For the start of welcome week at Eastern Michigan University, two student organizations, Detroit Does Well and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, hosted their 2nd annual Streetball Classic event on the outside court of EMU’s campus.
The EMU Streetball Classic Volume 2 game consisted of both team DDW and team D-Up competing against one another in a game of basketball for this year’s Streetball Classic trophy. The event also had a $50 raffle, free t-shirt giveaways for the audience members as well as halftime performances.
“This is something that we like to put together to get the freshman to come out and see all of the student orgs during Fajita Fest,” said DDW’s President, John Clark. “We just wanted everyone to come out and have a good start for the upcoming semester. We got to have some fun before we get our heads back in the books.”
With a very large attendance for the Streetball Classic, many students were amped up for this year’s game. Both teams in the game went tit for tat with some very amazing dunks and game plays from both ends of the court.
The Streetball Classic even had special guest from the Eastern Michigan’s basketball team. EMU’s guards Tim Bond and Raven Lee showed their participation for this year’s event, as Tim Bond teamed up with Team D-Up while Raven Lee competed with Team DDW.
“For this being our 2nd year, this was an amazing event that EMU has put together in collaboration DDW and D-Up sports,” said Omega Psi Phi President, Rodney Burse. “The turn out level was pretty cool and we can’t wait to do this again next year!”
Team DDW took home the game winning trophy with a 1-point win over Team D-Up (99-98). Team DDW’s star player of the night, JaChristian Biles, took home the MVP trophy as he put on an outstanding performance of the night’s game with some very high level dunking during the game.
“We’ll definitely be doing this again to kick off the winter semester,” added DDW’s President, John Clark. “Make sure you’re on the look out because we have more in store for everyone this upcoming school year.”