Tavell Cox of the Death Row team, left, tries to block a shot from a driving Raeshon Scales of the Pierce County’s Finest team during the second annual 3 on 3 Slick Watts Classic basketball tournament outside The Outlet Collection | Seattle last Saturday.
More than 130 teams competed on the asphalt courts in the parking lot on the north side of the Auburn mall.
The two-day tournament raised more than $10,000 for the Watts Foundation, which provides scholarships for youth sports development and mentorship.
The event also made history as being the first grassroots tournament in the nation to play FIBA 3-on-3 rules at all levels of play.
Competition involved several divisions for men, women, co-ed, boys and girls. There was a skills contests, 3-point and free throw shooting contests and a Slick Watts Fashion Icon Look Alike Contest.
3 on 3 Slick Watts Classic division champions
Second grade co-ed – Swish Brothers
Third/fourth grade girls – Black Ice
Third/fourth grade boys – Ball is Wife
Fifth/sixth grade girls open – Furious Four
Fifth grade boys – Da Babies
Sixth grade boys competitive – Die Hard or Go Home
Sixth/seventh grade girls open – Rain City
Seventh grade boys – Southside Ballers
Seventh grade boys competitive – Playground Legends
Eighth grade girls open – Panthers
Eighth grade boys open – Ohana 2024
Ninth/10th grade girls open – 2-Day Contract
Ninth/10th grade boys competitive – Auburn Boys
Eleventh/12th grade boys open – Shift Team
Adult men’s recreational – The Coalition
Adult men’s competitive – Triples OGs