Former Tupelo High/Blue Mountain College basketball standout Shane Butler starts summer basketball league

The first annual SB Fitness summer league tipped off Saturday at Blue Mountain College.

Posted: Jun 8, 2019 11:09 PM

BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. (WTVA) - The first annual SB Fitness summer basketball league tipped off Saturday at Blue Mountain College.

Ten teams will compete over eight weeks with a league champion to be crowned.

This league is the vision of Shane Butler, a Tupelo High graduate and BMC basketball hall of famer.

Butler says the tragic death of his brother inspired him to find a purpose bigger than himself

"My brother was murdered almost two years ago," said Butler.  "It was something that I wanted to start my business after, to bring guys together.  I didn't want to see the next guy that I love come across violence, gun violence."

For more information, head to sbfitnessllc.com.

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