Biggest names in high school basketball play in Durham on Monday at MLK National Invitational

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Monday, January 16, 2023
Biggest names in high school basketball playing in Durham on Monday at MLK National Invitational
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This year, it's taking place at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Durham MLK Holiday National Invitational is back. This year, it's taking place at Cameron Indoor Stadium. You can watch some of the best high school basketball players in the country and support local organizations at the same time.

The doors opened at noon on Monday, Jan. 16, and games are scheduled into the night. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.durhaminvitational.com.

Watch as some of the best players in the country "Duke" it out inside historic Cameron Indoor Stadium. Teams from IMG Academy, Hargrave Military Academy, Fork Union Military Academy, Massanutten Military Academy, Jordan High School, Southern Durham High School, Durham Academy, and Hillside High School will compete.

Ticket sales from the tournament will benefit Duke Cancer Institute, Be The Match, and provide additional funding for local high school athletic programs.

The tournament hopes to raise awareness that Black Americans are 50% less likely to find a bone marrow donor compared to their White counterparts.

There will be a station at the tournament where potential bone marrow donors can join the registry.

The ABC11 Sports team will have coverage, and highlights of the games.