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Welcome to Halo Hoops!

For 20 years, Halo Hoops has been encouraging and improving kids in the Wilmington area through basketball. With over 3500 kids participating year round, it has become the most popular youth basketball organization in Southeastern NC.
Come join the Halo Hoops experience!


Ages 5-18
Winter & Summer
  • Play with Friends
  • Age & Gender Divisions
  • All Skill Levels
  • Play by the Halo Rules


Ages 5-13
Spring & Summer
  • Fun & Experienced Staff
  • Age & Skill Groups
  • Beginner & Intermediate Players
  • Instruction & Contests


Ages 8-18
  • Expert Trainers
  • Skill Groups & Individuals
  • Intermediate & Advanced Players
  • Customized Skill Development

Travel Teams

Ages 8-14
  • Expert Trainers
  • Skill Groups & Individuals
  • Intermediate & Advanced Players
  • Customized Skill Development

Our Team

Halo Hoops Staff


Dave Davies

Co-Founder & CEO


Leslie Davies

Co-Founder & Director of Operations


Shaun McMahon

Director of Programs


Brett Blizzard

Director of Skill Development


Mary Heath

Director of Sponsorships

How We Build Young Players

Latest News

UNCW Great – Brett Blizzard joins the Halo Hoops Staff!

Coming off of 16 years as a professional basketball player in Italy, Brett Blizzard is joining the Halo Hoops Staff. Brett will be the director of skill development and provide private and group training for kids ages 6-18. He is best known in the Wilmington area for his basketball accomplishments at UNCW. He is one of 4 players in the school’s history to have his jersey retired at Trask Coliseum. The Halo family is excited to have him on board! Brett brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience. His passion is to help kids be the best players they can be. Be on the lookout for coming programs directed by #11.

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Navigating Family, Faith and Youth Sports

Halo Hoops Founders, Dave and Leslie Davies were involved in leading a great discussion on Family, Faith and Youth Sports. Lots of inspiring stories, lessons learned and great tips on how to be a positive sports parent. Watch the video below, it is well worth it!

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Parents: Behavior On The Sidelines

Check out this video on the behavior parents should and should not display on the sidelines.  It highlights the truth that parents should be all about encouragement.

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