The basketball competition features top ranked high school teams from across the region. Tickets are now on sale for the all-day event that begins at 10 a.m. on January 30th. Hoopsfest has often featured players who go on to earn athletic scholarships at competitive colleges or even star in the NBA, like Moss Point’s own Devin Booker.
Moss Point High basketball coach Tony Woody said, “We’re excited about the opportunity to play in such a big event. It gives our kids that state tournament feel that if they get an opportunity to make it to Jackson, they’ll know what it feels like to play in a big arena like this.”
The day kicks off at 10 a.m. with the East Central Hornets taking on the Ocean Springs Greyhounds. Tickets are $10 at the door or you can purchase them at a discounted price from your local team.
The full lineup for Hoopsfest is:
10:00 a.m. East Central Hornets vs. Ocean Springs Greyhounds
11:30 a.m. Moss Point Tigers vs. West Harrison Central Hurricanes
1:00 p.m. Bay High Tigers vs. Harrison Central Red Rebels
2:30 p.m. Pascagoula Panthers vs. D’iberville Warriors
4:00 p.m. Pass Christian Pirates vs. Biloxi Indians
5:30 p.m. Provine Rams vs. St. Martin Yellow Jackets
7:00 p.m. Riverside Rebels (New Orleans, LA) vs. Gulfport Admirals
8:30 p.m. “Bringing down the House/ Hot Shots”