Download New Free ONG Hoopla App Today!

SALEM, OR - 8/7/15 - ONG Hoopla has an app for ONG Hoopla XVII.  Search "ONG Hoopla" at either the iTunes Store (iPhones) or Play Store (Androids) and dowload it for free!

The app allows folks to subscribe to favorite teams, get notifications on game times/locations/results, check standings and more.

Howe & Espinosa Win ONG Hoopla 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney

SALEM (OR) - 8/5/15 - The team of Matthew Espinosa and Gerald Howe won the ONG Hoopla XVII 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney at the Salem Convention Center Wednesday night, defeating a game Caleb Singleton and Bryan Huber team.

Howe and Espinosa proved to be the best of eight teams invited into the 2015 field.

ONG Hoopla XVII Team Registration Deadline Extended to Monday, July 27


SALEM, OR - 7/16/15 - Due to popular demand and some major behind-the-scenes advances in technology that have reduced the lead time tournament officials need to organize the growing event, the team registration deadline for ONG Hoopla XVII has been extended to Monday, July 27.

Oregon National Guard Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh commented, "We can not promise extensions every year, but we are pleased to announce an extension this year. We hope this is helpful for many who otherwise would have missed out on the event in 2015."

Teams may sign up through midnight on July 27 at After that, only "fill-in" teams will be allowed into the tournament, all subject to Tournament approval and not guaranteed for any.

Registration for ONG Hoopla XVIII Opens Monday, 5/2 @ 5pm!

(SALEM, OR) - Thursday, April 21, 2016 - Registration for ONG Hoopla XVIII will open Monday, May 2 at 5:00pm  according to Hoopla officials. Teams can sign up at

The deadline for team registrations is Thursday, July 14 at midnight. Any teams signing up online on or before Sunday, June 19 will get "Early Bird" registration price of $149, or $20 less than the regular team price of $169.

Participants can sign up for multiple teams, provided none are in the same division. The most successful teams will have an opportunity to move up the HATER (Hoopla All-Time Efficiency Rating) list.

Last year, ONG Hoopla enjoyed record-breaking sign-ups of more than 904 teams, making the even the 2nd largest of its kind in the United States. This year, event organizers hope to attract even more participation.


ONG Hoopla XVII Announces $6,000 in Division Purses

(SALEM, OR, 7/13/15) - Oregon National Guard Hoopla XVII has announced that $6,000 in purses will be awarded to teams in select adult divisions and contests as follows:

$1,000 - Oregon National Guard Men's Open Division

$1,000 - Oregon National Guard Women's Open Division

$1,000 - Cascade Warehouse Men's 6'U D1 Division

$500 - 6'2U D1 Division

$600 - Men's D2 Division

$400 - Men's D3 Division

$500 - R&R General Contractors Family Competitive Division

$250 - R&R General Contractors Family Recreational Division

$250 - Country Financial Wheelchair Division

$500 - Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest

ONG Hoopla Forms Partnership with USA Basketball



ONG Hoopla to Host Official USA Basketball 3x3

Qualifying Tournaments for

USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament


New Partnership with USA Basketball will send winners of Four New

ONG Hoopla Divisions to the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments

at United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado


SALEM, OR; JULY 9, 2015 – Oregon National Guard Hoopla has entered into a new partnership with USA Basketball that will result in ONG Hoopla XVII serving as an official USA Basketball 3x3 Qualifying Tournament in four new divisions at this years ONG Hoopla XVII.  The divisions that will qualify to compete in the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments will be the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s U18 and Women’s U18 divisions.

The winning team of each of these four qualifying divisions at ONG Hoopla XVII will earn the opportunity to represent ONG Hoopla at the 2016 USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournaments held at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Each qualifying Hoopla team will have lodging, meals, and USA Basketball apparel provided at the national tournament, and airfare may be subsidized by Hoopla as well, depending on division turnout. Winners of the USA Basketball 3x3 National Tournament become the USA Basketball 3x3 National Team that will represent the USA at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships.

“This is a great step for ONG Hoopla,” said Tournament Director Jason Unruh. “To be partnering with what is arguably the world’s most important basketball organization in USA Basketball, and to give our participants this amazing opportunity is awesome. We are pumped.  This is going to be a special addition to our event as people learn how incredible this opportunity is for them.”

The qualifying divisions at ONG Hoopla will be played under a different format than the rest of the tournament.  The games will be played under FIBA 3x3 rules, with a 12-second shot clock, the entire 3-point arc as the take-back area, and some different checking-the-ball rules. “The net result of playing FIBA 3x3 rules is it is a little bit different game,” said Unruh. “Games are faster, shooting matters a bit more, and it is very exciting.”

ONG Hoopla and USA Basketball began the relationship a year ago, and in April Hoopla sent one team to the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Tournament.  That team was comprised of Hoopla participants Zach Reichle and Dylan Jordan of Wilsonville High School, Teagan Quitoriano of Sprague High School, and Nik Blake of Sherwood High School. Beyond having an incredible experience, the team represented Hoopla well by making it to the semi-finals before losing to the eventual national champions. “Without question, the success those guys had helped pave the way for our growing relationship with USA Basketball,” remarked Unruh.

“We are proud and excited to have four qualifying divisions at ONG Hoopla XVII,” said Travis Johnson, USA Basketball 3x3 Program Director. “Hoopla is a huge event and respected nationally, and we were very impressed by the team they sent to the 2015 USA Basketball 3x3 USA Basketball U18 National Tournament. We are looking forward to our partnership with Hoopla and seeing what the Pacific Northwest can send our way in 2016.”

The registration deadline for ONG Hoopla XVII, including the USA Basketball qualifying divisions, is July 16. Interested teams can register immediately at


About Oregon National Guard Hoopla 

The Oregon National Guard Hoopla is the grand-daddy, biggest and best of all 3-on-3 basketball events in Oregon, in addition to being one of the largest and fastest growing 3-on-3 events in the world. Entering its 17th year in 2015, ONG Hoopla will enjoy a projected total of more than 900 teams, 3,600 participants, and 45,000 spectators this upcoming August 8th & 9th. Staged around the beautiful Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem, ONG Hoopla is believed to be the 2nd largest event of its type in the world.


"Epic" ONG Hoopla Slated for August 8-9, with Big Developments!

Salem (OR) - May 22, 2015 - Team registration for Oregon National Guard Hoopla XVII will open just around the corner on June 1, but that's not all tournament officials have in store for ONG Hoopla aficionados.

Not by a longshot.

"We are excited every year for ONG Hoopla," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh, "but this year... this year could be epic."

Not known for hyperbole, that is a big statement coming from Unruh. When pressed for more details, the 17-year captain of the Hoopla ship offered more excitement, but little by way of details.

"All I can tell you at this point is that the ONG Hoopla experience is going to new levels in 2015, and this will be true in multiple ways. There is much to share... in due time."

This year's event is slated for August 8-9 in the shadows of the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.

ONG Hoopla XVI Boasts Record-Setting 852 Teams

SALEM, OR (8/4/14) - The Oregon National Guard Hoopla XVI boasted a record-breaking 852 teams in 2014.

"We are thrilled with our growth, and the event's continuing to move forward in great ways," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh, "every year presents new challenges, but thankfully for Hoopla our participants spread the word and keep coming back.  Hoopla is what it is because of many things, but at the heart of everything is our huge pool of basketball lovers.  We appreciate them so much."