There was no shortage of smiles at Brunswick Academy on Friday night as a capacity crowd welcomed the ACC stars who came to town for the 2019 ACC Barnstorming Tour.
The players, local athletes, and big crowd all enjoyed a night of hoops and fun.
Event organizer Hermie Sadler welcomed the large crowd and thanked UNC legend Phil Ford, who coached the ACC Barnstormers, for helping to bring the event to Brunswick Academy for the first time in its 41 year history.
Sadler also thanked the sponsors who helped to make the event a reality.
The ACC Stars featured UNC All-American Luke Maye, UNC All-ACC performer Cameron Johnson and former LC Bird standout Kenny Williams along with Torin Dorin and Wyatt Walker from NC State and players from Duke, Wake Forest and UNC-G.
The ACC Stars captured the game 122-92 over the Brunswick All-Stars but fun was the name of the game on this night.
The Brunswick All-Stars featured local players from Brunswick Academy, Park View, Brunswick and Southampton Academy.
Former Park View standout Keldon Johnson, who was home for a few days after his freshman campaign at the University of Kentucky, also suited up for the Brunswick All-Stars and was presented with the Home Town MVP medal by Phil Ford and representatives from State Farm Insurance.
Highlights of the game included the Brunswick Academy girls’ basketball team who took the court against the ACC Stars in the third quarter.
A 3-point shootout and a dunk contest were also highlights of the night.
Funds from the contest helped to benefit the Hermie and Elliott Sadler Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House and Brunswick Academy Athletics.