As the Bedford Road Invitational Tournament (BRIT) celebrates its 50th anniversary, we take a by-the-numbers look at what has made the event such an iconic part of the high school hoops scene …809 — Games played so far at BRIT.$1.54 — Profit generated by the second annual BRIT in 1969.$22,000 — Profit generated in 1988, substantially more than 1987 ($18,500) and 1989 ($16,000). Thanks for visiting in ’88, New York Gauchos.
Thousands of players — from Australia to Antigonish, New York to Nanaimo — have competed in the Bedford Road Invitational Tournament.Who’s the greatest of them all?In honour of BRIT’s 50th anniversary this weekend, let’s end the debate. Above all else, three factors were considered:How did they perform under the BRIT spotlight? How did their team do? If their squad played in the Saturday morning special, individual greatness didn’t amount to much. What kind of success came after high school?
The New York Gauchos were fan favourites during the 1988 Bedford Road Invitational Tournament (Photo courtesy Bedford Road Invitational Tournament)***** “May God have mercy on our basketball team.”Thirty years later, Brett Powell still remembers that first-period English class at Holy Cross high school, the desk in which he was sitting, the spot at which his teacher was praying. Why did Powell and his teammates need such divine intervention?
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