A national 3-on-3 basketball tournament is coming to Des Moines later this month. After going out of business for a couple of years Hoop It Up will bring a tournament to the streets of the capital city June 17th and 18th.
Dona Smith organizes tournaments in the midwest and says the new versions are more structured as the referees will have control over the games. Smith says they will eject teams if there are any flagrant fouls.
Similar tournaments have been held in states like Florida, Texas and Utah. Smith says there are some teams that travel around to compete in different tournaments. All the teams will be competing for a chance to move on to the nationals in Orlando in August. Divisions are available for boys and girls beginning at age eight. There are also a number of different adult divisions. The entry deadline is June 12th.