HoopFest October 5


HoopFest October 5

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In the East Village

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A Youth Clinic will once again begin Drake Hoops Fest from 5-6 p.m. with the programming starting shortly after 6 p.m.


Music performance at 7 p.m. I thought last year's Bulldogs-centric activities went longer than 1 hr, but I could be misremembering. Still very much looking forward to this. 

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Meredith Hall POTY - 9/22/2023

A Youth Clinic will once again begin Drake Hoops Fest from 5-6 p.m. with the programming starting shortly after 6 p.m.


Music performance at 7 p.m. I thought last year's Bulldogs-centric activities went longer than 1 hr, but I could be misremembering. Still very much looking forward to this. 

My "compliant" of the last one must have been heard, I thought it didn't progress fast enough. I'm liking what I am seeing now.
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I actually agree with the shorter format. Anyone with kids can’t do much more than an hour, especially if they do the clinic at 5.

I like the venue change too
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I’ve never been to one of these. Are they worth going to? Is there usually a scrimmage involved?
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DUBulldog - 9/25/2023
I’ve never been to one of these. Are they worth going to? Is there usually a scrimmage involved?

No scrimmage in the past. Usually run in, do some layups, then have a few contests. Theyve had 3 points contests wtih mix of mens and womens players and I think maybe a game of horse the first year? Its a small half court with places for players to hang out.

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E-mail from DD

Greetings Bulldog Fans!
Here it is early October already we’re going full bore in preseason practice after a great summer of getting to know our new players and helping them blend in with our returning guys. With 10 newcomers, it was a completely different kind of summer because everything is so new for them. We had such a veteran team the past couple of years that in summer workouts, we were just kind of managing things. They already know the system, the plays, the terminology. This was like a whole new group that needed to learn everything, from every little drill to the big concepts of what we’re trying to do.
But I love how hard this group works. They are all eager to get better as individuals and as a group. So it was a fun summer in that regard, to watch the growth that’s taken place between June and now here in the fall, to see how far guys have come with their bodies and nutrition and the way they think about things and making that transition from high school to college basketball, which gets accelerated pretty quickly.
  We had the added advantage of a trip to Spain in August, which was awesome for us, given all our new faces. You get that extra 10 days of practice where you can go a little longer, and maybe implement a few more things to give you a head start heading into fall. We got to play a couple of games, which was nice, just to see us against another team and see how we respond. But more importantly, just the experience they got, to hang with each other in a different setting, in a different country where it’s just us. And also the sightseeing and what they all got to experience. A couple of guys told me they’d never been out of the country and had never seen the ocean. They have family members who have never seen that. They called it a lifetime experience, which was pretty cool.
So I’m excited about this group and what they can accomplish. It’s been fun getting to know them and you’ll have an opportunity to do that at our third annual Drake Hoops Fest this Thursday evening at Brenton Skating Plaza in the East Village. It’s an event that not only Drake fans but entire families can enjoy. The feedback from fans over the last couple of years has been great. People have really embraced it. Our guys love it, too, because they get to interact as well, and our guys who are new, they'll be really impressed with the support they’re going to see. Everybody comments on just how friendly everybody is anyway. People from out of town who are now on the campus, in our city, are blown away by how well they’re treated, and how nice folks are. It will be a great evening to watch our guys have some fun with some early-season basketball. I like this group and I’m sure you will, too.
Until next time, go Bulldogs!Darian Devries
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What a blast! I didn’t see Ferguson though and Connor was on crutches.
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DrakeTT - 10/6/2023
What a blast! I didn’t see Ferguson though and Connor was on crutches.

Ferguson was reported as "sick" while Connor was on a crutch. Not worried about Nate but have to think Connor will be a no go for at least the start of the season.
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Great event. I was skeptical about the venue change but it worked out. My real only disappointment is how few stayed for the Brazillian 2wins. The sunset views over the Des Moines skyline were absolutely perfect.
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Hoop Fest video...
Drake Hoops Fest takes over downtown
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Bulldog2323 - 10/6/2023
Great event. I was skeptical about the venue change but it worked out. My real only disappointment is how few stayed for the Brazillian 2wins. The sunset views over the Des Moines skyline were absolutely perfect.

I think the problem is that a large majority of people were there with their small children, myself included, and after a 25 minute drive home (for me) it's time for them to go to bed since it's a school night. I would have loved to stay longer so my kids could see a concert though. Maybe next year when they are a little older.
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Last night was a blast. Brutal to watch the wind just grab those 3 pt attempts though. Do we have any word on a scrimmage/open practice before the first exhibition?
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Since when has Enright been on crutches? Or did I  just miss this? Considering he's our only returning guy at the point w/any experience this is kind of a big deal.  
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Enright will be ready at the beginning of the season. Maybe held out of exhibition game just for pre caution.
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I was told Enright just had a sprained ankle.

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I thought the venue was downgrade. They should put in on a street in the East Village where there are some people who live in the area and might just sop by out of curiosity.

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Loved the venue. Looked full and gave them the ability to sink the footprint for drink, food etc. gave it a more park like festival.

Definitely going to have to do something besides 3 pt contests in the future, if we’re gonna choose windy environments though.


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