hoop·​ster | \ ˈhüp-stər How to pronounce hoopster (audio) \

Definition of hoopster

: a basketball player

Examples of hoopster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once West Clermont opened up, Amelia athletic director James Collins was tabbed as Wolves AD and the former Baron hoopster brought his old coach down Clough Pike with him. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "West Clermont's first basketball coach retires after 24 seasons with two schools," 13 May 2020 Curry’s involvement with the female hoopsters isn’t photo-op superficial. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Stephen Curry inherits women’s advocate role previously held by Wilt, Kobe," 24 Feb. 2020 Hall of Fame hoopster Shaquille O’Neal has long since settled into his new groove as the highly in-demand DJ Diesel, pumping up attendees at fests around the world, from Chicago’s Lollapalooza to Belgium’s Tomorrowland. Isaac Feldberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Shaquille O’Neal spins at Seaport nightclub," 1 Sep. 2019 This eatery at Aventura Mall was opened earlier this year by chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry (cookbook author, TV personality and wife of basketball hoopster Steph Curry). Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "Can I have a doggie bag? These pet-friendly restaurants dish up canine cuisine," 1 July 2019 When healthy, Mr Leonard is one of the five or so best hoopsters on Earth, and perhaps the only player in the league who could conceivably lead the league in scoring and win its Defensive Player of the Year award in the same season. D.r., The Economist, "The Toronto Raptors’ risky bet on Kawhi Leonard pays off with a title," 14 June 2019 Plus, the head of the German nation is a former West German Olympic hoopster. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "The President Is Golfing," 27 June 2018 Getty Images The Russian-American hoopster grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and enjoyed storied playing careers at Colorado State University and in the WNBA as a point guard for the New York Liberty and later the San Antonio Stars. Molly Knight, Marie Claire, "Becky Hammon, Woman, Is Up for an NBA Head Coaching Job," 8 May 2018 But hail to the hoopsters from Loyola Chicago for providing us with multiple shining moments, one unforgettable run, and one lovable nun. Christopher L. Gasper, BostonGlobe.com, "Despite loss, Loyola Chicago proved it belonged all along," 1 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hoopster

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Hoopster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoopster. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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