Sports > Area sports Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3×3 World Invitational
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
By Ryan Collingwood
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When Hermanson returns to the Lilac City this week, he’ll be playing in his first Hoopfest, but in a different capacity than most of the 6,000-plus teams registered for the world’s biggest 3-on-3 tournament.
He and former Santa Clara guard Henry Caruso are teamed up in the eight-team Spokane Hoops 3×3 World Invitational at Nike Center Court, featuring FIBA rules and a $5,000 grand prize.
FIBA games are 10 minutes long but are continuously moving, featuring a 12-second shot clock with no breaks between buckets.
The tournament, which includes a championship berth to the Edmonton 3×3 Challenger in September, begins Friday at noon.
“With (FIBA 3×3) being in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo next year, and us being one of the bigger 3-on-3 tournaments in the world, we thought it would be a great opportunity to showcase it at Hoopfest,” Hoopfest projects and events manager Connor Walsh said.
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NY Harlem: The 10th-ranked 3×3 team in the world doesn’t feature a player from a major college basketball program, but that hasn’t seemed to matter.
Dominique Jones, a former member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Kidani Brutus (D-I Manhattan College), Marcel Esonwune (D-III York College) and Antoinne Morgano are aiming for cash and an even higher ranking.
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Brutus, Kidani [MC2012]
[JR: Sounds like something worth watching.]
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