In the 1965-1966 seasons with Jim Buckler President, the All-Star program was expanded under the direction of
Thomas Lees and Wayne Montgomery. The “star” program increased the opportunity for boys to complete with
other youngsters from Delaware Valley. The “All-Stars” met with instant success and today continue to be an integral part of the Plymouth program.
It was during this year (1969-1970) Plymouth, as defending champions, hosted the National Junior ABA tournament. The tourney was an exciting addition to a basketball rich community and which saw a team from Jersey City, led by Mike O’Koren (N. Carolina U.) defeat host Plymouth, Augusta, GA and Ridley, PA to capture the championship. This same Jersey City team the year before was led by Jim Spanarkel (Philadelphia 76ers). Jersey City lost to Plymouth Jr. ABA, 60-47, as Plymouth won the National Jr. ABA championship in the 1968-1969 seasons.