Ballin' in Wakefield


August 3, 2023

P.J. Glisson/The Globe

FIGHTING FOR the ball at last Saturday's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Addisyn Sbraggia (facing forward) of the Hurley Hotshots, who competed against the Backyard Ballers of Wakefield. Standing in the back is official "Judge Judy" acting as referee. Beyond them is a string of half-courts running along M-28, next to Sunday Lake in Wakefield. Officials claimed that this year's participation nearly doubled since last year's first games in this county.


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WAKEFIELD - The small town of Wakefield experienced a big flurry of activity this past weekend as it hosted the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

A portion of M-28 closed between mid-day Friday and Sunday evening in order to accommodate a long row of half-courts that served 145 teams, 580 total players and an enthusiastic crowd to cheer them on.

"You can hardly get through up and down the street," said Mike Fuller, who has been with Gus Macker for three decades and served as the key announcer here.

"It's been awesome," said Mark Lane of Wakefi...

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