Hoop Group Showcase League Expands to Middle School

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For over 50 years the Hoop Group has been a global leader in basketball instruction, competition and exposure at the grassroots level. Since its inception in 1963, The Hoop Group has run camps, clinics and tournaments that have provided the opportunity for student-athletes to develop and gain exposure to college programs throughout the nation. In 2017, the Hoop Group launched the Hoop Group Showcase League (HGSL). The HGSL is an exclusive grassroots circuit for some of the nation’s top programs to compete in a series of tournaments concluding with the nationally recognized championship weekend at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The circuit has served as a platform for student-athletes to gain exposure to media outlets, scouting services, and hundreds of college basketball programs throughout the country. 


The nations top college basketball prospects hone their skills during their middle school years. As grassroots basketball continues to expand at the middle school level, it is essential to provide unparalleled development and competition for the future of the game. Therefore, the Hoop Group is proud to launch the Middle School Hoop Group Showcase League, an invite only league for 7th and 8th grade grassroot’s programs. The HGSL Middle School edition will feature solid programs who want to compete for a championship across multiple events and compete against teams out-of-area teams they otherwise would never face.  Middle School basketball is tired of playing the same teams every weekend and the Hoop Group has the solution.


Beginning in April, the inaugural Middle School HGSL circuit will feature top middle school programs from throughout the nation. Stemming from the success of the High School HGSL, the middle school circuit’s mission is to feature top competition, media, and venues to deliver an unmatched basketball experience. 32  teams will have the opportunity to compete in 7 events across the northeast while earning points in the standings along the way. The top 16 teams will qualify for the HGSL Middle School Championship July 11th and 12th at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Teams will receive featured matchups and be scheduled to face out-of-area teams each weekend.


The 2020 Middle School Hoop Group Showcase League will announce invited teams in February of 2020. For any questions or inquiries please contact HGSL Middle School Director, Vincent Johnson at vincent@hoopgroup.com or call 201-674-0322. Hoop Group Team Tournaments Director, Eric Kessler, can be reached at kessler@hoopgroup.com. 


32 Teams. 7 Events. 1 Champion

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