INSiiGHTS Sports is sponsoring a Middle School Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament in Polk County at Polk State Community College. The date for this upcoming event will be Saturday, August 17th. It is our intent to make this an Annual Event in Polk County. This event will allow you an early season opportunity to see your team play, select your roster and give them an opportunity to participate in a competitive arena.
This is the second year of the Mack Clayton Memorial Basketball Tournament. The 2019 Edition was a boys and girls tournament held at DME Academy in Daytona, Florida.
This years tournament will be at Polk County State and will feature boys and girls in a season opening middle school one day classic,
Teams participating will get an early look at their teams and can even be used to help you select your squad.
Participating teams will get two games, one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session.
This one day event is $75.00 per team, in advance.
Make your reservation and hold your spot for your team.
Give us a call for any information that you need.
We can be reached at (850) 999 - 2870.
The Second Annual Mack Clayton Memorial Tournament will live-stream select games.
This tournament will be in conjunction with GBL-on- line.
MIDDLE SCHOOL boys teams and MIDDLE SCHOOL girls teams OPPORTUNITY.
Guaranteed two games at Polk County State College.
Select games live-streamed.
The father that has three sons that carry the CLAYTON name and many grand children has been a highly successful educator and coach.
He worked with students from Pompano Beach to Brevard County (Titusville Gibson, Cocoa Monroe) and closing his career at Merritt Island High School.
The original Coach Clayton is in the FAMU Hall of Fame for his collegiate basketball prowess. He was a member of the fabled FAMU Final Four team that won a SIAC basketball championship with only four players on the court.
Playing in the Championship game at Alabama State the entire team was in the process of fouling out of the game and only four remained. The remaining four mounted a comeback and won the championship short handed.
Coach Clayton was the first basketball coach at Blanche Ely High School.
He was also the first black head coach in Brevard County at a majority high school after desegregation. He coached the boys and the girls at Merritt Island High School.
Coach Mack Clayton has a successful brother who coached collegiately, Dale Clayton.
He had a son, Mickey, who attended Florida A&M University, like his dad. Following in his dads steps as a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Mickey also was the men and the women's head coach at Florida A&M University. He is America's only Division I coach to win the trifecta. To win a conference championship as the Head Men's Basketball Coach, the Women's Head Basketball Coach, and win a conference championship at the same institution.
Coach Clayton also has a grand-daughter who is blossoming as a young coach. Milan Clayton is a multiple All-State selection, who won state championships at two different high schools. Milan was on the coaching staff at FAMU High, winning as a player and coach. She is one of a limited number of female coaches toiling the AAU sidelines on the boys side.
Coach Mack Clayton is the Original Coach Clayton and has allowed his legacy to continue through multi-generations.
His family, INSiiGHTS Sports and GBL are keeping his spirit alive with the inaugural Mack Clayton Memorial Basketball Classic.
~ MICKEY CLAYTON