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

Definition of hoopster

: a basketball player

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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 Though college players without an NBA future can be as or more entertaining than imminent millionaire-hoopsters, no one in the San Diego field appears headed to the first round of the next NBA draft. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Even without Arizona and Ayton, March Madness suits San Diego," 14 Mar. 2018 Kerem Kanter, erstwhile hoopster at Wisconsin-Green Bay via Istanbul, Turkey, didn’t have a great game Saturday: Three points, six rebounds, 16 minutes. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "DOC: Kanter is the icing on Xavier's cake," 9 Dec. 2017 These would have included 1963 graduate Terry Baker, winner of football's Heisman Trophy, Coach Pat Casey and his national champion baseballers, and Coach Scott Rueck and the recent, rising women hoopsters. OregonLive.com, "'The People's School' is a must-read history of Oregon State University (review)," 14 Oct. 2017

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circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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