Posted On: 07/31/20 3:54 PM

I took the 90 minute ride up I-83 to Manheim, Pennsylvania to the Spooky Nook facility  to see for myself if tournament directors could safely host a youth basketball event in the middle of a pandemic. Every program has had to make a decision on which approach they would take during these unprecedented times. You could totally shut down your program and leave the players to find other avenues of recreation, go all out as if there is no raging worldwide pandemic, or find something in between that works for your players, parents and coaches. Select Events did a pretty good job of spacing the courts out which is easy to do at the cavernous Nook facility. Safety protocols were followed and adults did a good job of keeping their distance. I would definitely like to see more players compete with their masks on at these events however. Overall I didn't feel any less safe than I would at a grocery store.


Delaney Thomas Delaney Thomas 6'2" | C St. John's College | 2023 State MD , GTS Fusion, 2023

The 6’2″ post is long and physical with a soft touch around the basket and a nice 15 footer. She patrols the paint and challenges shots without picking up unnecessary

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