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Oct 15, 2021 - Los Angeles, CA. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today a newly developed high school event in partnership with Nike and NBA superstar and 4-time Finals Champion LeBron James. The Chosen-1’s Invitational will take place December 4th at STAPLES Center with four Nike Elite high schools participating. The four-game showcase will feature both boys and girls programs from Christ the King High School (Queens, NY), Fairfax High School (Los Angeles, CA), Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA), and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Akron, OH). Sponsors of The Chosen-1’s Invitational include Keck Medicine of USC, Beyond Meat®, Takis Chips, and Nike.

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NBA ALL-STAR Chris Paul, the Basketball Hall of Fame, and Boost Mobile Team Up for the Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge on November 28 and 29; Games to air on ESPN Networks

Sep 23, 2021 - Phoenix, Ariz. - Today, 11-time NBA All-Star and current Phoenix Suns Point Guard Chris Paul, in partnership with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Boost Mobile, announced the inaugural Boost Mobile HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul. The first-of-its-kind event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be played at the Footprint Center (Home of the Phoenix Suns) and air on ESPN Networks. The two-day doubleheader will feature the likes of Norfolk State University, Morgan State University, Hampton University and Grambling State University.

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Basketball Hall of Fame to Host 9th Annual Hoophall West in Scottsdale

Sep 23, 2021 - Phoenix, Ariz. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Arizona Basketball Coaches Association announced today the field of teams and game schedule for the 2021 Hoophall West, an annual basketball showcase now in its ninth year. The event serves as the west coast version of the original Springfield, Massachusetts-based Hoophall Classic – the Hall of Fame will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hoophall Classic at Springfield College from January 13-17 in 2022. Hoophall West game action will take place at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale from Wednesday, December 8th to Saturday, December 11th. New to the 2021 Hoophall West is a highly anticipated four-game showcase that will take place at the new Footprint Center, home to the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, in Downtown Phoenix on December 11th, with the first game starting at 4:00 p.m.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Commemorative September 11 Moment

Sep 09, 2021 - Springfield, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today plans for a commemorative September 11 moment during the Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2021. The ceremony will begin with Ray Allen (’18) welcoming the audience and offering a reflection on this solemn day, followed by GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, Anthony Hamilton, who will perform “America the Beautiful”. The Springfield Police and Fire Color Guard will be present to represent and remember those first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11th, 2001.

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