Top-Level Basketball Coming to Hoover
20 Jul, 2021
adidas is set to host the third of three of their premier basketball events at the Hoover Met Complex during the month of July. The signature Boys 3SSB Live event are held in the Finley Center July 8-11 and will feature over 80 teams competing in 15U, 16U, and 17U divisions. This event is invite-only, and will showcase some of the country’s top basketball talent. Immediately following the Boys 3SSB Live event will be the adidas Jr. Gauntlet July 11-14, and the adidas Girls Gauntlet will take place July 21-23.
“adidas is a global brand with first class people and fantastic products, and we are elated to have them here at the Hoover Met Complex,” said E.J. Brophy, Hoover Met Complex General Manager. “This will be one of the premier basketball tournaments in the country with elite players and coaches in attendance, and we are very excited to host such a prominent event.”
Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato said “It is always a pleasure to welcome the adidas family to Hoover, and we are thrilled to host the prestigious Boys 3SSB Live Tournament this year! It has been great watching this internationallyrenowned company continue to choose Hoover as the home for the Gauntlet series tournaments. adidas and 3SSB offer exclusive opportunities for our young people to not only forward their education, but also to reach their dreams of playing sports on the collegiate level and beyond. Here in the City of Hoover, we believe athletics and education go hand in hand in creating strong future leaders and citizens we can be proud of. We welcome the coaches, athletes, their family members, and all those associated with these events to our city.”
3SSB (3 Stripes Select Basketball) is adidas Basketball’s exclusive AAU platform, centered around preparing student athletes for the next level. Through the 3SSB live period event series, teams face elite level competition, allowing athletes to hone their skills and readiness to play at the college and professional levels. 3SSB seeks to create an environment fostering educational growth, personal development, and social responsibility. Through strategic programs and initiatives, 3SSB works to empower young men and women on the court, in the classroom, and in their communities.
About the Hoover Metropolitan Complex: The Hoover Metropolitan Complex (HMC) is a world class, multi-sport and event complex located in Hoover, AL. The HMC includes the Hoover Met Stadium, the state-of-the-art Finley Center with Hoover Climbing & Adventure, an RV Park, outdoor baseball complex, multipurpose fields, a tennis center, and all-inclusive playground and splash pad. The Hoover Met Stadiumhas served as the home of the SEC Baseball Tournament since 1998. The Hoover Metropolitan Complex is owned by the City of Hoover, Alabama. HMC is a member of the SFM Network, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of sports facilities, and is operated by the industry-leader in outsourced operations, Sports Facilities Companies.