Tacoma native Avery Bradley will stage his first pro-am basketball tournament this weekend at Mount Tahoma High.
But Bradley, who starred at Bellarmine Prep and now plays for the Boston Celtics, won’t be able to play because he’s recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the NBA playoffs. Bradley will coach a team and be on hand to sign autographs and take photos, said Darnell Williams, who is coordinating the pro-am and is a longtime friend of Bradley’s.
Tacoma’s Isaiah Thomas and Seattle’s Jamal Crawford are expected to play, while Federal Way’s Jason Terry and Tacoma’s Abdul Gaddy will be in attendance. Williams said other “name” players could show up, too.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Williams said.
Twelve teams have registered to compete. Games, which will have 20-minute halves and a running clock, are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with action continuing to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
In addition to basketball, there will be giveaways and a raffle for jerseys, shirts and other items, Williams said.