SPOKANE -- Many say the weather at this year's Hoopfest was near perfect. Up until this weekend, those who live around here know how much rain we got in the month of June. But it seems like every year at Hoopfest, the sun comes out and turns up the heat.
This year's Hoopfest is Ed Kelly's first as a court monitor. At the end of the two-day tournament, he would have officiated more than 30 games and logged 18 hours working the court.
"This has been a great Hoopfest. The weather's been absolutely perfect down here. Hasn't been too hot or too cold. I'm done here in the sun all day and it's absolutely beautiful," said Kelly.
Ed says he is thankful for that. Other years, he has been a player. He can't forget two years ago when temperatures hit above 100 degrees downtown.
Many players say they couldn't have asked for better weather. But team "Valleyboys in the Yellow" drove from the west side of the state. Being used to the cooler climate, they quickly felt the change.