In November 2009, in a school that is now an overflow parking for the Dallas Cowboy Stadium – the Thanksgiving Hoopfest began.

The brainchild of serial entrepreneur Glenn Smith, the Thanksgiving Hoopfest has grown from a single event to the Hoopfest Basketball Series with stops in Lufkin, Dallas and Texarkana, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Numbers Don't Lie....

Over 75 State Champions (Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Jersey, Utah, and Texas.)
Over 65 McDonald’s All Americans (10 in 2023)
Over 30 players currently in the NBA (Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Julius Randle, Tyrese Maxey)
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Where Stars are Born

Our Mission

HoopFest Basketball's mission is to promote the growth and love for basketball by providing exceptional experiences and events. They aim to bring together talented athletes, passionate fans, and supportive communities through fair competition, sportsmanship, and inclusivity. Their goal is to inspire, motivate, and empower individuals to reach their full potential on and off the court.

Our Vision

HoopFest Basketball envisions becoming the leading platform for high school basketball events, known for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and the celebration of young talent. They aspire to provide unparalleled opportunities for growth, exposure, and advancement to aspiring athletes, while connecting passionate fans worldwide through livestream broadcasts. With a focus on integrity, professionalism, and community engagement, they aim to shape the future of basketball by inspiring and nurturing the next generation of champions and leaders in the sport.
November 19-20, 2023

Piney-Woods Hoopfest

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30 November - 01 December 2023

Red River Hoopfest

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December 7-8, 2023

Holiday Hoopfest

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December 14-15, 2023

Hoopfest in Paradise

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