Making it official in Las Vegas


We can’t do it without them! Thank you to the referees from the Southern Nevada Officials Association (SNOA). We had a chance to speak with Ed Brown, originally from Washington, D.C., who has been officiating for 32 years. After having seen the Spokane Hoopfest website and images, Brown was excited to have his team be a part of the inaugural Las Vegas 3on3 Tournament.

“We love the first time experience of this tournament and can’t wait to see it grow!”

When asked why he loves to ref, Brown responded, “It keeps me in shape! That’s the number one reason… I get paid to run. And I’d never run if I didn’t get paid.”

Founded in 1951, the SNOA has a long and extensive history of providing quality officiating for all NIAA member schools and all student/athletes in and around the Southern Nevada area. The association is always looking for more great officials to join. For more information, visit:

We can’t wait to work with them again for next year’s Las Vegas 3on3 Tournament!

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