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Hoop Wizard - Basketball Entertainer

Jack Ryan is a basketball Entertainer/Performer/motivational speaker who started in NYC but has traveled the world performing his one man show! From numerous NBA all star events and final four appearances to performing/entertaining at schools and summer camps,  it's always a fun time!

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Jack “HoopWizard” Ryan will entertain your child and his/her friends with a 45 minute interactive comedy basketball show.   Your birthday boy/girl will be the star of the day.  And you can be sure that your friend's and family will enjoy the show just as much as the kids!


Hey Jack! My son did not stop talking about BlackJack Ryan for weeks! Thanks for making my son's party His best one yet!
James Murphy


School assembly, performing at summer camps, Motivational Speaker: 45 min interactive comedy basketball show with inspirational and motivational messages.

Day Camps, summer camps, basketball themed birthday parties, scouting events and all other children's events: 45 min interactive comedy basketball show


2024 Invited to play in NBA All-Star celebrity game February 16, 2024
2020 Hollywood movie "Blackjack The Jackie Ryan Story"
2019 Netflix, Losers - episode number seven, Blackjack
2019 TED Talk, Basketball Saved My Life/Jack Ryan
2013 One of “The 20 Greatest basketball players of all time not to make the NBA”
2013 Named to the list of “Top 25 Streetball Players of All Time”
2011 At 50 years old led West 4th Summer league in scoring
2010 MTV: Band Of Ballers Champion
2010 Converse TV Commercial: “Join The Procession” with Julius Dr. J Erving
2009 “Release: The Jack Ryan Story”, Documentary by Aaron Bierman & Mitchell Tannen
2008 THREE-time Guinness Record Holder, achieved at NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans:
-Longest spin on toe
-Longest spin on nose
-Most free throws blind folded in a minute
2005 YouTube documentary Release  - "The Jackie Ryan Story"
2005 ESPN: City Slam National 3-point Shooting Champion
2003 NY Times: Life story article, front page of sports section, written by Ira Berkow
2003 Slam magazine: Named “One of the Greatest Playground Ballers of all time”
1999 First white showman in Harlem Wizard history
1997 Became a member of the Harlem Wizards Entertainment Basketball, touring internationally
1990 Free agent with NJ Nets Basketball Team, was last cut at 29 years old
1980 Jack Ryan averaged 26 points as a Senior at John Jay High School Brooklyn, 


Half time Basketball Entertainment shows: 5 to 7 min of Basketball Entertainment “tricks” ending in spinning 9 basketballs at once!




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