Cam Johnson’s second annual CJ23 Invitational 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will take place this weekend, July 30-31, at Ability360 at 5031 E. Washington Street in Phoenix.
Last year’s inaugural tournament was held in Moon Township, Pa., where Johnson grew up before becoming one of the NBA’s top 3-point shooters for the Phoenix Suns.
There are two tournaments – high school (13-17) and adult (18+) – this weekend as each team must have at least five players (three players and two substitutes).
Each of the five players on the winning team in each bracket will win a Johnson-signed jersey and a straight ticket to a “pre-determined Suns game” for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
Games will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $5.
Spectators can donate a pair of sneakers for Saturday admission.
RESHOEVN8R, a shoe cleaning company in Phoenix, Phoenix Suns Charities and Brittney Griner Heart and Sole Shoe Drive are teaming up for the shoe drive.
The Many Worlds Apparel & Sneaker store, located at 4524 N 7th St in Phoenix, is accepting shoe donations this week. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 7 p.m. from Friday to Sunday.
Donated shoes will go to Phoenix Rescue Mission.
Johnson was featured in a RESHOEVN8R ad this year that altered the classic black and white Nike Air Jordan ads featuring Michael Jordan and Spike Lee to promote the Reshoevn8r sneaker cleaner.
Like Jordan, Johnson wears number 23 and played college ball in North Carolina where he also wore the number.
Johnson began his college career at Pitt.
The 6-8 forward finished third in NBA Sixth Man of the Year voting in the final 2021-22 season after hitting career highs in nearly every statistical category by helping the Suns win a franchise record 64 games in a regular season.
- Games played – 66
- Games started – 16
- Minutes per game – 26.2
- Points per game – 12.5 ppg.
- Field goal percentage – 46%
- 3 point percentage – 42.5%
- Free throw percentage – 86%
- Rebounds per game – 4.1 rpg.
- Assists per game – 1.5.
- Flights per game – 0.9.
A first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Johnson is eligible for a rookie extension.
Johnson is entering the fourth and final year of his first rookie contract.
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