When third-ranked Gonzaga took on a strong Alabama squad in the Battle in Seattle on December 4, the action on the court between the two college basketball powerhouses wasn’t the only attraction. On the concourse, kids, adults and families got a taste of the future of basketball at the 360 Hoops station.
The three-basket, circular game was set up especially for kids at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, with youngsters taking shots at all three hoops and getting a few tips on the finer points from 360 Hoops’ own Greg Stern, Rick Steltenpohl and a host of Friends of 360 Hoops helping out.
Hundreds of kids took their best shots, providing a fun way to show their love of basketball at one of the most anticipated contests of the season to date. And while the home state Zags fell a few points short of securing the win, fans across the Seattle area got their first look at 360 Hoops as we continue in our goal of energizing and changing the shape of the game.