Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest…An Absolute Must See



It's that time again.

Hoopers from all over the country descend on the Bluff City for the 2nd annual Penny Hardaway Hoop Fest.



Action begins at Dyer County High School on Thursday at 5:30 with the top ranked team in DII Christian Brothers and sensational junior scoring guard Josh Bougher (CBHS) taking on a rising Whitehaven squad fresh off the Tuesday night upset of second ranked White Station. Whitehaven is led by a pair of highly ranked juniors in Marcanvis Hymon (Whitehaven) and C.J. Anderson (Whitehaven).

At 7:00 defending Class AAA champions Memphis East and Memphis signee Nick King (Memphis East) tangles with Sunrise Christian out of Kansas. The nightcap features the host squad the 7th ranked Choctaws of Dyer County led by Tennessee signee Robert Hubbs (Dyer County) battling Charleston Missouri at 8:30.



Germantown gets the party started on Friday night with a 4:00 contest against Amanda Elzy out of Mississippi. At 5:30 Memphis Craigmont tangles with national powerhouse Arlington Country Day from Florida.

The top high school team in the land Findley Prep from Nevada meets Fort Walton Beach, Florida High at 7:00 before the Choctaws of Dyer County close the evening with an 8:30 tilt against Harrisburg, Illinois High School.  



Memphis Ridgeway and their one-two punch of Desean Dockery (Ridgeway) and Jonathan Burroughs-Cook (Ridgeway) get the festivities rolling with a 1:00 clash against Sunrise Christian out of Kansas.

Memphis Hamilton and the brothers Lawson, Dedric Lawson (Hamilton) and Keelon Lawson (Hamilton), fresh off a Tuesday night victory over Melrose take to the hardwood for a 2:30 clash of titans with Arlington Country Day from Florida.

4:00 action brings the 2nd ranked Saints of Briarcrest Christian and the state's top player Memphis signee Austin Nichols (Briarcrest) take on Fort Walton Beach High School from Florida.

Leron Black (White Station) and Chris Chiozza (White Station) lead the second ranked Spartans into the fire against the 3rd ranked team in the nation according to USA Today, Whitney Young out of Chicago. That contest will tip at 5:30. Be there.

Melrose takes to the floor at 7:00 for a showdown with the top ranked team in the country Findley Prep. The Golden Hurricanes welcome back Markel Crawford (Melrose) from injury just in time to do battle with this juggernaut.

Closing out the festivities the top ranked team in the state and #20 in the same USA Today poll the Jaguars of Southwind take to the court at 8:30 to tangle with Jabari Parker and Chicago Simeon, ranked #11 in the nation. Southwind will need big efforts from their standouts, Marquette signee Jujuan Johnson (Southwind) and Missouri signee Johnathan Williams (Southwind) in this clash of titans.


Session I: Thursday at Dyer County High School

4:00 Dyer County vs. Gibson County (Girls)

5:30 CBHS vs. Whitehaven

7:00 Memphis East vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)

8:30 Dyer County vs. Charleston (MO)


Session II: Friday at Dyer County High School

4:00 Germantown vs. Amanda Elzy (MS)

5:30 Arlington Country Day (FL) vs. Memphis Craigmont

7:00 Findley Prep (NV) vs. Fort Walton Beach (FL)

8:30 Harrisburg (IL) vs. Dyer County


Session III: Saturday at White Station High School

1:00 Memphis Ridgeway vs. Sunrise Christian (KS)

2:30 Memphis Hamilton vs. Arlington Country Day (FL)

4:00 Fort Walton Beach (FL) vs. Briarcrest

5:30 White Station vs. Chicago Whitney Young (IL)

7:00 Melrose vs. Findley Prep (NV)

8:30 Southwind vs. Chicago Simeon (IL)