Monday, November 13, 2023

- Tickets on Sale Now; Credential Application Open to Media -

LEWES, DEL. – The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with Slam Dunk to the Beach, announced the field of teams for the 2023 Hoophall East, an annual basketball showcase that will take place at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, Delaware, from December 26-29.

“We look forward to returning to Lewes right after the holiday season and bringing local and national talent all together at Hoophall East,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. “We are thankful to have the support of the local community each year, and we hope they enjoy some exciting basketball right in their backyard.”

In addition to local participants, the tournament will feature teams from Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Tickets for the 2023 Hoophall East are on sale at Supporters of Hoophall East include presenting sponsor Bayhealth, alongside Delaware Sports Commission, Delaware Tourism, Grotto Pizza, and Sussex County Council.

Media credentials for the 2023 Hoophall East are available at For more information, visit


2023 Hoophall East Schedule

Tuesday, December 26

6:00 PM

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Girls), MD

Cape Henlopen High School (Girls), DE

7:15 PM

Caravel Academy, DE

Cape Henlopen High School, DE

Wednesday, December 27

3:30 PM

Roman Catholic HS, PA

Cardinal Ritter Prep, MO

5:00 PM

The Bullis School, MD

Moravian Prep, NC

6:30 PM

Combine Academy, NC

Penn Charter School, PA

8:00 PM

College Achieve Public Charter, NJ

Salesianum School, DE


Thursday, December 28

3:30 PM

Christ the King High School, NY

Friendship Tech, DC

5:00 PM

Blair Academy, NJ

Bella Vista Prep, AZ

6:30 PM

The Phelps School, PA

The Bullis School, MD

8:00 PM

Westtown School, PA

Bishop McNamara High School, MD


Friday, December 29

3:30 PM

St. Raymond High School, NY

Archbishop Carroll High School, PA

5:00 PM

Cardinal Ritter, MO

Paul VI High School, VA

6:30 PM

Friendship Tech, DC

Blair Academy, NJ

8:00 PM

Bella Vista Prep, AZ

Westtown School, PA


2023 Hoophall East Players to Watch: 

ESPN Top 100 – Class of 2024


Pat Ngongba

Paul VI High School (Committed to Duke)


Darren Harris

Paul VI High School (Duke)


Rakease Passmore

Combine Academy (Kansas)


Isaiah Abraham

Paul VI High School (UConn)


Dwayne Pierce

Christ the King High School (Iowa State)

ESPN Top 60 – Class of 2025


Will Riley

Phelps School

ESPN Top 25 - Class of 2026


Jordan Smith

Paul VI High School



About the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and celebrating the game of basketball at every level – men and women, amateur and professional players, coaches and contributors, both domestically and internationally. The Hall of Fame museum is home to more than 400 inductees and over 40,000 square feet of basketball history. Nearly 200,000 people visit the Hall of Fame museum each year to learn about the game, experience the interactive exhibits and test their skills on the Jerry Colangelo "Court of Dreams." Best known for its annual marquee Enshrinement Ceremony honoring the game’s elite, the Hall of Fame also operates over 70 high school and collegiate competitions annually throughout the country and abroad. For more information on the Basketball Hall of Fame organization, its museum and events, visit, follow @hoophall @hoophallclassic or call 1-877-4HOOPLA.