The first ever Hoopsfix Pro-Am was a resounding success, selling out* all five weeks it took place, while amassing over 30,000 views on the YouTube live streams.
Over 300 people per week packed into the City of London Academy in Southwark, to watch a six-game slate featuring two women’s games and four men’s games taking place from June 19th until July 16th.
The five week summer league brought together the best of British basketball, both seasoned pros and top prospects; targeting elite level players, some of whom are rarely seen in organised competition in the UK.
Headlining names include Great Britain Senior internationals such as Orlan Jackman – fresh off winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal this summer, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, Carl Wheatle, Rob Gilchrist and Akwasi Yeboah, while on the female side, London Lions’ Holly Winterburn, Shanice Beckford-Norton, Shequila Joseph and Renee Busch all took to the floor.
Isi Ozzy-Momodu earned women’s tournament MVP honours after consistent performances – as she prepares to head to JUCO in Florida next season, while Peter Turay, heading to NCAA Division II school University of West Alabama, claimed men’s tournament MVP honours.
Plans are in place to continue the Pro-Am on an annual basis
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*Tickets were not sold, but free via registration.