The King Cotton Basketball Tournament returned to Pine Bluff December 27 through 29, 2018 after a 19 year hiatus. Pine Bluff hosted seven teams including Columbus High School (Columbus, Mississippi), Houston Math, Science and Technology Center (Houston, Texas), Landry Walker High School (New Orleans, Louisiana), Gulliver Preparatory School (Pinecrest, Florida), Park School of Buffalo (Snyder, New York), Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, California), Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Arkansas), and Pine Bluff High School.
The newly renovated Pine Bluff Convention Center’s arena saw nearly 10,000 people over the three day tournament. Those attending were not disappointed and were witness to a rebirth on a grand scale.
2019’s tournament has been scheduled for December 27 through December 29.