This weekend teams from all over the nation will be in Atlanta, Georgia for the Wallace Prather Memorial tournament. The tournament, that began in 2006, pays homage to a pillar of youth basketball. One can say, if there was not Wallace Prather, there would be no Atlanta Celtics. We can also say, if there was no Wallace Prather, there would not be Atlanta Select.
Coach Prather brought Coach Tony Hill and Coach George Zeigler (the founders of Atlanta Select) into the fold of youth basketball at the AAU level. His knowledge of the game, his dedication to promote youth and his eye for talent is profound. He touched so many and we must always remember. Atlanta Select has had teams participating in the Memorial tournament each year and plan to continue.
For more on the history and relationship between Coach Prather, Atlanta Celtics and Atlanta Select, please read the profile on our web site's home page.
Pictured below is Coach Prather and Kenny Zeigler (son of Coach Z) at a local banquet. Coach Prather recruited Kenny at the age of 11 to play AAU. The rest is history.
We will always remember how he touched our lives.