Ashraf Lodewyk, a first team player and an active member of the Wits Basketball Club died in a car accident eight years ago.

WITS Sport will be hosting the 8th annual Ashraf Memorial Basketball Tournament this week to remember the late psychology student.

A total of 31 teams will compete in the 2012 edition. There are 21 registered men’s teams and 10 women’s teams. Seventy-one matches will be played during the four day tournament and teams from Limpopo, Cape Town and Kwazulu Natal will be participating.

The tournament will take place at Hall 29 on west campus from the 26th to the 29th of April, beginning at 9am each day.

Chief organiser Manyani Maseko said the tournament also aimed to promote good administration of basketball in the country.

“During the time Ashraf was administrator, the Wits Basketball club was well supported on campus. The club also became more recognised within the Gauteng region. Ashraf was a charismatic, committed and loyal individual, who gained much respect in the Wits basketball community,” she said.

The top men’s and women’s teams will be awarded floating trophies, while the runners-up will be given medals.
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