Tickets on Sale Thursday for Hoops House Events
Tickets for the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships and the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Thursday at www.ticketmaster.com. Each event will take place at the Bayou Music Center in downtown Houston on March 30 and 31, helping tip off the most exciting weekend on the college basketball calendar.
Additionally, an exclusive 24-hour presale for each event will begin Wednesday for those who register for early ticket access for these events at www.houstonhoopshouse.com/tickets or www.collegeslam.com/tickets. Tickets for each event start at $20.
The State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30 p.m. CT and be televised live on ESPN2, while the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships will be held Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. CBS will air the event on Sunday, April 2 at Noon.
The Houston high school basketball scene will have one of its best represented at the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships as Houston Christian’s Loghan Johnson will take part in the Girls 3-Point Championship on March 31. Johnson, who will play at Texas Tech next season, scored more than 2,000 points in her high school career and guided her team to a combined 61-4 record and back-to-back SPC 4A Championships in her junior and senior seasons.
The college and high school all-star events will have five separate competitions: Applebee’s Team Shootout, TaxAct Men’s 3-Point Championship, Women’s 3-Point Championship, Battle of the 3-Point Champions and King’s Hawaiian Slam Dunk Championship. Additional player participant updates will be announced in the coming weeks, and fans are encouraged to follow the events on social media (Twitter at @CollegeSlam and @HighSchoolSlam and on Instagram at @College_Slam and @HighSchoolSlam) for the latest player participant updates.
Nationally recognized brands have also aligned themselves with the high-profile nature of these events. State Farm returns as the long-time title sponsor of the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, and is joined alongside Applebee’s, King’s Hawaiian, TaxAct, Skechers and Libman.
Since 1989, the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships have been the final stop for countless collegiate stars before advancing to the professional ranks. Hall of Fame players and pernnial all-stars have participated in the event, including Gary Payton, Steve Nash, Jason Terry, Bobby Hurley, Michael Finley, Allan Houston, Wesley Matthews, Cappie Pondexter, Katie Gearlds, Kristi Toliver, Tiffany Hayes and Ariel Atkins.
Meanwhile, the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships have provided a national platform for the next wave of college standouts to shine in front of a national audience. For more than a decade, the event can claim many of the game’s most recognizable faces as alums, including Trae Young, Collin Sexton, Donovan Mitchell, Buddy Hield, Lauren Cox, Jordin Canada, Chennedy Carter and Lexie Hull.
Locally, three rising stars with the Houston Rockets are connected to the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships. Jabari Smith, the No. 3 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, was part of the High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in 2021, Jalen Green committed to the 2020 event prior to its cancelation and Kevin Porter Jr. participated in the dunk contest in 2018.