Battle of the South Carolina Basketball Tournament, June 4-6

This event is now a Regional Qualifier for the BTH CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWCASE on August 6th & 7th in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

Big Time Hoops & US Amateur Basketball will host the Battle of the South Carolina Basketball Tournament at the Upward Sports venue. This is the South Carolina State Championships that will host teams from the entire state and surrounding States. This tournament has expanded year after year from state to state. This event is open to boys & girls grades 3rd through 12th with skill level divisions of D1, D2, and D3. This is set to be South Carolina most anticipated competitive youth basketball tournament for the month of JUNE! 


Big Time Hoops relies on each team’s assessment to properly place teams in the appropriate pools. This will allow for more competitive games and a high energy atmosphere for players, coaches and spectators.

Skill Level Breakdown:

  • “D1” level teams – National Travel will play in multiple championship games.
  • “D2” level teams – Team that has won bracket/playoff games at Regional level tournaments.
  • “D3” level teams – Teams that like to compete and up for the challenge!

Event Highlights:

  1. Clock stops on whistle
  2. Certified Officials
  3. Trainer on Premises
  4. Pool to Bracket play for most divisions
  5. Games run on time
  6. FREE Player Exposure App & FREE Event App
  7. Multi Team Discount – 3 teams (10% off)
  8. Concessions on site
  9. Clock is managed by BTH
  10. Strict COVID protocols

Director: Jason Harman, Elite Hoops Basketball/NIKE Basketball Camps
Dates: July 26-30 (Mon-Fri)
Location: Upward Star Center (
Address: 9768 Warren H Abernathy Hwy, Spartanburg, SC 29301
Time: 9am-3pm and 9-Noon on Friday
Price: $290
Boys Camp: Ages 9-15 (rising 4th – rising 10th grade)
Girls Camp: Ages 9-15 (rising 4th – rising 10th grade)


With over 100,000 square feet of indoor space and over 60 acres of outdoor fields & and volleyball courts, we are the premier location for your next big tournament or event.

The possibilities are endless including sports tournaments, corporate meetings, conferences, birthday parties, and more!


Location 1: Upward Star Center

Upward Star Center
9768 Warren H Abernathy Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301

No outside food, drink or coolers.  Tailgating allowed outside in grass areas only.

Location 2: Upward Stars Volleyball Center

Upward Volleyball Center
6655 Pottery Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303

At the Upward Stars Volleyball Center, we do not have necessary accommodations to sell concession food, but we will have outside food vendors at most of our events. Guests are not allowed to bring in their own food tables. However, they are allowed to set up outside and “tailgate” similar to the way they do at the Star Center. The volleyball center staff will remove trash on an as needed basis.  It is expected that our volleyball guests take care of and police up trash in their area. If you have any questions, please call the Upward Star Center at 864-949-5900.

We now have a HOUSING PROGRAM made with YOU in mind. Prior to your arrival, visit and book with one of our partnered hotels for the biggest savings, free breakfast, close proximity, and family friendly rooms. 

List of areas at the Upward Star Center

  1. Shooting Lab
  2. Cafe Overflow
  3. Arcade Room
  4. Batting Cages
  5. Strength & Power
  6. Basketball & Volleyball Courts
  7. Meeting Rooms (upstairs)
  8. Player’s Lounge (upstairs)
  9. Coach’s Viewing Area / Board Room (upstairs)
  10. Spartanburg Regional Hospital System
  11. Sand Volleyball Courts
  12. Natural Turf Playing Fields
  13. Artificial Turf Playing Fields