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All-Time Record 988 Teams in Hoopla XIX!

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, 8/16/17 - Hoopla XIX presented by Columbia Bank and Dutch Bros. Coffee set an all-time record with 988 teams, tournament officials announced Wednesday.

"It was an amazing year, without question," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "To have that many teams was awesome. Besides our record numbers in Hoopla, the Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney was also a big hit and has great potential. We see the potential for more growth for sure...but our focus will always remain on quality. We also want to continue to grow and foster the good sportsmanship element -- both because it is the right way to play and spectate, but also because it adds to the enjoyment for everyone involved."

The Hampton Inn & Suites of Salem sponsored a new Sportsmanship Award in 2017, and this was a positive, well-received addition to to the tournament. "That was awesome," said Unruh, "and we want to do more. What that looks like, exactly, remains to be seen. We are working on it and open to all ideas to continue to make Hoopla the best 3x3 street basketball event in the world, but also a family friendly, positive and enjoyable weekend for all."

The special 20th Anniversary Hoopla XX is slated for August 4-5, 2018.

 

Isaiah Edwards Wins Scintillating Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest

SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Sometimes the hype outshines the final product.

And sometimes, not.

At the much-ballyhooed Salem Radiology Consultans Slam Dunk Contest, the latter was true. An electric atmosphere was heightened by thrilling dunks and one-upmanship crescendoing with one spectactular championship slam.

The author of the winning dunk was Isaiah Edwards, who thundered home a dunk over the top of a pal who was holding a basketball whilst standing atop the Coumbia Bank signature blue couch.

"That may have been our best ever," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "You never know for sure how a dunk contest will go -- and I think that is part of the fun of it all. But this one, Isaiah and company they did not disappoint. That was spectacular."

~LaAlfredd Notyopapi 

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New Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney a Big Hit

SALEM, OR - Friday, August 4 - With the weather and heat abating and the air quality improving seemingly by the minute, the first-ever Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney was held at Hoopla XIX to rave reviews.

"It was a blast," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "Our turnout was exceptional for a first-year event, and everyone seemed to enjoy the event as sort of an entree into Hoopla"

With nearly 50 teams duking it out in six divisions, crowds gathered to watch the championship games just before dusk.

"I don't think there is any question we will do this again next year," said Unurh.

 

KONA ICE 2x2 RESULTS:

Friday, August 4, 2017

Adult Men:

18 The Voice of Reason (Michael Cardenas, John Weil)

15 L & P (Pierre Zook, Logan Mordhorst)

Adult Women:

31 MC (2W) (Maddy Pflaumer, Cassie Zeller)

27 Shooters Gonna Shoot (1W) 27 (Amanda Brown, Jessica Bowen)

17U Boys:

22 The Big Ticket (Tyke Thompson, Kyle Greeley)

12 Ganco (Roman Ganchenko, Mark Gidenko)

15U Boys:

10 Neva Lost (Jasper Phipps, Drake Davis)

6 Lob City (Ben Bailey, Diego Arredondo)

13U Boys:

12 Catch & Shoot Black (Wyatt Jenks, Brady Bliven)

0 Rams (Tyler Fery, Jake Persons)

11U Boys/Girls:

16 Dream Team Fly (Tanner Overby, Braden Boe)

8 Team Fly (Dawson Schrenk, Cole Hammack)

 

by LaAlfredd Notyopappy

Gengler & Leunen Win Hoopla XIX 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Zack Gengler and Montie Leunan defeated the team of Avry Holmes and Cory Largent 11-7 to win the Hoopla XIX Tip-Off Tourney at the Salem Convetion Center.

Gengler and Largent, who both played collegiately at Portland State, were the 2 seeds in the 11-team tourney, while Holmes (Clemson) and Largent (Western Carolina) were the 1 seeds.

 

2017 Participant Teams

Caleb Singleton Bryan Huber
Zack Gengler Montie Leunen
Garold Howe Earl Jones
Jordan Carter Taylor Roos
Jeremiah Dominguez  Tarrance Glynn
Brandyn Chase Evan Pozniakoff
Avry Holmes Cory Largent
David Medina Cameron Cornelius
Trent Roos Cody Crowe
Justin Lowe Adrian Lewis
Tyler Jones KJ Bowen

 

2x2 Tip-Off Tourney at Salem Convention Center - TONIGHT!

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 2 - Please join us for the official beginning of Hoopla XIX at the 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney at Salem Convention Center tonight at 6:30pm.  There is no admission fee to attend.

