42 Games. 5 Days.
1 Great Cause.

A multi-city high school basketball event unlike any in the country.

Matching the top national programs against some of the area’s best teams.



Elite High School Basketball Conference


at The St. James Sports, Wellness and Entertainment Complex

6805 Industrial Road, Springfield, Virginia 22151

Montverde Academy
Oak Hill Academy
Sunrise Christian Academy
La Lumiere School
Wasatch Academy
Bishop Walsh School
Legacy Early College High
Hamilton Heights

events will be suspended for this year


D1 Scholarship athletes have participated in the National Hoopfest


Teams went on to win National Championship


Players currently in the NBA

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History & Alumni

National Hoopfest was established in 2011 as the Penny Hardaway Classic. In 6 years, we have hosted 10 tournaments including Memphis, Las Vegas and Tampa. Our 2015 game featuring Oak Hill Academy vs. Hamilton High School (Memphis, TN) was ESPN’s highest rated HS game of the year, reaching almost 6 Million viewers. We continue to draw the best national and local high school talent, having had over 100 D1 scholarship athletes participate in the event, including 5 NBA lottery picks.

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