Ken Carter, the high school basketball coach whose story of locking his undefeated team out of the gym to focus on schoolwork was made into a movie, is keynote speaker for Monday night’s fifth annual Arthur Jackson Midnight Basketball of Florida Hall of Fame awards and silent auction.

Samuel L. Jackson played the coach in the film “Coach Carter”.

The event at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, which cost $35 per person and starts with a 5 p.m. meet and greet, celebrates 20 years of the Midnight Basketball program for youth. Details: 407-245-0045, ext. 245.

The RSVP date for this event was Sept. 21.

The 2012 Hall of Fame inductees are Mable Butler, Donald Hurtz Jr., and Orlando City Commissioner Daisy Lynum.

Midnight Basketball is sponsored by by the Center for Drug Free Living, Inc.

Buddy Collings is a senior sports writer covering high schools for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him at