Teams participating in this year’s event include several DFW teams as well as out of state teams. The level of competition we bring to the court is why we are the best basketball showcase in Texas. Click each teams' name for more information.
Out of town Teams
- Frederick Douglass (OK)
- Golden Gate (FL)
- Hamilton (TN)
- Houston Yates (TX)
- Huntington (LA)
- Provine (MS)
- Trent International
Frederick Douglass comes in as the 3-time Class 4A State champion. The are led by one of the most exciting guards in the state in Stevie Clark who has electrified the crowd at the Thanksgiving Hoopfest for the past three seasons.
Little is known about the team from Florida except for they are huge and comes to the Hoopfest with a reputation for being big and athletic.
The Wildcats make their debut in this year's hoopfest with some top tier talent. A family affair looks to steal the show, with Memphis-commit KJ Lawson and top sophomore Dedric Lawson. The Wildcats are coming off a sub par season and, Coach Keelon Lawson looks to make a splash in the Metroplex to start the season.
Huntington went 31-3 last year. This year's squad will be young but will be just as exciting as last year's.
The Rams are back and look to make a splash again in this years event. Coach Otis Gaines has a tandem to boast in 2015 guard D' Angelo West and forward Jerekius Davis. The Rams want to have continued success like the previous squad that knocked off Grace Prep and Prestonwood at the 2010 hoopfest.
Newbies to the hoopfest, but always has talented squads and never shy away from competition. Coach Eugene Harris will have his guys ready to play in this years event. Last year, they took the loaded Prime Prep squad to the limit when they last visited the metroplex.
- Arlington Seguin
- Dallas Madison
- Episcopal School of Dallas
- Plano Prestonwood Christian Academy
- Prime Prep
- South Grand Prairie
- Triple A Academy
The Cougars made a splash on to the scene at last year's event to propel them to one game away from the state semifinals. With last year's departures of seniors, top sophomore Josh Parrish will have to carry the load in order to make repeat success from a year ago.
New regime is at Conrad, and it's a familiar face that'll be on the
sideline for some of you summer circuit gurus. Gerald Booker Jr. takes
over a program that looks to share some the success he had during his
AAU coaching days. Booker was a long time assistant coach under Coach
Von Harris at Hillcrest High School. Expect the Chargers to be well
coached and disciplined as they make there debut on hoopfest "stage".
The Trojans have never shied away from top competition, and this year won't nothing change. Defending 3A state champions bring back some top talent and a new head coach to the fray. Highly-touted guard Admon Gilder will take on the role of team leader and looks to make a splash on the national scene.
In his first year at the helm, Kenny Boren begins his quest on bringing the Panthers back to prominence. The cupboard is not bare for the first year coach, with big man and Miami-commit Omar Sherman. Also, he has the underrated 2015 sharp shooter Matthew McQuaid. The Panthers have influx of younger talent as well that will have contribute early to start the new regime.
Newcomers to the hoopfest bring some firepower to the party. Coach Corey Henderson boasts a competitive group, starting with his son and Wichita State commit Corey Henderson Jr. Also a force in the middle shot-blocking stud in 2015 D'Jerry Baptiste. Other contributors will include sharp shooter Grant Troutt and Gordon Gehan. Look for this team to be well disciplined and ready to play when they step on the floor.
A new era begins for the defending 5A TAPPS state champs. Post-Randle is in full effect for the Lions for the new coach Chris Lovell. 2016 guard DJ McGee takes on a bigger role as he leads defending champs this season.
The newly formed charter-school is in its second year and they look pick up where they left off, and that being in the national championship spotlight. With undoubtedly one of the best guards in the country and SMU Commit Emmanuel Mudiay leading the way, the Spartans are ready. Top 2016 guard, Terrance Ferguson, splashed on the scene last season and looks to take on even more of role for the Spartans. 2014 guards Micah Seaborn and Devontae Bailey look to contribute along with top crab PJ Washington.
The Warriors are coming off there best season in school history coming within a one game on winning the 5A state championship. Coached by Brandon they'll be well coached and ready to play. Anchored by big man 2104 Rick Curry and Wing-Forward 2016 Cameron McGriff. Warriors debut in last year's event was exceptional look for them to try and repeat their success.
Coming off a state championship in their very first year in varsity competition. The Stallions boast a loaded roster with exceptional talent. 2015 stud King McClure looks to get things rolling, after his postseason was cut short due to injury. His teammate, 2014 guard and Weber State-commit Jermiah Jefferson, who's coming a state MVP showing, looks to keep his sharp shooting ways this season. Floor general and coaches son, 2015 Tyler Singleton also looks to set up the table for his teammates as look to keep their winning ways.