SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – The 19th Annual Spalding Hoophall Classic will come to a close Monday and feature some high-profile teams and players.
Sierra Canyon School, a top-ranked school out of California featuring players with NBA bloodlines, played Monday at 1:00 p.m at Springfield College’s Blake Center Arena.
Hoops fans both young and old told 22News seeing Lebron in the birthplace of basketball was a dream come true.
“When he walked through a wave of emotions and happiness just hit me, it was one of the best moments of my life. I’ve never been more happy to go to a game since this,” Billerica resident James Maclellan said.
“There was just adrenaline throughout the whole game watching his son, looking at the doorway. Looking for him, lookig out and watching his son and his teammates it’s just great,” Northampton resident Owen Shelffl.
Lebron James Jr. and Zaire Wade, sons of NBA legends Lebron James and Dwyane Wade, both play for Sierra Canyon.
The two superstars are known for their regular attendance of their son’s games. Lebron James and the Lakers will face the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
“The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of hosting the top players and programs in the country in the Birthplace of Basketball.”-John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Tickets for Monday’s games are sold out.
The following is a full schedule of the rest of the games that will wrap up the showcase:
- 9:00 a.m. Bishop O’Connell High School, VA vs. Mater Dei High School, CA.
- 11:00 a.m. DeMatha Catholic High School, MD vs. Rancho Christian School of CA
- 1:00 p.m. Paul VI High School, VA vs. Sierra Canyon School, CA
- 3:00 p.m. Oak Hill Academy, VA vs. Bishop Gorman High School, NV
- 5:00 p.m. McEachern High School, GA vs. Montverde Academy, FL
- 7:00 p.m. Springfield Central High School, MA vs. St. John’s High School, MA