Originally called the Evander Childs Thanksgiving Invitational Battle of the Bronx, the tournament was renamed this year in honor of Councilman Andy King’s father, Andy ‘Pops’ King, Jr., founder and coach of the Bronx community basketball team, Kings 5
Andy ‘Pops’ King, Jr. Invitational
The King family, as well as former Kings 5 and Evander basketball players, returned to the school to attend the tournament and dedication ceremony.
The inaugural Andy ‘Pops’ King, Jr. Invitational Battle of the Bronx Basketball Tournament was celebrated on Friday, November 23 at Evander Childs High School Campus gymnasium. Evander Childs Tigers won 63 to 53 against the Morrisania High School Lions.