NBA veteran AJ Price hosts Juneteenth Basketball Tournament & Skills Contest

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Former NBA and UConn Basketball standout player AJ Price will be a featured guest at this year’s Granby Celebrates Juneteenth. Price, along with Connecticut State Senator Douglas McCrory and WFSB Channel 3 reporter Susan Raff, will judge the basketball skills contest, 3-point shootout and 3 on 3 basketball tournament. Events begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at Salmon Brook Park. Registered players ages 9-18 may compete in all aspects of the basketball competition.

Price is affiliated with the Greater Hartford Pro Am Youth Program. He will share a motivational speech with the players and present cash prizes to the winners, along with trophies and medals. Price will also sign autographs for players and fans who attend the event.

Granby Celebrates Juneteenth is hosting its second arts and education festival. The basketball competition and double Dutch exhibition are new additions to an entire day of free events that are open to the public. Musical entertainers and educational speakers will perform in the park from 3 to 9:30 p.m. Multicultural food and other vendors will be available throughout the day to serve the community. For more information about the full day of activities, visit Granby Racial Reconciliation’s website at