Hoops Fest

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Brooklyn’s Love Letter to Basketball

The biggest basketball city in the world will be celebrating the game and the lifestyle that it helped foster.

Brooklyn Hoops Fest will feature NBA All-Star weekend competitions like a Skills Challenge, 3-Point Contest, and a Dunk Contest each with their own $1000 prize to coronate our newly renovated basketball courts. Spots are limited for each event and are expected to fill up quickly.

Alongside the contests, Hoops Fest will bolster a trade show with over 40 brands, vendors, curators, and collector tables in partnership with The Sneaker Exit.

Buy, sell, trade, and be the first to hear about what’s hot in the street-wear and sneaker industry.

General admission to Hoops Fest includes spectating the competitions, access to our trade-show, and full entry into our new video game loft above our arcade.

Skills Challenge

An NBA staple that invites players to use their ball-handling, passing, and shooting abilities to complete the course as quickly as possible within the time frame of a minute and a half (1:30).

The players will start with making a layup, dribble between five obstacles, make a pass into an upright hoop, dribble back full-court, and then make a 3-point shot from the top of the key.

The first round will hold up to (50) participants, the second round only (10) competitors will advance, and the final round decided between two players.

Tiebreakers will be decided with an additional round for the players that tied.

The winner of the Skills Challenge will be awarded the $1000 cash prize. Second place will receive four free open basketball sessions at Aviator Sports that can be redeemed anytime.

three Point Contest

Shoot the lights out in our three-point gauntlet with up to 50 participants.

Shooters will have up to 1 minute to make as many as possible of the (25) shots from five positions beyond the arc.

Each made shot will be worth (1) point with the last ball on each rack worth (2) points.

The top 10 players with the most points will advance to the second round. Tiebreakers will be decided with an additional round between the shooters who tied within the time frame of 30 seconds if in the first round and a minute in the second round.

The winner of the 3-Point Contest will be awarded the $1000 cash prize. Second place will receive four free open basketball sessions at Aviator Sports that can be redeemed anytime.

Dunk Contest

Our Dunk Contest will showcase 40 local dunkers in a three-round elimination tournament.

Every dunker will have (2) minutes and three attempts to dunk once and be judged by our panel of representatives from the New York basketball world including Brooklyn Net newcomer Taurean Prince.

The most points an athlete can get for each round is (50) points.

Ten players will advance to the second round and only two for the third round for a head-to-head matchup.

Tiebreakers are to be decided by an additional round between the players that tied to decide who advances.

The winner of the dunk contest will be awarded the $1000 cash prize. Second place will receive four free open basketball sessions at Aviator Sports that can be redeemed anytime.

To qualify for the dunk contest, send a video of you dunking to nyhoopsfest@gmail.com to receive Eventbrite entry code.