March Magic Hoopfest is a true celebration of basketball, and what better possible timing? Mid-March is the best possible time for basketball, I mean every hoop-lovers dream. You've got prep basketball playoffs going on and the college ranks are preparing for the big tournament, brackets are flying around and everybody is keeping their eye on their favorite team and learning about the match-ups with possible opponents.

While the boys state basketball tournament is going on at the Breslin Center, area residents and visitors alike will be taking to the court at Jenison Field House to get in on the basketball action for themselves. You know that antsy feeling you get when you watch a ton of basketball? That feeling like if you had a ball in your hands you could shoot jumpers all day? This antsy-ness is well exercised at Hoopfest as you dribble, dunk and shoot your way through the numerous skill stations. From the three-point shootout to around the world to the dunking area to the dribble skills challenge and Lightening there are a bunch of ways to take your own best shot, because that's where the fun is - getting your own hands on the ball. Then, when you're tired out, or you remember that you cant jump anymore, go back across the street and watch the best high school basketball players in the state battle for top honors. The event is March 23-25, open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free with 2017 MHSAA tournament ticket stub or just $2. More information about the event is on the event website.

So yes, its March and we're all antsy for hoop, but if you think you're antsy, check out our friend Hoopie in this video. Unless he's on the court he can't seem to get anything right...