Basketball tournament in Flatbush encourages youth to play ball
A Brooklyn man is giving back to his community by hosting a two-day basketball tournament for members of the Flatbush community.
Anthony McClean, the host of the event, says he started the basketball clinic last year to encourage youth and foster a safe space for them to play basketball on the weekends.
A total of nine games were played today at Harry Maze Memorial Playground and a mixture of boys and girls high school teams faced off for a day of competitive fun.
The event was jampacked with games and a large supportive crowd.
“Every day I just want to make sure I give back to the community. I grew up here in this park, in this neighborhood. And growing up for me was kind of tough especially growing up in Brooklyn. And I just wanted to make sure I could give back to everybody,” said McClean