Inaugural Buckeye Hoopfest coming to Columbus; 150-200 college coaches expected

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The inaugural Buckeye Hoopfest is coming to Columbus this July.

The inaugural Buckeye Hoopfest is coming to Columbus this July (6-8) and
playing host to some of the state and country’s best travel teams. This year’s event will be held at the newly renovated Ohio Dominican
University along with the USA Sports Academy.


The inaugural Buckeye Hoopfest is coming to Columbus this July (6-8) and playing host to some of the state and country’s best travel teams.

Tournament assistant director Chas Wolfe under director Bobby Kortsen and his trusted staff of current and former college coaches have put together what should be a first-class, NCAA certified event. Wolfe and his personnel also host and manage the Walsh Summer League, Top 150 Invite Camp, Elite 80 Camps and the Holiday HoopFest.

Writing on experience, events Wolfe is involved with are always professionally managed with the events being held at top-notch college venues.

This year’s event will be held at the newly renovated Ohio Dominican University along with the USA Sports Academy.

The first-year event is very feasible at $395 per team compared to other events costing over $500. Along with the price, the location is great for college coaches and teams considering the sites are only 1-2 miles from each other. This gives players great exposure at multiple facilities. Furthermore, being in the middle of the state helps most teams to save on travel and transportation.

Some of the top teams participating will be a combination of national and local parties.
All-Ohio Red 17’s(16U National Champs), St. Louis Gameface, All-Ohio Purple(15U National Champs), All-Ohio Force, WV Wildcats, Team CBIZ, Friends 4 Life, TNBA Elite, York Ballers, Drill 4 Skill, MAC Ohio, Hidden Gems, Mustang Ballers, SMAC,  Running Rebels are just a hint of the teams scheduled to attend with many more signing up.


The event is expecting to draw 150-200 major college coaches from conferences such as the ACC, A-10, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Colonial, Horizon, OVC, Missouri Valley, MAC, NEC, SEC, Summit and small colleges from the GLIAC, PSAC, WVIAC, OAC, NACC and numerous other conferences.


“We feel this event is going to be very strong for years to come with the support of Columbus, college coaches and our great staff,” Wolfe explained. “This will be on every travel team’s calendar each year because we are calling coaches for these kids and their teams.”

What is more?

“Our network of 100-plus college programs will benefit each team that comes to the Hoopfest with exposure and a potential scholarship,” Wolfe continued. “Our goal is to get these kids into a college and make them marketable for life by using the game of basketball.”

For more information on the Buckeye Hoopfest visit:


Website: www.buckeyehoopfest.com


Dates: July 6-8


Location: Columbus, Ohio

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