Great American Shootout Comes to Town

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Duncanville and the Duncanville Fieldhouse will once again be the hotbed of hoops as the 26th Great American Shootout (GASO) comes to town July 16-19.

GA-Shootout-LogoThe GASO is one of the premier annual tournaments that will feature more than 1,100 teams and 1,000 college coaches. Events are also held in Austin, Bryan/College Station, Houston and San Antonio and is under the umbrella of Texas Hoops.

Admission to the event is $35 for an adult and $25 for students (high school and under)/senior citizen (65 and over) 4-day pass. A 3-day (Fri-Sun) pass is $25 for adults and $20 for students/senior citizens. A daily pass is $10 and $8 respectively.

Bracket play starts on Thursday July 16 at 1:45PM. You can follow the tournament online at greatamericanshootout.com.

Along with the Duncanville Fieldhouse, games will be played at Duncanville High School, Cedar Hill High School, DeSoto High School, Coleman Middle School (Cedar Hill), Arlington Martin High School, Arlington Bowie High School, Desoto Recreation Center, McCowan Middle School (Glenn Heights), and the Advantage Sports Complex (Carrollton).

The teams will be made up of 7th graders through unsigned high school seniors who will play before college coaches from across the country.

Texas players that played in the GASO and have had extended NBA careers include: Kenyon Martin (#1 overall pick), Deron Williams, Chris Bosh, Emeka Okafor (#2 overall pick), Rashard Lewis, LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan, Kendrick Perkins, Stephen Jackson, Greg Ostertag, Chris Mihm, Darrell Arthur, Desmond Mason, Brian Skinner, Jake Voskuhl, Tony Battie, Jeryl Sasser.

The event moved to Duncanville in 2010 from the UNT/Denton campus due to a change in NCAA rules. Local economic impact will be felt at the area restaurants, and the three hotels featured on the tournament website; Best Western Plus Duncanville, Hilton Garden Inn Duncanville, and the Holiday Inn Express Duncanville.