National Hoopfest was established in 2011 as the Penny Hardaway Classic. In 6 years, we have hosted 10 tournaments including Memphis, Las Vegas and Tampa. Our 2015 game featuring Oak Hill Academy vs. Hamilton High School (Memphis, TN) was ESPN’s highest rated HS game of the year, reaching almost 6 Million viewers. We continue to draw the best national and local high school talent, having had over 100 D1 scholarship athletes participate in the event, including 5 NBA lottery picks.
About St. Jude
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.