The Hoops & Dreams Basketball Challenge, to be held Saturday, Feb. 8, in the HTIS school gym, will feature two teams coached by former N.Y. Knicks stars Larry Johnson and John Starks. On the court the teams will be led by local NBA and NCAA favorites Terry Dehere and Felipe Lopez, teamed with local stars and members of the community. Legendary streetballer "Black Jack" Ryan will put on a skills show with some of the children in attendance and entertain with his famous half-time show.
The fundraiser for the school will also feature a sports memorabilia silent auction and more. It will run from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8. Doors will open at 3:15 p.m.
Tickets to attend are $35.
Johnson, 1992 NBA Rookie of the Year winner with the Charlotte Hornets, ended his career with the Knicks, where he was member of the 1999 Eastern Conference Championship team. Starks was a fan favorite in New York and leader on the Knicks during much of the 1990s. Dehere, who was a star for Seton Hall University during the early 1990s and was the Big East's all-time point leader, played six years in the NBA. Lopez, one of the best high school players in history, is St. John's University's all-time three point leader and played four years in the NBA.
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