Joe Johnson's Jammin' for Jackets Basketball Tournament Starts Thursday!

Joe Johnson's Jammin' for Jackets Basketball Tournament showcases Central Arkansas talent in a series of pre-conference match-ups with teams that may not normally meet in conference play. Click here for bracket and schedule. The tournament is held at Hall High School-George Cirks Arena Dec. 6-8. Games will operate under two 16 minute halves and a 35 second shot clock.

Admission is $7/person or $15 for All Tournament Pass; AAA passes will be accepted. Proceeds go toward the purchase of letter jackets for Central Arkansas athletes for all sports, not just basketball. Over the past 15 years, nearly 5500 jackets have been issued, free of charge, to student athletes.

Joe Johnson, a Little Rock Central High graduate, attended the University of Arkansas for two years before being selected in the first round of the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He has also played for the Phoenix Suns and now the Brooklyn Nets. Johnson is one of the NBA's premier players and a member of the NBA All Star Team.

LRSD would like to thank presenting sponsors: Baptist Health and Joe Johnson. Plus, additional sponsors: LRSD, NLRSD, Pepsi, SportStop, Coleman Dairy & Turner Ice Cream, Corkey's and Chef Isaac's Catering. A contribution of $75 will sponsor a letter jacket award. Checks should be payable to Letter Jackets for Athletes, Inc. and sent to 521 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 800, Little Rock, AR 72201 to the attention of Paul Phillips.