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Feature Friday with Summer League Alumni Lauren Niemiera

For this weeks feature we'd like to highlight Vegas Summer League alumni Lauren Niemeira on her rising success. Lauren was a VSL intern in 2012 and 2013, and worked with the game operations crew. Now, Lauren is training with the NBA Referee Development Program with the goal of one day officiating in the NBA. Lauren even found herself back at this year's NBA Summer League, but instead of wearing her staff uniform she was sporting her black and white referee uniform on the court. Lauren has been garnering attention [...]

By | October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

Summer League Jr. NBA Ball Boys and Team Assistants Work Preseason Game in Las Vegas

Summer League Jr. NBA was well represented at the Laker game last night in Las Vegas, Nevada. We want to thank NBA Summer League and Los Angeles Lakers Assistant Equipment Manager Mike Zwick for giving this opportunity to our Summer League Jr. NBA staff. Zwick made it possible for our Ball Crew and Team Assistants to work last nights preseason game against the Golden State Warriors. This was an incredible opportunity for our staff to gain valuable experience.

By | October 11th, 2018|All News, Blog, Updates|

Summer League Jr. NBA 2018 Fall League is in Full Swing

The Summer League Jr. NBA’s 2018 Fall League is under way as games began September 21st at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV. This marks the 2nd full year of Friday Night Hoops for boys and girls grades 6,7,8. The Fall league consists of 8 middle school teams (4 boys & 4 girls teams). Each team plays 4 regular season games, followed by the playoffs which begin October 19th. The Summer League Jr. NBA continues to grow each season as students and parents become more aware [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Event Management, Updates|

Liron Fanan Named the Director of G League Player Development for the Cavaliers

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Cavaliers have announced the addition of Liron Fanan (LEE-ron Fan-an) as Director of G League Player Development. In her role, Liron will work to enrich Canton Charge players off the court through both League and team initiatives. In addition to her Charge responsibilities, Fanan will also utilize her extensive international basketball background to assist the Cavs scouting department and General Manager Koby Altman. Click here for the full story: Cavaliers Name Liron Fanan Director of G League Player Development Source: www.nba.com  

By | October 1st, 2018|All News, Blog, Talent Marketing|

Feature Friday with Summer League Alumni Tyler Makins

As the NBA Summer League Continues to grow, so does our Summer League family. Over the years VSL has done a great job of cultivating a special group of people. For this weeks alumni spotlight we sat down with NBA Summer League Alum Tyler Makins. Tyler just finished his third summer interning with VSL and recently landed an internship with Turner Broadcasting Networks. Q: You’ve been a part of the NBA Summer League for 3 years. Tell us about your experience as part of the staff. My experience [...]

By | September 21st, 2018|All News, Blog, Talent Marketing, Uncategorized, Updates|

Fresh Faces

We are excited to welcome two fresh faces to the HallPass Media team! Tucker Corrigan is a recent Goucher College graduate who has worked with us at the NBA Summer League the last 2 years.  The Business Management major has assisted with in-arena operations and transportation at Summer League.  Tucker is a former Division III lacrosse player who grew up in Connecticut. Diana Colby was born in Manila, Philippines, and moved to California when she was six years old. She and Clark Colby have three children. They have lived [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|All News, Blog, Updates|

HallPass Ends Summer 2018 with adidas Grassroots Events

As August comes to an end, we’d like to reflect back at how we closed out the Summer with adidas Grassroots Basketball events: adidas Gauntlet Finale (July 12-15), adidas Summer Championships (July 18-22) and adidas All-American Camp (July 22-24).   ADIDAS GAUNTLET FINALE In the midst of the NBA Summer League, we had a team head out to New York City for the adidas Gauntlet Finale. The Gauntlet Finale was the final tournament of the adidas Gauntlet Series featuring the top seeded teams from the Gauntlet Series event [...]

By | September 6th, 2018|Event Management, Updates|

Feature Friday with Summer League Staff Alumni Heavyn Jackson

As the NBA Summer League continues to grow, so do the people we work with. Over the years the VSL has cultivated a very special group of individuals we like to call our  “family” and it only gets bigger each year. We are very proud to shine some light on those who we've had the pleasure of working with, and this week we have a feature on Summer League alumni Heavyn Jackson. Heavyn just finished off her second year as an NBA Summer League intern along with assisting us at HallPass [...]

By | August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized, Updates|

The Impact the NBA Summer League Has on the City of Las Vegas

SOURCE: Las Vegas Sun, Mike Grimala The idea of Las Vegas as home to an NBA franchise has swirled on and off, with varying degrees of intensity, for more than a decade. It rose up in February 2007 when the city hosted the league’s all-star game (making it the first city without its own franchise to do so), then resurfaced in 2014 when newly appointed commissioner Adam Silver came out in favor of legalized sports gambling. When an NHL expansion team was awarded to Las Vegas two years [...]

By | August 2nd, 2018|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|

Behind the Scenes at NBA Summer League

SOURCE: ESPN, Mark Friedell LAS VEGAS -- There's no official start or end time, but the apex doesn't reach fevered heights until well into the day. The boundaries are ill-defined, but it consists of the approximately 700 square feet of concrete behind the baseline all the way to the players tunnel. And it doesn't have a name, but everyone knows it's where to go to find someone. As another summer league game is playing out not 30 feet away, some of the most influential names in basketball are [...]

By | July 14th, 2018|Event Management, Uncategorized, Updates|