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Former Big Sky Conference players well represented at Hoopfest

A decade removed from his last Hoopfest appearance, former Post Falls High and Montana State standout Marcus Colbert quickly regained his familiarity with the world’s 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday …


Group of 72-year-old players on Swinging Doors Hoopfest team plan to ‘to keep playing until we can’t’

With a combined 288 years between them, team Swinging Doors is one of the oldest – if not the oldest – teams in Hoopfest history.


Stacy Clinesmith hasn’t lost competitive spirit as she seeks fifth Hoopfest women’s elite title

Stacy Clinesmith fits the bill of Spokane basketball royalty.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Josh Perkins, Zykera Rice take in Hoopfest dunk contest as judges

Fans at Hoopfest’s Nike Center Court were treated to a special surprise as four former Gonzaga basketball players took the court Saturday. Rui Hachimura, the ninth overall pick in this …


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Former WNBA All-Star Shoni Schimmel happy to return to Hoopfest after break from competitive basketball

A group of jersey-wearing teens approached Shoni Schimmel on Saturday, each asking for pictures with the two-time WNBA All-Star after she’d survived a Hoopfest elimination game.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

NY Harlem wins inaugural Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational title

Dominique Jones and his NY Harlem squad didn’t travel across the country to simply hoist a winning Hoopfest bracket while donning the event’s popular championship T-shirt.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Hoopfest Men’s Elite preview: 51-year-old Shann Ferch back in over 6-foot division seeking third elite title

Shann Ferch has checked off about every notable Hoopfest box in his long, well-documented 3-on-3 basketball career.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Hoopfest Women’s Elite preview: Title up for grabs in field studded with WNBA talent

A group of high school girls – USA Basketball, the recent FIBA 3x3 U18 world champions comprised of the nation’s top recruits – breezed through the 2018 Hoopfest elite women’s …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Ralph Walter: Raising a glass to Hoopfest, Ken Hopkins and 60-year-old knees

Sometimes you have to risk injury – or even worse, ridicule – for the good of the team. In the end, when it comes to Hoopfest, it’s all worth it.


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Ahead of his 30th Hoopfest, ‘survive and advance’ applies to more than basketball for Jeremy Weaver

Perhaps it is the gambler residing within Jeremy Weaver that helps him balance optimism and pragmatism every day while living with cancer a second time.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational

Calvin Hermanson endured four years of jeers by raucous Kennel Club members, but the goggles-wearing All-West Coast Conference talent twice left the McCarthey Center with a smile.


They got the ball rolling: an oral history of the first Hoopfest as the 30th edition is set to begin

Hoopfest almost wasn’t Hoopfest, you know.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Hoopfest deadline passed, but 50 teams can still get in

If you haven’t registered for Hoopfest, don’t count on getting in. Don’t rule it out, either.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:16 p.m.

Charlie’s Gold looks to repeat as men’s 6-foot-and-under champions at Hoopfest

Dozens of teams will be looking to dethrone Charlie’s Gold in the men’s 6-foot-and-under division, including annual contender Desert Horse, which won a string of titles from 2014-16.


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 6:21 p.m.

Press Box Podcast: Hoopfest registration open until May 25, but space is limited

Guaranteed registration for the 29th edition of the world’s largest 3-on-3 tournament has passed, but the space-available deadline is Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Hoopfest develops partnership with The Basketball Tournament

The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all summer tournament aired on ESPN, announced a partnership with Spokane Hoopfest on Thursday that will bring part of the tournament to Spokane.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 6:41 p.m.

Former Kansas State star Danny Beard blends loyalty to Wildcats, Washington State

As soon as Washington State’s basketball schedule was released, Danny Beard scrambled for tickets. For the first time in seven years, his alma mater – Kansas State – was coming …


Matt Santangelo pours more effort into Hoopfest after stepping away from Zags radio

Of all of Gonzaga’s men’s basketball showings last season that led the Zags to the Final Four, it’s the NCAA Tournament championship game that will be remembered the most.


Hoopfest registration remains open ahead of changes to its infrastructure

There is still time to register for Hoopfest, but get your squad together quickly.


It’s game time

Two hundred thousand players and spectators will descend this weekend on downtown Spokane for Hoopfest, the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament. A few facts: Numbers: 6,701 teams will compete on …