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Ballers Show Off Skills at 7th Annual Thanksgiving HoopFest

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DUNCANVILLE, TX -- It's probably the last thing anyone has the energy to do, especially after Thanksgiving -- hoop it up.

Yet, on Black Friday, hundreds of high school ballers spent their day, not dodging crowds, rather dodging defense at the 7th Annual Thanksgiving HoopFest.

"Today we're here to watch some of the top high school basketball players not only in the area but in the country," Thanksgiving HoopFest organizer Glenn Smith told NewsFix.

"Around this time of the year, it's really just about football. But Dallas-Ft. Worth, in general, has a really really good basketball following, as well as a wealth of talent. And we have some of the best players in the country right here in our backyard, and I felt like this was a great opportunity to showcase some of those players."

The two-day HoopFest took place in Duncanville. The city played host to the nation's top high school basketball players. The event is an opportunity for the young talent to show off their skills in front of coaches, scouts, fans and family members.

"I think it's a great opportunity for our kids in the metroplex to be able to see kids from other cities outside of the metroplex and outside the state of Texas," Duncanville High School Head Basketball Coach Corey Chism explained.

"When you're playing one of the better teams from another state, it's a great measuring stick to see where you're at."

NewsFix was there to see  area ballers take the court, drive the lane, and score major cheers from the spectators.

"You get a chance to see some of the talent out here and see how well the other teams are playing before the actual season start in the new year," parent Kenetra Faison told NewsFix.

"What Glenn Smith has put on with Nike as a sponsor, and the fanfare that his events bring, it's a good situation for the kids. It gets them ready for the big stage," Chism added.

Now, that's we call as slam dunk.

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