Hoopfest makes Guinness list
Basketball: The Spokane Hoopfest Association has been certified by Guinness World Records as the largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament.
The official record is based on the 2009 tournament which included 26,656 players on 6,725 teams.
Nearly 800 teams have registered for the 2010 tournament, which is well ahead of last season’s registration.
Hoopfest organizers are urging teams to get their registrations in by the guaranteed registration date of May 3.
Carter signs up with Gonzaga
Basketball: Marquise Carter, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed through with his commitment and signed a national letter of intent to attend Gonzaga next fall.
“He is a true point guard who has an outstanding feel for the game,” Gonzaga men’s basketball coach Mark Few said. “He can shoot from the outside, he can penetrate and pass. He makes his teammates better.”
Carter averaged 17.2 points per game and 5.5 assists per game last year for Three Rivers, the runner-up in the national JC tournament. He played high school ball at Horizon in San Diego.
UW’s Turner will transfer
Basketball: Washington reserve guard Elston Turner is transferring from the school.
Coach Lorenzo Romar said Turner approached him with the decision earlier this week.
Turner was a major factor in the Huskies’ late-season run that saw them win the Pac-10 tournament title and reach the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
The sophomore averaged 4.6 points in 66 career games at Washington.
Vandals add two recruits
Basketball: Forward Matt Borton and guard Deremy Geiger have signed letters of intent to play basketball for the University of Idaho.
Borton, a 6-5, 185-pound wing from Yakima’s West Valley High School, averaged 21.0 points and 10.1 rebounds his senior year.
Geiger comes to Idaho as a junior from Las Vegas. The 6-0, 170-pound guard was a sophomore last season at Grayson County (Texas) College, where he averaged 18.5 points a game.