Lynn Smack started this tournament back in 1980 then it was called the Berlin Basketball Classic with only 8 teams. The tournament was later moved to Ocean City Maryland. It has grown to over 80 teams (Boys and Girls) including teams as far away as Denmark. Our staff has also seen an increase from only four to more than 25. The tournament is sanctioned by AAU.
AAU has recognized the Ocean City Basketball Classic as one of the top elite tournaments in the United States.
The Ocean City Basketball Classic has contributed to many organizations and individuals over the years including churches, scholarship programs, and book drives.