Prahran Summer Jam (PSJ) is making its annual comeback once again hosting the largest outdoor basketball championship with Australia’s most talented players at Melbourne’s most iconic streetball court, Prahran Park.
Bringing together athletes, artists, creatives and the general community this Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of February.
All 12 teams will play off over the weekend with the finals being held on Sunday.
Over two action-packed days of events and entertainment back to back, with over 15K in cash and prizes.
Saturday will start off with the pool rounds, competitions for rising star players (Elevate Basketball & Blueprint), entertainment by Tresillo and with the games being presented live on the big screen.
Sunday includes the 5X5 and 3X3 finals and the much-anticipated slam dunk contest featuring the world’s best dunkers from around the world (Guy Dupuy, Isaiah Rivera, Jordan Kilganon).
The event will also include
- Helping Hoops Celebrity game (3pm Sunday)
- Mens 5X5 championship
- Womens 3X3 championship
- Slam Dunk Contest
- Live artists
- Food trucks/open air bars
The tournament is a collaboration between PSJ and MSF Sports known to be one of the most unique and family-friendly festivals to take place at Prahran Park.
Visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend the event.
WHERE AND WHEN
Location: Princes Gardens,244 Malvern Road, Prahran
Date: Saturday 8th February & Sunday 9th February
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
“The atmosphere…just the crowd…reminds me of the legendary Rucker Park contest”
“This year’s going to be even better… I’m hearing about a lot of good teams this year.”- Jordan Kilganon- internationally acclaimed dunker
About Prahran Summer Jam
Prahran Summer Jam hosts outdoor basketball tournaments. Prahran Park is the bedrock of Streetball in Australia. The outdoor court with painted lines and commission housing as its backdrop has been the hope for many emerging basketball players in Melbourne. Many young basketball players travel to Prahran Park to test their talents. It has developed players character and skin allowing the rise of players like Deng Adel (NBA), Kuany Kuany (NBL) and Ben Ayre (NBL).
Text: Zathia Bazeer