Top Pro, Collegiate Players Set For 360 Hoops Invitational Elite Bracket In Daytona Beach Saturday

A.C.E. League Orlando Standouts Among Elite Men's Field As 12 Teams of Four Compete In Unique Three-Basket, Circular Court Format in Daytona Beach, Fla.; National Broadcast To Feature Event
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - July 24, 2020 - PRLog -- Top international and collegiate standouts will be among the 12-team, 48-player field on Saturday when the Elite Men's Prize bracket of the inaugural 360 Hoops Invitational ( gets underway at DME Sports Academy (2441 Bellevue Ave., Daytona Beach) from 1-4 p.m. International professionals Malik Dunbar, Demitrius Morant and Wilfredo Rodriguez join Division I collegiate stars Samir Doughty (Auburn), Dolan Mahoney (FGCU) and Dmitri Thompson (Elon) among the top competitors, with many on the rosters composed of players from A.C.E. League Orlando (, a hotbed of  international  talent.

360 Hoops ( is an exciting, inclusive addition to the shape of the game at all levels, incorporating a three-on-three, three-basket, three-team circular court form of the sport. Three teams compete at a time on the 30-foot diameter circular court, which features a single stanchion with three regulation baskets facing away in each direction. Players can score for their teams in any of the three baskets.

"360 hoops has created an innovative way for our children to get active which will help assist in promoting healthier lifestyle choices in the future," said A.C.E. League Orlando Commissioner Will Lee. "Aspiration Can Empower, or A.C.E., was founded on the simple principle of bringing hope to all who dare to dream bigger. Our mission is to empower our youth to be more than their current circumstances."

"We are excited that such an amazing array of talented college stars and pros will be competing in our first 360 Hoops Invitational, " said Shane Brey, Co-Founder, 360 Hoops. "The Elite Men's and Women's events will be unbelievable showcases of 360 Hoops's fast-paced, crowd-pleasing play that has been a huge hit with players and spectators. The TV broadcast will bring that into living rooms across the globe, and we can't wait to tip off in what will be the culmination of a tremendous week of competition."

Play at the Invitational began Tuesday and continued through the week, with co-ed elementary age, middle school then high school age boys on girls taking the court. Top former collegiate athletes have their own bracket on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by Elite Men at 1 p.m. and Elite Ladies at 6 p.m. All events are being conducted under strict COVID-19 protocol, including masks, frequent handwashing, facility access limited to athletes and staff only, daily temperature readings, social distancing and other practices.

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