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Welcome to Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay…

By Danny Priest

You may have already seen on social media, but we’ve got big things planned here this week at The Springfield Student. 

For the first time ever, The Student is partnering with the Basketball Hall of Fame to provide exclusive coverage of the 2020 Spalding Hoophall Classic presented by Eastbay.

If you don’t know, Hoophall is an annual basketball tournament featuring some of the premier high school basketball teams in the country. The tournament is hosted inside Springfield College’s own Blake Arena.

In previous years, the tournament has seen the likes of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony-Towns, Ben Simmons, and many, many more young stars hit the floor at Blake Arena before they made their names in the NBA.

Now, with the help of the Hall of Fame, The Student aims to tell unique stories of the young stars coming to campus this year. Our coverage will include a wide variety of stories, all of which can be found on

We have over 20 stories in the works, from the biggest names coming to the tournament, all the way down to the local teams competing across the first two days of action.

This is an opportunity that we are extremely excited for and would not be possible without the help and cooperation of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Be sure to stay update to date on all platforms of The Springfield Student for stories, photos, videos, our written work, and more.

It’s not every day that so many young stars gather in one place and put on a display quite like what Hoophall has become, so it is our mission to provide the best coverage of the event that we possibly can.

There’s certainly no shortage of stars coming to campus this year. Guys such as Evan Mobley, Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Jalen Johnson, Terrence Clarke and more are coming to put their skills on display.

In terms of teams, Montverde Academy might be one of the greatest high school basketball teams ever put together, Sierra Canyon has nearly sold out an NBA arena already this season, and Oak Hill continues to be one of the premier high school basketball programs in the country.

The beauty of all this is that there is still so much I didn’t mention. Storylines are all over the place, and we’re going to do our best to bring as many of them as we can to you.

So, please stay tuned for coverage.

Trust me, you won’t want to miss it.

Photo Courtesy of Jack Margaros

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