NEW YORK, N.Y. -- After a month of nothing but basketball, recruits and college coaches alike tend to be exhausted by the time the final weekend of the July evaluation period rolls around. For event operators, that creates a unique challenge where they have to do a little something different to ensure the quality of their event.
For the Hoop Group’s Buzzer Beater Classic, that little something different this past weekend was Basketball City, a state-of-the-art, seven-court facility sitting on Pier 36 on the East River, just off FDR Drive and literally in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge.
The facility, combined with the allure of New York City, created just the type of atmosphere necessary to spark a couple more days of competitive basketball at the end of a long month. Here’s a look at the top storylines that emerged from the Buzzer Beater Classic.