Thursday, October 20, 2022

Showcase to be Held in London, England


Springfield, Mass.  The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today a new addition to its regional events: Hoophall International. The event will be held on December 2-3, 2022 at The Copper Box in London, England, and will feature four premier high school teams from around the United States.

The two-day double-header schedule (times are local):

Friday, December 2:

5:00 PM – Mater Dei, California vs. Pace Academy, Georgia

7:00 PM – Christ the King, New York vs. Paul VI, Virginia


Saturday, December 3:

2:00 PM – Consolation 

4:00 PM – Championship 


“The Hoophall Regional series has grown into an elite group of events that engages high school basketball talent from all around the United States, and while we continue to grow stateside, we realize there’s an opportunity to expand awareness of the game around the world as part of the mission of the Hall of Fame to celebrate and promote the game of basketball at all levels, all around the globe,” said Greg Procino, Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “With our new international concept, audiences around the world will have the chance to witness top talent from the United States on their home turf, which allows the Hall of Fame to continue to expand and celebrate the game in new communities.”

Hoophall International will join the Hoophall regional series as one of four stops that will culminate on the “Road to Springfield”™ for the 21st annual Hoophall Classic taking place January 12-16, 2023 at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. – the birthplace of basketball. The event has featured many of today’s NBA stars, including 10 of the last 11 #1 NBA Draft picks such as Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis, Karl-Anthony Towns, Zion Williamson and Anthony Edwards.

Hoophall International ticket information will be released at a coming date. For more information, please visit

As part of this international effort, the Hall of Fame will host the London Showcase on Sunday December 4th at The O2 featuring the University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, University of Maine and Marist College. Tickets are available for the Hall of Fame London Showcase at The O2 box office and at


Quotes from Participating Head Coaches

"It is an honor to be one of just a few High Schools in America selected to travel across the Atlantic for Hoophall International. Our student-athletes are lucky to have the opportunity to participate in what will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We can't wait to see London and represent Christ the King HS and NYC basketball on an international stage!” – Joe Arbitello, Christ the King

“It’s an honor to be selected as 1 of only 4 high schools, and the first team ever from California, to play at this prestigious event. The Monarchs are looking forward to representing Mater Dei High School on the world’s court. The memories made playing at this event will last a lifetime.” – Gary McKnight, Mater Dei

"It is truly an honor to be able to participate in this event. Hoophall (Hall of Fame) has continued to set the bar of premiere events and to be able to travel abroad and play in this event will be a great experience for us as well as all the teams involved. We are looking forward to it." – Sharman White, Pace Academy

“The Paul VI program and community is excited to participate in this wonderful event! To be able to share this experience with 3 other great programs is a tremendous honor. We are all looking forward to experiencing all that London has to offer!” – Glenn Farello, Paul VI


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was born, the Naismith Memorial 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.