Team Captains listed in bold.
Players with an $ still need to pay.
The $25 per player tournament entry fee is due by 3/22/2023.
Each team can have between 3 and 5 players.
The entry fee can be paid on Venmo to the @ellovate
business account, or by credit/debit card here
Max Hamilton $
Tyler Van Valkenburgh
Colin Jensen $
Mike Melendez $
Trevor Jenson $
March 24, 2023
CHECK-IN / DINNER /
FREE THROW CONTEST
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Chick-fil-A dinner will be provided for all players. One player from each team can join the free throw contest. The outcome of the free throw contest will determine the matchups for the seeding games. The winning shooter will receive a cash prize of $50.
INITIAL TOURNAMENT GAMES
6:30 - 9:15 PM
Games - Seeding Games and Rounds 1-4 of the double-elimination tournament.
9:15 PM - 9:45 PM
One Player from each team can join the 3-Point and Knock-Out contests. The winning shooter in each contest will receive a cash prize of $50.
FINAL TOURNAMENT GAMES
9:45 PM - 12:00 AM
Games - Final rounds of the double-elimination tournament. A Champion will be crowned, and a cash prize will be rewarded! The winning team will receive a cash prize of $400, and the second place team (1st losers) will receive a cash prize of $160.
RULES & GAME FORMAT
TEAM INFO: Teams must have at least 3 players, but can also have up to 5 players if desired for substitutions/injuries. No Pros or Semi-Pros allowed, and only one College-level player per team (any individual actively on a college basketball roster). There is a 3 game guarantee!
SPECTATORS: Spectators are welcomed and encouraged... bring the FAM!! There is no entry fee for the fans.
There will be a coin flip at the start of each game. The team that wins the coin flip gets to decide if their team will shoot for the ball from behind the 3-point arch, or if their opposing team will shoot to have possession of the ball to start the game.
A team scores by either a two-point basket inside the arch, or a three-point basket behind the arch (with both feet behind the line), or by a one-point free throw (more details below).
Each game will be played to 21 points (win by 2), with a maximum score of 25 points. If a team gets to 25 points, then that team only needs to win by 1 point.
Each game will also have an 16-minute time limit. If neither team has reached 21 points at the end of 16 minutes, then the team leading after time expires wins the game. If tied, then next basket wins.
The ball must be checked in at the top of the three-point arch by the offensive team to the team on defense after a basket is scored, after a foul/travel is called, or after the ball goes out of bounds. The ball must also be passed in by the team on offense (no dribbling in).
The half court line counts as an out of bounds line.
Substitutions may be made after a basket, foul call, or out of bounds play.
Each team is allowed one 30-second time out.
All teams may start and complete a game with any number of players (3,2,1). For example, if a team only has two players present then they may play 2 vs 3 as opposed to forfeiting the game.
CHANGE OF POSSESSION
After a basket is scored, the team scored upon will put the ball in play at the top of the arch. No "make-it-take-it."
On defensive rebounds, steals, or airballs (i.e. every change of possession), players must return the ball by dribble or pass across the three-point arch line before a basket may be attempted (BOTH feet of the player possessing the ball must cross this line). Once across the line, the possessing player does not have to pass the ball before shooting.
If there is a held ball, then possession will be given alternately based on which team started the game with possession of the ball.
If play is stopped and a call cannot be agreed upon by the two teams, then possession will be given alternately based on which team started the game with possession of the ball.
The score MUST be called out before each time the ball is checked in to play.
Fouls are called ONLY by the player claiming to be fouled. Generally, offense calls the fouls. However, there are a few exceptions where the defense can call fouls as noted below.
If the team with the player fouled has been fouled 5 or less times by the opposing team, then that team will check-in the ball from the top of the arch.
If the team with the player fouled has been fouled 6 or more times by the opposing team, then that team will be in the Bonus. If the team in the Bonus is fouled in a non-shooting act (e.g. while dribbling, off-the-ball, etc.), then that team will check-in the ball from the top of the arch. If the team in the Bonus is fouled on a shooting attempt, then that player will have the option to shoot two free throw attempts OR to check-in the ball from the top of the arch.
There are no "And-Ones". If the offensive player shooting is fouled and makes the shot, then the shot counts and no free throws are rewarded.
Each free throw shot is worth one point.
If the player shooting the free throw makes the second free throw attempt, then the opposing team will take possession and check the ball in at the top of the arch.
If the player shooting the free throw misses the second free throw attempt, then it is a dead ball, and the opposing team will take possession and check the ball in at the top of the arch.
A game CAN be won on a free throw shot.
Charges will not be called as an offensive foul. However, blatant moving screens and over-the-back rebounds can be called as fouls by the defense.