The field is amazing at what is sure to be a fun-filled event:

Caleb Singleton / Bryan Huber
Zack Gengler / Montie Leunen
Garold Howe / Earl Jones
Jordan Carter / Taylor Roos 
Jeremiah Dominguez + 1 
Brandyn Chase / Evan Pozniakoff
Avry Holmes / Cory Largent
David Medina / Cameron Cornelius
Trent Roos / Cody Crowe
Justin Lowe / Adrian Lewis

Who you got?  

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UPDATED: Remaining Hoopla XIX "Fill-In" Team Openings

SALEM (OR) - Monday, July 31 - While the registration deadline for Hoopla XIX has passed, there is ONE FINAL way for a few lucky ballers to get into the August 5-6 event... We need "fill-in" teams to round out the Divisions listed below. If you would like to grab one of these LAST CHANCE spots -- only 9 left -- go to www.oregonhoopla.com/registration today!

1 - D / Men's D3
1 - E / Men's D4
1 - F / Men's 6'-and-U D1
1 - K / Co-Ed Recreational
1 - L / Family Competitive
2 - P / Wheelchair
1 - U / 16U Boys Comp
1 - AA / 15U Girls Competitive

It's NOW or NEVER! Don't delay - because these spots are open until filled only!

Qualifying Tournaments for USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships Moved to Nov. 5

SALEM, OR -- Friday, July 28 -- Hoopla XIX has announced that it is moving the date of its four Qualifying Tournaments for the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships to November 5, pending USA Basketball approval.

"This is a good move for us and the Qualifying Tournaments," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "First and foremost, this is worthy of being a stand-alone event, and moving it to its own space on the calendar, we think, makes sense. Beyond that, it also will allow us to play the game indoors -- just like the national championships are played with USA Basketball. This is important and makes sense to the teams trying to qualify for nationals.  We hope all of these things might lead to more robust Qualifying Tourney divisions, too.

"Our teams have done very well at the National Tournaments -- including our Men's U18 team winning the national title last year -- and we hope to continue that tradition. 

"Beyond that, the Friday of our Tournament Week has just grown so much it offers us the added benefit of a little more space for other growing events on that day.  We have the Hoopla Hoop Camp in the morning, the brand new Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney which we think will be a huge hit over time, and then the Hoopla Fun Run in the early evening.  It's a fun and great time, but this adjustment to the timing of the Qualifying Tournaments make sense to us operationally, too."

Hoopla still plans four Qualifying Tournaments - Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's U18 and Women's U18.  The price for participation remains only $79/team, and deadline for team registration is November 1.

Team Registration Deadline Extended to July 23rd!

SALEM, OR - Thursday, July 13 - Lat in the evening of July 13, the Hoopla Organizing Executive Committee met and voted by a narrow margin to extend the team registration deadline to Sunday, July 23rd.

There will be no additional exceptions or extensions for Hoopla XIX. All players wanting to participate in the event this year must be signed up by that hard and firm deadline.

Hoopla XIX Registration Slated to Open on May 15!

SALEM, OR - May 1, 2017 - Online registration for Hoopla XIX presented by Columbia Bank is officially slated to open on Monday, May 15, 2017. 

Get your crew together and let's go!

Led by Oregon State Signee Zach Reichle, Team Hoopla Wins USA Basketball Men's U18 3x3 National Championship!

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - April 9, 2017 - Team Hoopla became the first team from Hoopla to win a USA Basketball 3x3 national championship when the Men's U18 team won the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship Tournament at the United States Olympic Training Center in April.

Team Hoopla defeated Western PA Elite Gold, who featured two D1-bound playersand one D2-bound athlete, 21-17 in the championship game.

With a perfect 7-0 record, Team Hoopla dominated the event. The team - led by Oregon State signee and Men's U18 Tournament MVP Zach Reichle - qualified for the event by winning their USA Basketball Qualifying Tournament at Hoopla in June, 2016.

Way to go, Team Hoopla!

 

TEAM HOOPLA

Matt O'Brien (18, 6'9, Clackamas High, Simon Fraser signee)

Zach Reichle (18, 6'5, Wilsonville High, Oregon State signee) - Men's U18 Division MVP

Jack Roche (16, 6'0, Wilsonville High, sophomore)

Zac Woodworth (18, 6'4, Wilsonville High, undecided)

 

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TEAM HOOPLA (L to R): Matt O'Brien, Zach Reichle, Jack Roche, Zac Woodworth

 

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Zach Reichle drives to bucket in USA Basketball Men's U18 3x3 National Championship game

 

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Jack Roche drives to bucket in USA Basketball Men's U18 3x3 National Championship game

 

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Matt O'Brien shoots in USA Basketball Men's U18 3x3 National Championship game

 

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Zac Woodworth drives to bucket in USA Basketball Men's U18 3x3 National Championship game

 

Team Crowe Men's Open Squad Represents at USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - April 9, 2017 - Team Crowe represented Hoopla at the 2017 USA Basketball Men's Open 3x3 National Championship Tournament in April at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, and they fared well.

