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This weekend, the streets outside the Houston Rocket’s Toyota Center will be taken over by 40 courts and 350 3×3 basketball teams looking to become the 2013 Blacktop Battle champion.
One player on one of those 350 teams is a 5’10” freak of nature named Isaac White bka Sir Isaac to the dunk community and every baller in H-Town. For the past 2 years, Isaac has put on a show and dominated the Blacktop Battle dunk contest with his head above the rim antics that has left Rocket players and celebs like hip hop legend Bun B shaking their heads. Tomorrow should be no different. Isaac even gave a taste of what he will be doing this weekend to the Houston Rockets crowd that witnessed his half-time dunk exhibition last night.
Take a look at a few of his dunks from the last two Blacktop Battles and if you are interested in participating and just watching the 3 on 3 tournament then take a look at the info below.
On Saturday & Sunday, March 23- 24, 2013 the streets outlining Toyota Center will turn into a 3-on-3 streetball haven. With 40 courts and 350 teams participating, the Rockets Blacktop Battle will showcase the best 3-on-3 basketball being played on the streets of H-Town.
Teams are guaranteed 3 games. The first round is pool play, where each team in a bracket will play each other. The winning teams from each pool will move on to the single elimination championship bracket. Winning teams will receive trophies, championship t-shirts and be recognized at a future Rockets home game. An entry fee of $125.00 is charged per team of 4-5 players. *Adult Elite is a $150.00 fee with a 4 player max. Each player will receive one ticket to one of the following games:
- March 20th vs. Utah
- March 22nd vs. Cleveland
- March 27th vs. Indiana
Players will receive a player pack containing a tournament t-shirt, sponsor goodies and an opportunity to purchase additional tickets at a discounted price.
*Adult ELITE Winners will qualify for USA Basketball Nationals in August 2013.
The day’s activities don’t end with just basketball. There will be an interactive kid’s zone with inflatables, food, and entertainment. Sponsors will have activity booths set up, and the main court will host several contests such as the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Shootout, and Skills Challenge. Fans will also enjoy appearances from Rockets entertainers.
Free parking will be available in the Tundra Garage, located just next to Toyota Center.
EARLY REGISTRATION BONUS: Teams that complete registration before March 18, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. will receive a special VIP Shootaround Viewing Pass. Teams can pick up their passes at the Packet Pickup on Wednesday, March 20th at Toyota Center from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
PACKET PICKUP DATES, LOCATIONS & TIMES:
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 & Friday, March 22, 2013
Toyota Center- Team Shop
1510 Polk St, Houston, TX 77002
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FULL BLACKTOP BATTLE AGENDA:
Saturday, March 23rd
7:00 AM: Check-in/Registration begins
8:00 AM: Games begin
1:00 PM: Slam Dunk & 3-pt Shootout Finals
2:00 PM: Games resume
4:30 PM: Games end
Sunday, March 24th
8:00 AM: Games begin
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Playoff games
1:00 – 2:45 PM: Championship games and awards
For questions or updates regarding the tournament or weather:
Tournament Hotline: 713-758-7702