A two-day showcase of the top junior basketball talent
in the UK will be taking place in South London this weekend.
The fifth annual Hoopsfix All-Star Classic will take place on Saturday June 1 st and Sunday June 2nd at
Brixton Recreation Centre.
It aims to
showcase the future stars of Great Britain by placing 72 of the best under-19s in
the country, male and female, in three exhibition games against each other; one
for Under-19 Women, one featuring male players in their last year in the UK
before primarily departing for scholarships in the US, and the other featuring
Underclassmen – male players with at least one more in the UK.
“Excited to be returning for our fifth year,” Hoopsfix.com founder Sam Neter said.
“The Hoopsfix All-Star Classic serves as not only a bringing together of the top
junior talent in the country, but the entire community. Expanding over two days
has added a whole other dimension but given us so many more options with
what we can do, in particular the Under-19 Women’s game which is a very
A large number of the players suiting up have already signed scholarships to US
colleges, with others expected to sign in the coming weeks, meanwhile, an even
larger percentage have represented their country internationally at a junior
European Championships; testament to the level of talent on display.
The weekend will not only feature the addition of the U19 Women’s game, but a
three-point shoot out, coaching clinic, kids clinic, and dunk contest.
The event, which has sold out on Sunday and limited tickets remaining on
Saturday, will open doors to the public at 3pm on Saturday with a mixed three-
point shoot out before the Under-19 Women take to the court, whilst on Sunday,
the Underclassmen take to the floor for a 2pm tip, while the Class of 2019 will
play at 4pm.
Limited tickets, which are expected to sell out quickly, are available online at
hoopsfixallstarclassic.com, and will not be available on the door. #HASC19 is the
hashtag for the event.
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