PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - For the Gulf Coast men's basketball team, turkey day is also game day!
Coach Jay Powell and his Commodores, who have five of their first six games this season, will be in action both Thursday and Saturday, as they host the "Visit Panama City Beach Thanksgiving Classic."
With a team from Lakeland and one from Tennessee coming in to play as well.
"Well, it's an opportunity for us to have good competition," Jay Powell, Gulf Coast men's basketball coach said. "Walters State has a good record and a very good team. Polk State has a lot of talent amd a first year coach that's doing a really good job in Coach Gilles, so it gives us an opportunity to just prepare for good teams. It also allows us to have games and stay focused as opposed to the men maybe practicing for an hour or two a couple times a day."
Polk State and Gulf Coast tip off Thursday at 5 o'clock.
Chipola and Northwest Florida are in action on the road over the weekend.
The Lady Commodores are on the road Friday and Saturday in Rome, Georgia.