broadcaster passed away due to a lengthy battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
The inaugural Craig Sager Memorial Basketball Tournament will honor Sager's legacy on and off the air while raising money and awareness for medical research to combat AML. The tournament will be held on November 18, 20-21 at Dacula High School and will consist of 32 boys and girls teams.
The event concept and mission were spearheaded by Dacula boys coach Russ Triaga and Sager’s son, ScoreAtlanta managing editor Craig Sager II who stated “On behalf of the Sager family, we’d like to say we’re thrilled to see our father honored in such an exciting and important way. He made his mark throughout the sports world by not only bringing out the best in others, but by showcasing it to the rest of the world; what better way could there be to continue this legacy than to embrace that spirit at the high school level?”
"We are extremely excited to host the 1st Annual Craig Sager Memorial. We feel like we have an outstanding tournament on tap," says coach Russ Triaga, "A partnership with SUVtv only enhances the viewership and credibility of this event."
SUVtv will serve as the official live streaming partner for the event and will provide live and on demand broadcasts of all games at the three-day event. "It's a privilege to be a part of this event and its efforts to combat AML", says Marques Burnett, Founder of SUVtv, "On top of the bigger picture cause, broadcasting an event honoring one of the best contributors to this industry is a priceless opportunity."