Monday, October 16, 2017

MIAMI, Flor. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the high school matchups as part of the third annual Hoophall Miami Invitational. As previously announced, AmericanAirlines Arena will host a college double-header on Saturday, December 2nd featuring a matchup of perennial powerhouses Syracuse and Kansas, as well as local-favorite Miami versusreigning Ivy League Champion Princeton.

Prior to the main college event, the Basketball Hall of Fame will host a variety of events in the Miami community including a youth clinic and a local high school basketball showcase. Ten high school teams will have the exclusive opportunity to take the court at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday, November 28th. Top players to watch from the Class of 2018 include Neftali Alvarez (Miami Christian), Trey Doomes (NSU University School) and Zach Scott (Westminster Academy). Rising stars in the classes of 2019 and 2020 include Dudley Blackwell (Westminster Academy), Vernon Carey (NSU University School), Samba Kane (Florida Prep), and Jamal Mashburn Jr. (Gulliver Prep).

 “For the third year in a row, the Basketball Hall of Fame will be returning to Miami for what is expected to be a premier collegiate and high school event,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are proud to support these student-athletes and provide the unique opportunity to play in a world-class venue such as AmericanAirlines Arena.”

For just $19, fans will receive admission to all five high school matchups on November 28th, plus the college double-header on December 2nd. To take advantage of this special offer, fans must purchase their tickets at one of the participating schools or at the AmericanAirlines Arena box office on game day.

Additional ticket options are available for the 2017 Hoophall Miami Invitational via Groups of 10 or more may purchase discounted tickets by calling (786) 777- DUNK.


Hoophall Miami Invitational High School Showcase Schedule

2:00 p.m.         Florida Prep vs. South Miami High School

3:40 p.m.         Westminster Academy vs. North Miami High School

5:20 p.m.         Palmetto High School vs. Norland High School

7:00 p.m.         Coral Springs High School vs. Miami Christian School

8:40 p.m.         NSU University School vs. Gulliver Prep


About AmericanAirlines Arena

Since its opening on December 31, 1999, the 19,600-seat AmericanAirlines Arena has proudly hosted megastars such as Adele, Marc Anthony, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Pearl Jam, Madonna, Maná, Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars to name a few. In addition, AmericanAirlines Arena is home to family shows such as the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice. AmericanAirlines Arena has also played host to several live televised events including annual award shows such as Univision’s Premio Lo Nuestro and Telemundo’s Premios Tu Mundo, and five NBA Finals, each placing Miami in the international spotlight. Private events have included product launches, corporate basketball tournaments, gala dinners and a host of meetings, large and small. For more information, please visit


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.

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