Bobby Maze plans second celebrity game

Bobby Maze, right, dives past David Hawkins during the BMAze Celebrity Basketball game at Hardin Valley Academy. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

Photo by Wade Payne, © 2013 The Knoxville News Sentinel

Bobby Maze, right, dives past David Hawkins during the BMAze Celebrity Basketball game at Hardin Valley Academy. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

Bobby Maze’s basketball game is coming back to Knoxville.

The former Tennessee men’s basketball point guard (2008-10) who later played professionally overseas will host his second annual celebrity game — complete with a dunk contest and 3-point shoot-out — from 2 to 5 p.m. on June 28 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Last year’s game took place at Hardin Valley Academy.

Participants scheduled to attend include NBA players Tobias Harris, Victor Oladipo, Michael Beasley, Ty Lawson and Mario Chalmers, NFL players Joe Haden, Terrance Knighton and Ahmad Bradshaw, and former UT standouts Albert Haynesworth, Donte Stallworth and Chris Lofton.

Maze organized the event in honor of his cousin, Jamar Board, who died from gunshot wound on Dec. 29, 2012.

General admission tickets are $25.

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johnlg00 writes:

Until somebody demonstrably better comes along, Bobby is the recent standard for a PG at UT. One has to wonder how the team would have done the last couple of years if they had had one as good as he was. The outlook for next season would also be brighter if he was taking the floor. We could use another one like him any time. He also seems to be a VFL with a good heart for good causes. I hope to be in K'ville about that time, so I surely hope I can catch the game.

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