Registration for Hoopla XXI is Open!

SALEM, OR - Monday, April 29, 2019 - Team registration for Hoopla XXI is open.

Pricing in 2019 is $180/team if you sign up by June 17, and then will be $200/team thereafter.  In 2019, teams will be allowed -- if they like -- to have up to five players on their roster.  In the past, four players was the maximum allowed.

"We think this will help facilitate mutliple team participation, something that has really skyrocketed in recent years," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh.  "Having five guys alleviates some pressure if a guy or two happens to have games on two teams at the same time.  Beyond that, it also reduces concerns about injuries.  At the same time, if a team wants to have three or four guys, they can still do that.  We think the five-player max will just create greater flexibility for all."

July 16 will be the final team registration deadline.

Hoopla XXI will be held August 3 & 4, on the streets surrounding the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem.  Hoopla, with more than 1,000 teams, is the grand-daddy and largest of Oregon's 3v3 street basketball tournaments.

Straight Buckets (Men's Open) & Showtime (Men's U18) Qualify for 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships

SALEM, OR - Thursday, 8/2 - Qualifying Tourneys for 2019 USA Basketball Tourneys were played at Willamette University tonight... Congrats to the following qualifiers (U18 are subject to age verifications):


Men's Open:

Straight Buckets 21 (Joseph Brooks|Korey Thieleke|Vince Boumann|Chuka Mekkam)

Basically The Dream Team 17 (Kade Hutchins|Khalid Thomas|Jordan Lind|Cam Feik)


Men's U18: 

Showtime 21 (Jaden Nielsen-Skinner|Antonio Salinas|Abdul Mohammed)

Wildcats 17 (Andrew Classen|Hayden Nichols|Cason Dougall}

Howe & Harvey Win 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 1 - Congratulations to GAROLD HOWE & STEFFAN HARVEY, winners of the 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney held at the amazing Salem Convention Center... This was our first year indoors in the Willamette Room, and it did not disappoint... Special thanks to our friends and R&R General Contractors, who sponsored our very special 20th Anniversary Party... Hoopla XX is on-deck!  Let's goooo!

Sunday, June 17 is "Early Bird" Discount Deadline

(SALEM, OR) - Sunday, June 17, 2018 - As Hoopla enters its special 20th Anniversary edition this summer August 4th-5th, the "Early Bird" discount deadline is today, Sunday, June 17. Teams that sign up by today are able to save $20 on the Hoopla XX team registration.

Besides the big 3x3 tourney, which is believed to be the second largest 3x3 street basketball event of its kind, Hoopla XX will feature many other fun activities in 2018.  On Wednesday, August 1, there will be a Hoopla 20th Anniversary party to go along with the 2x2, invite-only Tip-Off Tourney. Thursday of tournament week will feature four Qualifying Tourneys for the 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship Tournaments to be held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Hoopla is conducting official qualifiers in the Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's U18 and Women's U18 categories. Then on Friday after the Free Kids Clinic presented by Drs. Howerton, Hopkin and Kennedy, the Kona Ice 2x2 Tourney will take center stage.

Add into the mix a the Kilgore-Blackman Hot Shot Contest, Air Force Skills Challenge, Columbia Bank 3-Point Contest, the Win-A-Toyota Contest and the Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest, and you have all the makings of an epic Hoopla XX.

Teams can register today at ...

Hoopla XX Registration Deadline Extended One Week

SALEM, OR - Monday, July 15, 2018 - The Hoopla Association has extended the team registration deadlines for this year's events in response to popular demand.

The new team registration deadlines:

* Hoopla XX - Sunday, July 22

* Qualifying Tourneys for 2019 USA Basketball 3x3 Championships - Wednesday, August 1

* Kona Ice 2x2 Tourney - Wednesday, August 1

In extending the deadline, the Hoopla Association warned patrons not to assume this will be an annual occurrence, adding that the plan next year is not to extend any deadlines.

Teams can register at .

All-Time Record 988 Teams in Hoopla XIX!