Team Crowe - who qualified for the national tournament by winning the USA Basketball Qualifying Tournament at Hoopla 2016 - advanced to the quarterfinals of the national tournament, before being eliminated. They finished with a 4-5 record overall.

TEAM CROWE ~ Cody Crowe, Adrian Lewis, Trent Roos

 

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Team USA & Team Crowe Win Qualifying Tournaments for 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Champisonships

SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 6, 2016 - Champions were crowned in the Men's U18 and Men's Open Qualifying Tournaments for the 2017 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments. These qualifying tourneys were played under FIBA rules, which include a :12 shot clock, different check-in rules, and different scoring that add up to a fast-paced exciting brand of basketball.

In the Men's U18 contest, Team USA used some hot shooting from Zach Reichle (Wilsonville HS '17) to overwhelm We Can't Shoot, 18-8.

In the Men's Open contest, meanwhile, Team Crowe's size overall and strength proved to be too much for Team Roos in an 18-14 championship game win.

ONG Hoopla's representatives will be competing in a field of 12 teams at nationals. Should either team advance, they will become the USA Basketball representative in the FIBA 3x3 World Championships.

 

MEN'S U18 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

TEAM USA (18)
Matt O'Brien (6'9 Clackamas HS '17)
Zach Reichle (6'4 Wilsonville HS '17)
Jack Roche (5'10 Wilsonville HS '19)
Harrison Steiger (6'3 Wilsonville HS '17)
 
WE CAN'T SHOOT (8)
Taylor Blea (5'10 Sprague HS '18)
Kyle Greeley (6'3 West Salem HS '18)
Teagan Quitoriano (6'6 Sprague HS '18)
Perry VanHouten (6'3 Sprague HS '18)
 

MEN'S OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

TEAM CROWE (18)
Cody Crowe
Tarance Glynn
Jeremiah Harris
Adrian Lewis
 
TEAM ROOS (14)
Jordan Highland
Taylor Roos
Trent Roos

 

 

Isaiah Edwards Crowned 2016 Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Champion

SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 6, 2016 - With a final dunk that likely would have made NBA Slam Dunk Champ Zach Levine proud, Isaiah Edwards punctuated an impressive showing in the 2016 Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest with a grab the ball out of the hands of a person standing on a couch reverse two-handed dunk whilst jumping over said person and couch...

ONG Hoopla XVIII Tips Off with 2x2 Tourney TONIGHT at Salem Convention Center!

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - ONG Hoopla XVIII tips off officially tonight with the 2x2 Tourney at the Salem Convention Center. The twelve contending teams, listed in order of seeding:

1) Matt Espinoza / Garold Howe

2) Tony Woods / Tarrance Glynn

3) Cory Davis / Jordan Gray

4) Caleb Singleton / Bryan Huber

5) Taylor Roos / Jordan Highland

6) Trent Roos / Kris White

7) Cody Crowe / Adrian Lewis

8) Howard Harris / Lucious Harris

9) David Medina / Wyatt Graziano

10) Joe Workman / Rick Smart

11) Brandyn Chase / Evan Pozniakoff

12) Chris Slezak / Nick Alfonse

Last Chance to Play: "Fill-In" Teams Sought in Select Divisions on First-Come, First-Serve Basis

(SALEM, OR) - Thursday, July 28, 2016 - With the official team registration deadline come and gone, there is only one final way to get into ONG Hoopla XVIII. In select divisions where an additional team will optimize the bracket, ONG Hoopla is seeking teams on a first-come, first-serve basis, until the spots are filled. The divisions involved are listed below.
 
Please email for information on how to fill one of these spots.
 
11- USA Basketball Men's Open (Fri)
 
F - Men's 6'-and-Under D1 
G - Men's 6'-and-Under D2
I - Women's D2
J - Co-Ed Competitive
M - Family Recreational
 
S-T - 17-and-Under Girls
V - 16-and-Under Boys Recreational
AB - 15-and-Under Girls Recreational
AG - 13-and-Under Boys Competitive
AI - 13-and-Under Girls Competitive
AJ - 13-and-Under Girls Recreational
AK - 12-and-Under Boys Competitive
AL - 12-and-Under Boys Recreational
AN - 12-and-Under Girls Recreational
AR - 11-and-Under Girls Recreational
AV - 9-and-Under Girls
AW - 8-and-Under Boys
 
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - Adult Men
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - HS Boys Competitive
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - HS Boys Recreational
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - HS Girls
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - 8th Boys
CT Studd 4x4 (Fri) - 6th-7th Boys