Event Info


The 2015 Down Under Sports Hoops Classic was a very exciting and competitive tournament. The basketball teams had six USA girls’ teams and five USA boys’ teams consisting of approximately 10 players per team. The tournament had an Olympic style format with competition for gold, silver, and bronze medals.

It started on Friday night with two pool play games. Saturday play continued with six to seven pool play games. Sunday, tournament day, had teams placed into a tournament bracket with continuation of play according to how they finished within their pool.

This year, a USA girls’ team won the gold medal beating the best girls’ team in Queensland. This is a once in a lifetime experience for everyone who participates. Each athlete learns a different style of play in Australia due to international (FIBA) rules, which allows athletes to play a fast paced, up-tempo game. It is a great chance for athletes to meet Australian athletes and make friends by the end of the tournament!

—Justin Klein, Head USA Basketball Coach



  • 3 Teams Per Conference (4 Conferences Total)
  • About 9 Athletes Per Team

2016 Travel Dates

AUSTRALIA Tournament Package:
July 11 - July 19*    
Hawaiian Retreat Option:
July 19 - July 22*    
*subject to change