The Mike Jackson Memorial Shootout Boys B champions, “HoopTime 7.” (Photo courtesy Rhoda Yadao)

The Mike Jackson Memorial Shootout Boys B champions, “HoopTime 7.” (Photo courtesy Rhoda Yadao)

Hooptime hosts 18th Annual Mike Jackson Memorial Shootout

Last month, Juneau hosted the largest basketball tournament in Alaska.

Thirty-six teams made up of nearly 300 youth from Southeast Alaska participated in HoopTime’s 18th annual Mike Jackson Memorial Shootout March 22-25. Thunder Mountain High School, Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, Floyd Dryden and Glacier Valley Elementary hosted tournament games. Youth grades 3 through 8 from Angoon, Ketchikan, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, Hoonah and Haines were represented in the tournament.

HoopTime Basketball is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) organization founded in Juneau in 1999. The mission of HoopTime Basketball is to teach basketball skills to elementary through high school-aged student-athletes.

Team Champions

Boys A – HoopTime 8 Red

Boys B – HoopTime 7 Red

Boys C – Air One Ketchikan

Boys D – Sitka 5th Grade

Girls A – Wrangell

Girls B – Angoon

Girls C – Haines

Girls D – Sitka

All-tournament teams

Boys A – Jackson Stanley, LJ Elizarde, Christian Ludeman, Brock McCormick, Carson Crager, Mark Davis, Wesley Verhamme, Cooper Kriegmont, Jemar Diga, Brennan Skeek.

Boys B – Matthew Johns, Gabby Soto, Jake Sleppy, Owen Costello,Clay Pearson, Carl Coloma, Nik Calhoun, Adrell Mulgrew-Truitt, Patrick Garcia, John Bissett.

Boys C – JJ Parker, Archie Dundas, Joebin Lorenzo, Kyan Scudero, Jason Young, Dylan Crenna, Tyler Andres, Eli Crupi, Kean Buss, Luke Davis, Levi Johnson, Riley Duncan.

Boys D – Jaden Costello, Jacob Friske, Grady Smith, Kayden Lujan, Levi Traxler, Samuel Lockhart, James Polasky, Hunter Conn, Kyle Biggers, Owen Adams.

Girls A – Elizabeth Armstrong, Jamie Early, Emma Martinsen, Julia Miethe, Tawny Smith, Madison Roy-Mercer, Makenna Smith, Kiana Potter, Jenae Pusich, Ines Larson.

Girls B – Kiara Endicott, Cheyenne Kookesh, Taryn Kookesh, Shay Kookesh, Bree Johnson, Mackenzie Pahang, Analeise Simpson, Rebekah Grube, Brooke McAndrews, Miranda Haddock, Julie Olsen, Faye Sibayan.

Girls C – Natalie Crager, Alison Benda, Natalie Jobbins, Sophia Cunningham, Jaya Carandang, Ariyana Jaramillio, Mikah Carandang, Mila Hargrave.

Girls D – Nia Nelson, Adriana Denkinger, Mecca Goldsberry, Cadance McGraw, Cagney Davis, Etta Eller, Stella Moran, Brenda See-Williams, Teslin Housler , Anya Pawuk.

Boys A Champions

LJ Elizarde

Stanley Jackson

Christian Ludeman

Brock McCormick

Oliver Mendoza

Niko Tomaro

Gabe Williams

Marcos Yadao

Coaches: Vince Yadao and Gilbert Mendoza

Boys A third place

Garrett Bryant

Chad Cheeseman

Blake Hudson

Cooper Kriegmont

Malakai Nichols

Bradley Padura

Trey Wilson

Coaches: Vince Yadao and Gilbert Mendoza

Boys B Champions

Matthias Carney

Owen Costello

Eppers, Kaden

Matthew Hartsock

Colton Johns

Matthew Johns

Gavin Millard

Isaiah Nelson

Jake Sleppy

Esteban (Gabby) Soto

Coaches: Mike Carriker, Jon Malacas and Jayme Johns

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