The Beach Ball Classic's rise to prominence has been talked about for years. It has been covered by countless news outlets and earned plenty of hype as one of the United States' best high school tournaments every year.

It's never been written about like this.

"The Beach Ball Classic: Premier High School Hoops on the Grand Strand" takes readers inside the backstories that allowed the tournament to not only survive, but continue to expand over the course of thirty-five years. The personalities who have set foot on the event's three home courts include some of the biggest names in professional basketball, as well as a large number of behind-the-scenes men and women who turned The Classic into a tradition that well exceeded the borders of Myrtle Beach or even the state of South Carolina.

Set for release in December, the book from History Press and Arcadia Publishing will be available on numerous online platforms and in select stores, as well as during the 2016 Beach Ball Classic.