The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is a worthwhile destination for anyone who loves basketball. Indiana is basketball country and the museum celebrates the sport with memorabilia, intriguing stories, and interactive displays.
Every year, the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame presents the Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic for both girls and boys. The Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic committee searches the state for four premier girls and boys teams each year to make this the pinnacle one-day tournament in the state.
“Fans can look forward to four great games of basketball during each day, noted Matt Martin, Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Director. “All these teams are well coached, and great teams, not just individuals. Each team deserves to be in the Raymond James Hall of Fame Tournament and will showcase those talents.”
The 2022 girls’ games feature Bedford North Lawrence vs Mishawaka Marian and Noblesville vs East Central playing on Thursday, December 29. The boys games are North Daviess vs NorthWood and Ben Davis vs Penn on Friday, December 30.
The Boys’ Classic was started in 1977, originally played at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Girls’ Classic was started in 1984. These games were started to showcase the best teams in the state in a single day tournament. Played each December, the four-team event has been hosted at the New Castle H.S. Fieldhouse since 1990 and has included many teams that have gone on to capture a state championship.
There is no discount for buying tickets early. To guarantee a seat, however, attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early at www.hoopshall.com. Those who cannot attend in person can find the broadcasts on the ISC Sports Network.
The museum will be open during the Classic, with extended hours of 10 am to 6 pm. Fans are encouraged to visit the museum between games, since morning games begin at 10 and the afternoon session begins at 6 each night.
Martin expressed, “We are looking forward to two great days of basketball, again, showcasing the best young women and men on the basketball court!”