Patreon Lee, a senior-to-be at Auburn High School, drives to the rim during the Marsh Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Emerald Downs last Saturday. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Swoop to the hoop

Sun comes out for Jim Marsh Classic | PHOTOS

Hundreds of players converged on Emerald Downs last Saturday for the Marsh Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

About 240 teams competed in more than 25 divisions – from second-graders to adult categories – during the two-day event.

The tournament, one of the largest of its kind in the state, was open to boys and girls, men and women, of all ages and skill levels.

The tournament is named after Marsh, a former USC and NBA player, who is a community leader. Marsh has coached and mentored thousands of youth through basketball and in his work as a high school select and college-level basketball coach. He is the director of Jammin’ Hoop Camps and has served as president of Mentoring Works Washington.

Marsh is also a champion for Parkinson’s awareness, as he is living with the disease, and is involved in the efforts of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.

The classic was created to raise awareness and funds for statewide mentoring of youth and for Parkinson’s research.

For full results, go online.

Maple Valley’s Julie Anderson, left, of Still Ball’n, and Auburn’s Tera McCann-Soushek, of West Coast Hustlers, tangle for the ball during adult female division play. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Jade Fajarillo, of the Lady Outlaws of Lynnwood, tries to collect a loose ball during in fifth-grade girls play. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Fans grab a court-side spot to view the action. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

A scorekeeper stays busy. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

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