High school hoops showcase deemed a huge success

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TULSA, Okla. – The inaugural 2014 High School Hoops Showcase at the BOK Center made a successful debut Saturday, January 18.

The SMG-produced event featured 16 Tulsa-area high school basketball teams, eight boys and eight girls, for the first time in downtown Tulsa.  Presented by U.S. Army, the High School Hoops Showcase drew more than 4,000 guests over the course of the event.

“The 2014 High School Hoops Showcase exceeded all of our expectations for what a first-year event like this could be,” said SMG Regional Vice President John Bolton. “SMG Tulsa strives to create additional ways for the citizens who funded this great community asset to utilize it. We can’t think of a better reason to open the doors of the BOK Center than hosting high school student-athletes, their coaches, families and fans.”

The event featured some of the state’s top teams including No. 1 ranked Broken Arrow girls and No. 2 ranked Union boys both of which were victorious.

The event was created and produced by SMG Special Events in conjunction with Tulsa Public School Athletics.

“The High School Hoops Showcase has been a positive experience for our student-athletes and northeast Oklahoma. Every team has indicated it was a tremendous experience for them, and they look forward to returning to the Showcase in the future,” said Gil Cloud, Director of Secondary Schools Athletics and Activities.  “We were tickled to death to be involved with this event at the BOK Center.”

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