Mercy Homes hosts annual 'Hoops to Homework' draft day

February 3, 2014 7:54:47 PM PST
It's draft day for dozens of young athletes in Chicago. On Monday night, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls hosted its annual "Hoops to Homework" draft.

Kids were split into teams named after NBA teams, and for the next few weeks they'll play in tournaments.

To participate, the students have to maintain good grades.

Organizers say the tournament promotes educational excellence and sportsmanship.