The Hoopsfix All-Star Classic is set to return for its eighth edition next weekend.

The 2022 event is confirmed to take place on Saturday 28 May at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, in London.

48 of the best young players from the UK have been selected to face off as the event welcomes back fans for the first time since 2019 and following sellouts every year, has moved to a new venue with increased capacity.

Two Under-19 games packed with junior internationals are on the schedule with the Under-19 women’s game at 1:30pm followed by the men’s game at 4:00pm, with both games seeing a mixture of Class of 2022 and Underclassmen suiting up, while players will also battle it out in a three-point shootout (1:00pm) and dunk contest (3:30pm).

As of this year, 85% of players to play in the Classic have either won a scholarship or gone on to professional basketball careers. Notable alumni include Jeremy Sochan (2019), who is a projected lottery pick in this year’s NBA draft, and Holly Winterburn (2019), who played professionally for London Lions in both the WBBL and FIBA EuroCup Women this season.

The event, sponsored by Foot Locker, Jordan, Sportserve, Molten, 5or6, Always Ballin’ and Red Bull, is organised by the Hoopsfix Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Hoopsfix.com, with any profits being ploughed back into the growth and development of the British game.

Tickets are now on sale. In 2021 proceeds from the Hoopsfix All-Star Classic were used to help renovate Clapham Common basketball courts.

“It’s great to be able to welcome fans back again in a new venue with double the capacity we previously had,” founder of Hoopsfix, Sam Neter said.

“We’re looking forward to once again assembling the best under-19s the UK has produced to battle it out across the two games, raising money for the Foundation to reinvest back into the game.”

In the morning there will be a coaching clinic for coaches to learn from London Lions’ Mark Clark, Surrey’s Creon Raftopoulos, CoLA’s Jackson Gibbons and Solent Kestrels’ Adam Sewell, while there will also be a session for local under-12s.

Under-19 Men’s Rosters

Team Black

#1 Michael Belle, Guard/Forward, SIG Strasbourg (France)

#5 Stephen Asante, Guard, Barking Abbey

#6 Oliver Wright, Guard, Oaklands

#8 LA Casinillo, Guard, Itchen College/Solent Kestrels

#9 Kanu Gudza, Guard, Charnwood College/Loughborough Riders

#10 Bryan Akanmu, Forward, Myerscough

#12 Chudi Dioramma, Forward, Haringey 6th Form/Haringey Hawks

#13 Zamoku Weluche-Ume, Forward, Barking Abbey

#14 Charles Okafor, Forward, Sheffield College/Sheffield Elite

#15 Live Kivuvu, Forward, JMA/Reading Rockets

#21 Marcus Myen King-Danchie, Guard, Florida Coastal Prep (US)

#36 Jason Soodeen, Forward, SGS College/Bristol Flyers

Team White

#0 Simeon Perry, Forward, Derby College/Derby Trailblazers

#1 Declan Kom, Guard, Sheffield College/Sheffield Elite

#2 Juelz Robinson, Guard, Myerscough

#4 Quinn Ellis, Guard, Orlandina (Italy)

#5 Louie Jordan, Forward, Charnwood College

#6 Joe Buchanan, Guard, Barking Abbey

#7 Brandon Tchouya, Guard/Forward, Dagenham Park/London Lions

#8 Kane Daley, Guard, Oaklands

#10 Ben Michaels, Forward, Copleston/Ipswich

#11 Josh Ijeh, Forward/Centre, BMET James Watt/Team Birmingham Elite

#25 Victor Ndoukou, Forward, Loughborough Riders/Charnwood College

#55 Pedro Ellery, Guard/Forward, Myerscough


Under-19 Women’s Rosters

Team Black

#0 Kizzy Spence, Guard, Oaklands

#2 Megan Lovatt, Guard, Derby

#4 Fatmata Janneh, Forward, London/Barking Abbey

#5 Charli Wroe, Guard, Manchester

#7 Jessie Ford, Forward, Reading Rockets/JMA

#8 Abbey Whitehouse, Guard, Sheffield Hatters/Sheffield

#9 Saruna Gudza, Guard, Ipswich/Copleston

#11 Natalie Charity, Guard, Nottingham Wildcats/Nottingham

#13 Emilie Black, Guard, City of London Academy

#15 Cameron Taylor-Willis, Forward, Ipswich/Copleston

#16 Carys Roy, Centre, Cardiff Met Archers

#55 Molly Lavin, Forward, City of London Academy

Team White

#1 Funmi Amode, Forward, City of London Academy

#3 Katie Januszewska, Guard, Leicester Riders/Loughborough/Charnwood

#5 Maisie Evison, Guard, Nottingham Wildcats/Nottingham

#6 Olivia Forster, Guard, Ipswich/Copleston

#7 Vanessa Obanor, Centre, Derby

#8 Erin Powell, Forward, Loughborough/Charnwood

#9 Mariam Olawoyin, Guard, Nottingham Wildcats/Nottingham

#10 Faye Endean, Guard, Solent Kestrels/Itchen

#11 Emily O’Connell, Guard, City of London Academy

#12 Isi Ozzy-Momodu, Forward, City of London Academy

#13 Anna Nevison, Guard, Solent Kestrels/Itchen

#15 Issy Bunyan, Forward, Cardiff Met Archers

Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for under-18s, with group discounts for batch purchases of more than 10.

Use the hashtag #HASC22 on all social media platforms to help spread the word, and be in with a chance of winning prizes around the event.

For more information about the event, its history and to buy tickets, visit Hoopsfixallstarclassic.com.

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