Friday, November 23, 2007

49ers to play in California tournament next season

The Charlotte 49ers just finished their lone regular season tournament appearance for this season, but have already made plans for another one next season.

Charlotte has accepted an invitation to play next November in the Anaheim Classic, an eight-team tournament that made its debut this season at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Each team is guaranteed three games in four days. This year's tournament started with games on Thanksgiving Day and final games conclude on Sunday.

The tournament is hosted by the Big West Conference and features all of the games televised on some ESPN network. This year's tournament consists of Mississippi State, UC-Irvine, Southern Illinois, Chattanooga, Miami (Ohio), South Alabama, San Diego and Southern California.

No word yet on what other teams have accepted invitations for next season's Anaheim Classic, which also features events built around nearby Disneyland.

-Jim Utter


Anonymous said...

This will be a great tune-up for the season and give us some exposure. Plus, Gerrity will love playing near his home. I hope he's good because Leemire can not play point and when he does it kills us offensively.