INAUGURAL 5STAR PREPS HOOPS JAM TO BE HELD AT CIVIC COLISEUM
The inaugural 5Star Preps HOOPS JAM presented by Visit Knoxville will be played Dec. 16-17 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum, as the media brand brings together top high school basketball teams and college basketball prospects from around the Southeast for two basketball-filled days of contests.
Knox County mayor Glenn Jacobs, Washington Nationals outfielder Lane Thomas, former Vol and NFL QB Heath Shuler, former Vol basketball star Chris Lofton, and former Minnesota Golden Gopher PG Dre Mathieu are expected to be a few of the celebrity judges for the dunk contest at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16.
Dunk contest and 3-point contest participants are listed below.
****CLEAR BAG POLICY WILL BE IN EFFECT.****
Walk-up Student Tickets: $12
Tickets will be sold at the event.
But you can reserve you seats here …
One-day PASS, Friday, Dec. 16 – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005D77A0944468
One-day, PASS, Saturday, Dec. 17 – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005D7E889E1FF4
WEEKEND PASS, Dec. 16-17 – https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B005D7E82FF1E69
Parking will be available on site for $10 thru the Knoxville Civic Coliseum garages.
HOOPS JAM SCHEDULE
Friday, Dec. 16
10:30 a.m. – CAK vs. Stone Memorial (girls)
Noon – A.C. Reynolds (N.C.) vs. Fulton (girls)
1:30 – Richmond (N.C.) vs. Catholic
3 – A.C. Reynolds (N.C.) vs. Hamilton Heights
4:30 – Mountain Brook (Ala.) vs. Fulton
6 – Dunk & 3-point contests
7:30 – Webb vs. Lebanon
9 – Webb vs. Lebanon (girls)
Saturday, Dec. 17
10 a.m. – Webb vs. CAK (girls)
11:30 – Catholic vs. A.C. Reynolds (girls)
1 – Lebanon vs. Fulton (girls)
3 – Lebanon vs. Richmond
4:30 – A.C. Reynolds vs. Fulton
6 – Mountain Brook (Ala.) vs. Webb
7:30 – Catholic vs. Hamilton Heights
DUNK CONTEST PARTICIPANTS: Zion Baldwin (Richmond), Ogbonna Agbo (Hamilton Heights), Declan Brown (AC Reynolds), Tyler Lee (Fulton), Julius Clark (Mountain Brook), Lukas Walls (Webb), Jarred Hall (Lebanon), Jaylen Roberts (Karns), Shane Cherry (Austin-East), Grant Campbell (Heritage).
GIRLS 3-POINT PARTICIPANTS: Izzy Proffitt (CAK), Sydney Mains (Catholic), Sammy Taylor (Fulton), Julie Janus (AC Reynolds), Madelyn Ladd (Webb), Finley Tomlin (Lebanon).
BOYS 3-POINT PARTICIPANTS: Caleb Asbaty (Catholic), Paul McNeil (Richmond), Bryson Andrews (Hamilton Heights), Asher Cunningham (AC Reynolds), Jordan Wrancher (Fulton), Ty Davis (Mountain Brook), Drake Ingram (Webb), Brice Njezic (Lebanon).
Top college basketball prospects such as Hamilton Heights (Tenn.) senior Jordann Dumont (Villanova signee), Mountain Brook (Ala.) 6-5 junior point guard Ty Davis (Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss recruit), Paul McNeil (Richmond, N.C., offers from Tennessee, Clemson, N.C. State), Catholic 6-7 sophomore forward Deondrea Lindsey (Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Georgetown offers), 6-8 Lebanon guard Jarred Hall (Tulsa signee) and Webb senior 6-4 guard Lukas Walls (Samford signee) are slated to appear and play in the 5Star Preps HOOPS JAM.
The boys field of teams includes: Knoxville Catholic, Fulton, Webb School of Knoxville, Lebanon (Tenn.), Hamilton Heights (Tenn.), Richmond (N.C.), A.C. Reynolds (N.C.) and Mountain Brook (Ala.).
Girls basketball teams to participate in the classic include: Knoxville Catholic, Webb School of Knoxville, Christian Academy of Knoxville, Fulton, A.C. Reynolds (N.C.) and Lebanon (Tenn.).
Girls basketball prospects expected to play are: Sydney Mains (Catholic), Sammy Taylor (Fulton), Meeyah Green (Webb), Amaya Redd (Catholic), Peyton Harvey (A.C. Reynolds), Macey Baker (Lebanon), Tiara Spencer (Lebanon) and Chelsey Goodloe (Lebanon)
Special thank you to the HOOPS JAM sponsors:
Rusty Wallace Auto Dealers
Emerald Youth Foundation
The RecruitMe App
EXP Realty – Frank Gozwitz
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