Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome more than 200 Teams to Compete in the Hoop Group Atlantic City Jam Fest

Event will be held July 13-15, 2018

Visit the Atlantic City Jam Fest Page for more information

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, March 1, 2018) Hoop Group and the Atlantic City Sports Commission are proud to announce the first annual Atlantic City Jam Fest. More than 200 boys AAU basketball teams and more than 2,000 athletes, ages 13-17 will compete in the tournament. The tournament will be played on 18 courts that will be set up in the Atlantic City Convention Center.  


The Hoop Group Atlantic City Jam Fest is an NCAA sanctioned event taking place during the Summer July Evaluation Period. The competition will include the Hoop Group Showcase League championship games showcasing some of the finest AAU teams in the country. Former Hoop Group participants include 128 current NBA players, such as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Karl Anthony Towns.


“We are thrilled to bring a new high-level summer grassroots event to Atlantic City. Hoop Group is committed to developing first-class exposure events in great facilities under one roof. The Atlantic City Convention Center will provide the “wow factor” that has become synonymous with our Jam Fest brand. As a bonus, players, coaches, families and fans will be able to enjoy all of the attractions and amenities AC has to offer. It is a win-win for everyone,” stated, Rob Kennedy, President of Hoop Group.


“The Atlantic City Sports Commission is excited to partner with Hoop Group to host the first annual Atlantic City Jam Fest at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This indoor basketball tournament will allow multiple games to be played simultaneously spread throughout the hall,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission. “July is the perfect month for families to experience all that Atlantic City has to offer throughout the tournament. This event is another example as to why Atlantic City continues to diversify itself.”


Hoop Group and the Atlantic City Sports Commission have reached an agreement for the tournament to return to Atlantic City through 2021.



About Hoop Group

The Hoop Group is the worldwide leader in basketball instruction, offering premier basketball camps since the summer of 1963.  Having touched the lives of over one million young men and women, Hoop Group has evolved from simply offering summer basketball camps, to hosting tournaments and competitions, skills camps, clinics, showcases and facilities to the basketball community.  The Hoop Group’s alumni list reads as a “Who’s Who” of the basketball world including:  Moses Malone, Julius “Doctor J” Erving, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Bob Knight, Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Karl Anthony Towns and many more.


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About the Atlantic City Sports Commission

The Atlantic City Sports Commission was officially formed on January 13, 2015 as a 501 (c)(3) organization with the support of Meet AC and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to attract sporting events, conventions and competitions to Atlantic City.

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Jessica Kasunich, Meet AC



Dave Fedor, The Hoop Group


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