RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Watts Classic attracts big field for a worthy cause

More than 130 teams compete; two-day event raises more than $10,000 for foundation

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 11:09am
  • Sports

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

Men’s/women’s elite – Google Me


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Allie Wood of the Emerald City Ballers reaches to block a shot from Bonney Lake’s Jazmyn Shipp. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Allie Wood of the Emerald City Ballers reaches to block a shot from Bonney Lake’s Jazmyn Shipp. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Peyton Brooks of the Dripp Hard or Go Home team grabs a rebound from the Northwest Kings team. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Peyton Brooks of the Dripp Hard or Go Home team grabs a rebound from the Northwest Kings team. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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