Shootin’ the outside J and going for an alley-oop

— Photo by Yoojin Cho

On the hot Saturday afternoon of the holiday weekend, more than the usual number of teenagers came to Niantic Park in Oak Bluffs for a quick game of basketball.

They had signed up for the Vineyard Streetball Classic’s 9th annual tournament, which drew more than 90 kids, ranging in age from 10 to 18.

Both residents and visitors cheered the teams, and through a series of double-elimination rounds, the tournament continued until one team remained in each division.

Next year, director Omar Daniel said, the tournament will be bigger than ever, with more participants and sponsors.

Watch the video for some footage of the semi-final round and an interview with Mr. Daniel.

For more information on the tournament, visit