18th Annual Battle of the South

18th Annual Battle of the South underway at HPER Gym at Albany State University. / Jon Benson

It's another summer and another year with a successful weekend of the annual tournament Battle of the South Tournament. The Battle of the South basketball tournament attracts basketball players from all around the south region. Players from Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are just a few who are represented in this high caliber tournament.

The two day long tournament started on Saturday and finished up with the championship game on Sunday. Albany State's HPER Gym hosted the event with 20 different teams in attendance in this double elimination tournament. The tournament attracts both former and current NBA players, along with some players looking to hopefully get noticed.

The tournament was free to the public with fans, family, and the community in attendance for the event. Team Duvall are the three time defending champions out of Jacksonville, FL and they have high hopes of continuing the winning streak at least one more year.