PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today their partnership with American Family Insurance as the title sponsor of Hoophall West, an annual high school basketball showcase now in its third year. CBS Sports Network will air a doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 18 featuring two of the events’ marquee matchups.
The field of teams and complete game schedule for the 2015 American Family Insurance Hoophall West, which will be played at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale on December 18 and 19, is included below. The event serves as the west coast version of the original Springfield, Massachusetts-based Hoophall Classic – an event that annually features many of the top prep teams and players during the last 15 years.
“Now in its third year, Hoophall West has become one of the best regional showcases in high school basketball,” said John L. Doleva, President & CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “We thank American Family Insurance and our other national and local partners who make it possible to host these outstanding players in the beautiful Arizona winter climate.”
“Here at American Family Insurance we know every dream needs a champion. We are excited to be teaming up with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Hoophall West high school basketball showcase,” said American Family Insurance Chairman and CEO Jack Salzwedel. “We encourage the basketball fans of Arizona to join us at Chaparral High School to catch a glimpse of these rising stars.”
This year’s Hoophall West marquee matchups, which will be televised by CBS Sports Network on Friday, December 18, include Simeon (IL), which is ranked #16 nationally, against Rainer Beach (WA) and Corona del Sol (AZ) vs. St. Anthony (NJ). CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. To access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, visit: www.cbssportsnetwork.com/channelfinder.
Last year’s Hoophall West games were highlighted by Cheick Diallo (Kansas), Derryck Thornton (Duke) and Allonzo Trier (Arizona). This year’s standouts for the Class of 2016 include Mike Bibby, Jr. (Shadow Mountain, AZ), Sam Cunliffe (Rainier Beach, WA) and Zach Norvell (Simeon, IL). From the Classes of 2017 and 2018, players to watch include DeAndre Ayton (Hillcrest Prep, AZ) and Alex Barcello (Corona del Sol, AZ).
Supporting sponsors of the 2015 American Family Insurance Hoophall West include Nike, Grand Canyon University and Gatorade. GameChanger will serve as the official stats provider of the event with live updates available online. Additionally, several matchups will be streamed live online by The Cube. Tickets are available for just $10. For more information on the 2015 American Family Insurance Hoophall West, visit TheHoophallClassic.com/West.
Friday, December 18
Time (MT) Team 1 Team 2 Broadcast
1:30 PM Basha, AZ Salesian, CA The Cube
3:00 PM Shadow Mountain, AZ Archbishop Mitty, CA The Cube
5:00 PM Rainier Beach, WA #16 Simeon, IL CBS Sports Network
7:00 PM Corona del Sol, AZ St. Anthony, NJ CBS Sports Network
Saturday, December 19
Time (MT) Team 1 Team 2 Broadcast
12 Noon Mountain View, AZ Diamond Ranch, CA The Cube
1:30 PM Chaparral, AZ Salesian, CA The Cube
3:00 PM Phoenix St. Mary's, AZ Rainier Beach, WA The Cube
4:30 PM Corona del Sol, AZ Garfield, WA The Cube
6:00 PM Shadow Mountain, AZ St. Anthony, NJ The Cube
8:00 PM Hillcrest Prep, AZ #4 Advanced Prep Int’l, TX The Cube
About American Family Insurance:
Madison, Wisconsin based American Family Insurance is the nation's third-largest mutual property/casualty insurance company and ranks 358th on the Fortune 500 list. The company sells American Family-brand products, including auto, homeowners, life, business and farm/ranch insurance, through its exclusive agents in 19 states. American Family affiliates (The General, Homesite and AssureStart) also provide options for consumers who want to manage their insurance matters directly over the Internet or by phone. Web: www.amfam.com; Facebook: www.facebook.com/amfam; Twitter: www.twitter.com/amfam
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.