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It’s time to turn up the heat in Las Vegas. Bigfoot Hoops’ Las Vegas Classic is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever before. The biggest of all the Bigfoot Hoops tournaments is taking things to another level with a record-breaking 1,252 teams playing 3,046 games on 64 courts this year.
The numbers are mind-blowing and the Bigfoot Hoops team has spent countless hours putting it all together. After all of that planning, Hal Pastner, founder of Bigfoot Hoops, said it best: “It’s about time to have some fun and play ball.”
Here are 5 things to watch at Bigfoot Hoops.
This is the big one! With this many teams and players, there is so much to see. Bigfoot Hoops offers something for everyone with brackets ranging from some of the top high school talent in the nation all the way down to third graders. Having so many hoopers in one tournament creates a special atmosphere that can’t be beat.
“If you would have told me years ago that we would have this many teams, this many players, this many college coaches… I wouldn’t have believed you. No way. We pulled it off, though. We’re like a team in the fourth quarter – we’re never going to stop pushing,” Pastner said.
It’s no secret that Bigfoot Hoops brings out some of the biggest names in the game. Shaq, Melo, Cp3, and Bradley Beal will all be watching and coaching their teams, while other pros typically show up to watch some of the nation’s top young talent.
Russell Westbrook, Michael Jordan, and other pro athletes have made appearances in past years at Hal Pastner’s tournaments. You never know who you might see at Bigfoot Hoops. And that doesn’t even count all of the top high school players, who could become household names in the coming years.
“It’s an event,” Pastner said. “It’s more than just basketball. It really has become a must-see event.”
The Las Vegas Classic is held during the final week of the live summer recruiting period, which means major college coaches from all over the nation will head to Las Vegas to evaluate players. While college coaches are working to fill out their rosters for the upcoming season, the players are working to leave a lasting impression before the live recruiting period ends.
“I would say that we’ll have more college coaches than ever,” Pastner said. “The coaches love coming out to see the players, and the players love getting to play in front of the coaches, so that’s really important to us.”
The game of basketball continues to grow across the globe, and Bigfoot Hoops has embraced international teams with open arms. Teams from China, Argentina, New Zealand, France, Australia, Africa, Germany, and Canada will make the trip just to compete in the Las Vegas Classic.
Couldn’t make it out to Vegas this year? No problem. The8 Bracket, featuring some of the top teams in the country and coached by current and former pro players, will be televised on ESPNU. You won’t want to miss this, so tune in to watch tomorrow’s superstars showcase their skills on a national stage.
Eastbay and Bigfoot Hoops are proud partners, working together to create a brighter future for the basketball community. Eastbay wishes all of the players, athletes, and coaches the best of luck.
The Las Vegas Classic started on July 26 and runs through July 30. For more information on the tournament or Bigfoot Hoops, visit bigfoothoops.com.
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