Posted On: 07/2/19 8:09 PM

The 30th year of Spokane Hoopfest is in the books! Hoopfest is the largest 3-on-3 tournament in the world. It features 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans, and 450 courts that span 45 city blocks. It is a time-honored tradition for local North Idaho guys to test their skills in this yearly contest of talent, grit, determination, and physicality. 3-on-3, half-court basketball can show skills that are different from what you would see in a conventional 5-on-5 setting. If you struggle on defense, it will show. If you struggle to create your own shot, you will not be able to hide your struggles for long. If you cannot embrace the physicality of the weekend, you will not be playing deep into the tournament. It is the ultimate test of resolve and requires the perfect blend of mental and physical toughness. As such, here is part one of our takeaways from some of the North Idaho guys.


Joel Sovereign- Class of 2019, Christian Center School

- Joel has an ideal skill set for a tournament like Hoopfest. His teammates were able to get him the ball with

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