No Varsity Basketball Tournament a success

Second Annual No Varsity Basketball Tournament hosts 12 teams

Marcus Wood, GHS class of 2020 puts up a jumper in No Varsity Tournament at Greenville’s North Park. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Second Annual No Varsity 3×3 Basketball Tournament had 12 teams with more than 40 participants taking to the basketball courts at Greenville’s North Park on a sunny May Saturday morning.

Aaron Rich, GHS class of 2017. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

No Varsity is the brainchild of Greenville Senior High School alum Desmond Thompson, Noah Walker and Simeon King with a goal of forming fun events while giving back to the community.

Noah Walker, GHS class of 2019. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“The organization in a nutshell really started with Des just making music but it’s formed into a business because we wanted to give back,” King said. “We were already doing that before we were an official business, giving back so we’ve been doing that now through the title of No Varsity giving back to the community however we can and forming fun events. We want to get people out to do something because there is not enough of that.”

Peter Pandy (L), GHS class of 2017 and DJ Zimmer (R) class of 2022. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The 3×3 basketball tournament was made up four man teams allowing for one sub per team with each participating player received a t-shirt designed by No Varsity.

Foster Cole, GHS class of 2020. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Anyone of us three come up with the design,” King noted of the company’s t-shirt designs. “If we design something and its good we use it.”

Desmond has the musical talent of the three and has recordings that may be viewed on most social media outlets including Instagram (no.varsity), Facebook (No Varsity) and Youtube.

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“It’s a little breezy but better weather than last year,” Walker said of the Saturday outdoor basketball tournament.

Alec Fletcher, GHS class of 2020. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Simeon King, GHS alumni. (Gaylen Blosser photo)