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, 8/16/17 - Hoopla XIX presented by Columbia Bank and Dutch Bros. Coffee set an all-time record with 988 teams, tournament officials announced Wednesday.

"It was an amazing year, without question," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "To have that many teams was awesome. Besides our record numbers in Hoopla, the Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney was also a big hit and has great potential. We see the potential for more growth for sure...but our focus will always remain on quality. We also want to continue to grow and foster the good sportsmanship element -- both because it is the right way to play and spectate, but also because it adds to the enjoyment for everyone involved."

The Hampton Inn & Suites of Salem sponsored a new Sportsmanship Award in 2017, and this was a positive, well-received addition to to the tournament. "That was awesome," said Unruh, "and we want to do more. What that looks like, exactly, remains to be seen. We are working on it and open to all ideas to continue to make Hoopla the best 3x3 street basketball event in the world, but also a family friendly, positive and enjoyable weekend for all."

The special 20th Anniversary Hoopla XX is slated for August 4-5, 2018.


Hoopla XX Registration Opens May 25!

SALEM (OR) - April 10, 2018 - Registration for Hoopla XX, the biggest and best of all of Oregon 3x3 basketball events, is slated to officially open on Friday, May 25. 

Hoopla XIX enjoyed an all-time record of 988 teams, and in 2018 the event celebrates 20 years of basketball, family, friendship and fun in Salem. Interested teams can sign up right here at

Isaiah Edwards Wins Scintillating Salem Radiology Consultants Slam Dunk Contest

SALEM, OR - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Sometimes the hype outshines the final product.

And sometimes, not.

At the much-ballyhooed Salem Radiology Consultans Slam Dunk Contest, the latter was true. An electric atmosphere was heightened by thrilling dunks and one-upmanship crescendoing with one spectactular championship slam.

The author of the winning dunk was Isaiah Edwards, who thundered home a dunk over the top of a pal who was holding a basketball whilst standing atop the Coumbia Bank signature blue couch.

"That may have been our best ever," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "You never know for sure how a dunk contest will go -- and I think that is part of the fun of it all. But this one, Isaiah and company they did not disappoint. That was spectacular."

~LaAlfredd Notyopapi 

170805 Isaiah Edwards Wins dunk

New Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney a Big Hit

SALEM, OR - Friday, August 4 - With the weather and heat abating and the air quality improving seemingly by the minute, the first-ever Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney was held at Hoopla XIX to rave reviews.

"It was a blast," said Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "Our turnout was exceptional for a first-year event, and everyone seemed to enjoy the event as sort of an entree into Hoopla"

With nearly 50 teams duking it out in six divisions, crowds gathered to watch the championship games just before dusk.

"I don't think there is any question we will do this again next year," said Unurh.



Friday, August 4, 2017

Adult Men:

18 The Voice of Reason (Michael Cardenas, John Weil)

15 L & P (Pierre Zook, Logan Mordhorst)

Adult Women:

31 MC (2W) (Maddy Pflaumer, Cassie Zeller)

27 Shooters Gonna Shoot (1W) 27 (Amanda Brown, Jessica Bowen)

17U Boys:

22 The Big Ticket (Tyke Thompson, Kyle Greeley)

12 Ganco (Roman Ganchenko, Mark Gidenko)

15U Boys:

10 Neva Lost (Jasper Phipps, Drake Davis)

6 Lob City (Ben Bailey, Diego Arredondo)

13U Boys:

12 Catch & Shoot Black (Wyatt Jenks, Brady Bliven)

0 Rams (Tyler Fery, Jake Persons)

11U Boys/Girls:

16 Dream Team Fly (Tanner Overby, Braden Boe)

8 Team Fly (Dawson Schrenk, Cole Hammack)


by LaAlfredd Notyopappy

Gengler & Leunen Win Hoopla XIX 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - Zack Gengler and Montie Leunan defeated the team of Avry Holmes and Cory Largent 11-7 to win the Hoopla XIX Tip-Off Tourney at the Salem Convetion Center.

Gengler and Largent, who both played collegiately at Portland State, were the 2 seeds in the 11-team tourney, while Holmes (Clemson) and Largent (Western Carolina) were the 1 seeds.


