For nearly 6 decades the self-described comprehensive basketball company- Hoop Group has been dedicated to “fulfilling dreams of players, coaches and parents by providing the best instruction, competition and exposure.”
Hoop Group in the Pittsburgh Area has over 4,000 athletes ranging from ages 14-18. With over 420 teams competing - The Summer Jam Fest is an ample opportunity for players to show off their grassroot skills in the three day tournament.
The weekend tournament is held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. The tournament will be running with 24 courts and allow all teams at least three games. The event is NCAA-sanctioned and will likely have a plethora of college coaches and representatives from universities all across the country.
Last year 128 College coaches were in attendance. Along with the esteem skill sets that Hoop Group provides, they also have a deep alumni of star players.
128 NBA players such as Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony-Towns, a d former Pittsburgh University star Dejuan Blair make up the vast network of Hoop Group and Summer Jam Alumni.
“We are delighted to once again host the Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest and welcome to our city many of the elite players in the country,"said Jennifer Hawkins, executive director of sports development for VisitPITTSBURGH. "We are looking forward to a weekend filled with great basketball. This event again demonstrates how our community and businesses work together to host large events and why Pittsburgh is a major destination for both professional and amateur sport events."