More scenes from The Hoop Project


Players from across the area compete for glory

Saturday afternoon brought with it sunshine and heat, making for a hard day of hoops.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Despite the heat, some players still managed to rise up and find the glass.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

When the ball is out of control, anything can happen. Here a player takes advantage of room for a lay-up.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Free throws are typically easy points. One player lets the ball fly after a foul.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

The kids division had some skilled players on the court.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Several athletes displayed skill in shooting from the field, making shots from outside the three point line.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Defense played a big role in the tournament. Making moves near the hoop required effort and skill.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

The women’s tournament also provided a wealth of entertaining basketball and skilled players.


Morgan McKinniss/OVP

One player gets tricky with his opponent during the Court Kingz exhibition game on First Avenue at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis Saturday.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

During the middle of the Court Kingz exhibition game, a player pulls his jersey over his face and proceeds to dribble past players down the court.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Jahmani “Mani Love” Swanson, center, faces off against an opponent before dribbling by him during the Court Kingz exhibition game.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

One player during the Court Kingz exhibition game hangs from the rim after executing a dunk.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Froggy Fresh raps one of his Youtube crowd favorites before the assembled.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Money Maker Mike, left, and Froggy Fresh, right, perform Saturday evening at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

A cameraman for the Court Kingz exhibition game feels the DJ’s music in his feet.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Isaiah Rivera, The Hoop Project 2017 Dunk Contest Champ, has a quick word with one of the other Court Kingz exhibition game players.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Saturday afternoon brought with it sunshine and heat, making for a hard day of hoops.

Despite the heat, some players still managed to rise up and find the glass.

When the ball is out of control, anything can happen. Here a player takes advantage of room for a lay-up.

Free throws are typically easy points. One player lets the ball fly after a foul.

The kids division had some skilled players on the court.

Several athletes displayed skill in shooting from the field, making shots from outside the three point line.

Defense played a big role in the tournament. Making moves near the hoop required effort and skill.

The women’s tournament also provided a wealth of entertaining basketball and skilled players.

One player gets tricky with his opponent during the Court Kingz exhibition game on First Avenue at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis Saturday.

During the middle of the Court Kingz exhibition game, a player pulls his jersey over his face and proceeds to dribble past players down the court.

Jahmani “Mani Love” Swanson, center, faces off against an opponent before dribbling by him during the Court Kingz exhibition game.

One player during the Court Kingz exhibition game hangs from the rim after executing a dunk.

Froggy Fresh raps one of his Youtube crowd favorites before the assembled.

Money Maker Mike, left, and Froggy Fresh, right, perform Saturday evening at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis.

A cameraman for the Court Kingz exhibition game feels the DJ’s music in his feet.

Isaiah Rivera, The Hoop Project 2017 Dunk Contest Champ, has a quick word with one of the other Court Kingz exhibition game players.

Saturday afternoon brought with it sunshine and heat, making for a hard day of hoops.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_02562017717143138526.jpgSaturday afternoon brought with it sunshine and heat, making for a hard day of hoops. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Despite the heat, some players still managed to rise up and find the glass.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0266201771714314559.jpgDespite the heat, some players still managed to rise up and find the glass. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

When the ball is out of control, anything can happen. Here a player takes advantage of room for a lay-up.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_02782017717143150427.jpgWhen the ball is out of control, anything can happen. Here a player takes advantage of room for a lay-up. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Free throws are typically easy points. One player lets the ball fly after a foul.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_03002017717143156941.jpgFree throws are typically easy points. One player lets the ball fly after a foul. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

The kids division had some skilled players on the court.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0323201771714322254.jpgThe kids division had some skilled players on the court. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Several athletes displayed skill in shooting from the field, making shots from outside the three point line.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_02292017717143212597.jpgSeveral athletes displayed skill in shooting from the field, making shots from outside the three point line. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

Defense played a big role in the tournament. Making moves near the hoop required effort and skill.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_02402017717143218720.jpgDefense played a big role in the tournament. Making moves near the hoop required effort and skill. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

The women’s tournament also provided a wealth of entertaining basketball and skilled players.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_02502017717143223500.jpgThe women’s tournament also provided a wealth of entertaining basketball and skilled players. Morgan McKinniss/OVP

One player gets tricky with his opponent during the Court Kingz exhibition game on First Avenue at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis Saturday.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0986.jpgOne player gets tricky with his opponent during the Court Kingz exhibition game on First Avenue at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis Saturday. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

During the middle of the Court Kingz exhibition game, a player pulls his jersey over his face and proceeds to dribble past players down the court.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0895.jpgDuring the middle of the Court Kingz exhibition game, a player pulls his jersey over his face and proceeds to dribble past players down the court. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Jahmani “Mani Love” Swanson, center, faces off against an opponent before dribbling by him during the Court Kingz exhibition game.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0007.jpgJahmani “Mani Love” Swanson, center, faces off against an opponent before dribbling by him during the Court Kingz exhibition game. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

One player during the Court Kingz exhibition game hangs from the rim after executing a dunk.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0016.jpgOne player during the Court Kingz exhibition game hangs from the rim after executing a dunk. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Froggy Fresh raps one of his Youtube crowd favorites before the assembled.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0040.jpgFroggy Fresh raps one of his Youtube crowd favorites before the assembled. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Money Maker Mike, left, and Froggy Fresh, right, perform Saturday evening at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0025.jpgMoney Maker Mike, left, and Froggy Fresh, right, perform Saturday evening at the Hoop Project in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

A cameraman for the Court Kingz exhibition game feels the DJ’s music in his feet.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0990.jpgA cameraman for the Court Kingz exhibition game feels the DJ’s music in his feet. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Isaiah Rivera, The Hoop Project 2017 Dunk Contest Champ, has a quick word with one of the other Court Kingz exhibition game players.
http://mydailyregister.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/07/web1_DSC_0070.jpgIsaiah Rivera, The Hoop Project 2017 Dunk Contest Champ, has a quick word with one of the other Court Kingz exhibition game players. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune
Players from across the area compete for glory