For the last nine years, HoopNation has been an event circled on the calendars of New Zealand basketball fanatics. In its ninth year, the ever-growing tournament, held in Tauranga since 2016, has attracted 150 teams from all over New Zealand as well as Australia. The tournament attracts past and present NBL players, former Tall Blacks and even some current Tall Ferns. One of the highlights for attendees each year is the reversible, custom-made uniform each player receives to play in throughout the weekend and keep. This year's uniform incorporates a tribute to the place the tournament has called home for

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