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News team hooping it up at the Macker tonight

This weekend marks Buffalo's annual hoopfest as the Gus Macker comes to town. Buffalo's version of the three-on-three basketball tournament is the largest in the country -- something that shows how much Western New York loves its hoops.

The event is really Saturday and Sunday, but this evening it tips off with a corporate challenge portion which The News will be a part of.

Myself and fellow high school reporter Mary Jo Monnin will be joined by Web guru Geoff Nason and news reporters Jay Ray and Jay Tokasz -- we tip off at 6:20 in a huge media battle against Ch. 7. Unfortunately Jerry Sullivan is unable to play since he is on assignment at the LPGA Championships in Rochester. 

It should be a blast -- hopefully this year we'll stick around a little bit. We've topped out at two games in the double-elimination tournament the last two years. Now excuse me while I go sharpen my elbows.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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