2017 Participant Teams

Caleb Singleton Bryan Huber
Zack Gengler Montie Leunen
Garold Howe Earl Jones
Jordan Carter Taylor Roos
Jeremiah Dominguez  Tarrance Glynn
Brandyn Chase Evan Pozniakoff
Avry Holmes Cory Largent
David Medina Cameron Cornelius
Trent Roos Cody Crowe
Justin Lowe Adrian Lewis
Tyler Jones KJ Bowen


2x2 Tip-Off Tourney at Salem Convention Center - TONIGHT!

SALEM, OR - Wednesday, August 2 - Please join us for the official beginning of Hoopla XIX at the 2x2 Tip-Off Tourney at Salem Convention Center tonight at 6:30pm.  There is no admission fee to attend.

The field is amazing at what is sure to be a fun-filled event:

Caleb Singleton / Bryan Huber
Zack Gengler / Montie Leunen
Garold Howe / Earl Jones
Jordan Carter / Taylor Roos 
Jeremiah Dominguez + 1 
Brandyn Chase / Evan Pozniakoff
Avry Holmes / Cory Largent
David Medina / Cameron Cornelius
Trent Roos / Cody Crowe
Justin Lowe / Adrian Lewis

Who you got?

UPDATED: Remaining Hoopla XIX "Fill-In" Team Openings

SALEM (OR) - Monday, July 31 - While the registration deadline for Hoopla XIX has passed, there is ONE FINAL way for a few lucky ballers to get into the August 5-6 event... We need "fill-in" teams to round out the Divisions listed below. If you would like to grab one of these LAST CHANCE spots -- only 9 left -- go to today!

1 - D / Men's D3
1 - E / Men's D4
1 - F / Men's 6'-and-U D1
1 - K / Co-Ed Recreational
1 - L / Family Competitive
2 - P / Wheelchair
1 - U / 16U Boys Comp
1 - AA / 15U Girls Competitive

It's NOW or NEVER! Don't delay - because these spots are open until filled only!

Qualifying Tournaments for USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships Moved to Nov. 5

SALEM, OR -- Friday, July 28 -- Hoopla XIX has announced that it is moving the date of its four Qualifying Tournaments for the USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships to November 5, pending USA Basketball approval.

"This is a good move for us and the Qualifying Tournaments," said Hoopla Tournament Director Jason Unruh. "First and foremost, this is worthy of being a stand-alone event, and moving it to its own space on the calendar, we think, makes sense. Beyond that, it also will allow us to play the game indoors -- just like the national championships are played with USA Basketball. This is important and makes sense to the teams trying to qualify for nationals.  We hope all of these things might lead to more robust Qualifying Tourney divisions, too.

"Our teams have done very well at the National Tournaments -- including our Men's U18 team winning the national title last year -- and we hope to continue that tradition. 

"Beyond that, the Friday of our Tournament Week has just grown so much it offers us the added benefit of a little more space for other growing events on that day.  We have the Hoopla Hoop Camp in the morning, the brand new Kona Ice Friday 2x2 Tourney which we think will be a huge hit over time, and then the Hoopla Fun Run in the early evening.  It's a fun and great time, but this adjustment to the timing of the Qualifying Tournaments make sense to us operationally, too."

Hoopla still plans four Qualifying Tournaments - Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's U18 and Women's U18.  The price for participation remains only $79/team, and deadline for team registration is November 1.

Team Registration Deadline Extended to July 23rd!

SALEM, OR - Thursday, July 13 - Lat in the evening of July 13, the Hoopla Organizing Executive Committee met and voted by a narrow margin to extend the team registration deadline to Sunday, July 23rd.

There will be no additional exceptions or extensions for Hoopla XIX. All players wanting to participate in the event this year must be signed up by that hard and firm deadline.

Hoopla XIX Registration Slated to Open on May 15!

SALEM, OR - May 1, 2017 - Online registration for Hoopla XIX presented by Columbia Bank is officially slated to open on Monday, May 15, 2017. 

Get your crew together and let's go!