HBA 4K Shot Challenge

The HBA 4K Shot Challenge, sponsored by the Hopkinton Independent, was an event held in April and May for HBA and Hopkinton Rec basketball players in Grades 3-8, boys and girls. Participants were challenged to make a total of 4,000 shots in a month. Shots were to be taken from a variety of locations — layups (both right and left), free throws, jumpers from all over the court — and at game speed — i.e. dribbling quickly to different spots, shooting on the move, mixing in shot fakes, driving strong to the basket — and with good form.

The following players were successful in the endeavor and received a commemorative T-shirt. Additionally, the HBA and the Hopkinton Independent combined to donate $20 to Project Just Because for every player who made 4,000 shots.


Anthony DeLuca (April and May)

Dawson Markey (April)

Sam Pantera (April and May)


Ashley Callery (April and May)

Sam Dadagian (April and May)

Evan Fitzpatrick (April)

Surya Raja-Amudhan (May)

Mitch Simulis (May)


Tory Ahlstrom-Hall (April)

Alyssa Budden (April)

Nathan Bruce (May)

Kunwer Chhatwal (May)

Will DeMello (April)

Liam Grady (April)

Myles Heavey (April)

Zach McNally (April)

Ben Pantera (April and May)

Teagan Resteghini (April and May)

Claire Ristau (May)

Connor Sullivan (April)


Alex Celik (April)

Lucas Hodne (April)

Joshua Kim (April)

Matthew LePage (April and May)

Matty Lydon (April)

Ada Monopoli (April)

Travis Rych (April)

Cole Schmidlin (April)

Will Schofield (May)

Rocco Spinelli (April and May)

Jacob Wu (April)


Cam Boyer (April)

Jack Cooper (April and May)

Leah Desrochers (April)

Ryan Dorfman (April and May)

Tyler Elliott (April)

Alex Fine (April)

Colin Hinnenkamp (April)

Menaj Katta (April)

Alex Lutz (April)

Aiden Nguyen (May)

Connor Nguyen (May)

Shaun Pal (April and May)

Akhil Raja-Amudhan (May)

Kuba Reilly (April)

Jack Ristau (May)

Thunn Wongchaisuwat (April and May)


Chase Corregan (April and May)

Trevor Hodne (May)

Jack Monopoli (April and May)

Carson Polsinello (April)

Spencer Schmidt (May)

Michael Tighe (April and May)