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YMCA's Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament kicks off in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- The annual Gus Macker Basketball tournament got underway Saturday afternoon with hundreds of players and fans from across the state lining the streets near First Avenue Southwest in Rochester.

The 3-on-3 tournament is hosted by the Rochester YMCA with proceeds from event going to the Y's Annual Support Campaign which provides scholarship dollars for Y memberships and programs.

The tournament featured teams with players as young as 9 and as old as 50. The high level of competition draws challengers from all over.

"It's the closest tournament around.  My brother played in the Gus Macker years ago and it just seemed like a fun thing, so it looks like it brings a large amount of people it fills up the restaurants and stuff like that.  Like you said there is a lot of people watching and that adds to the excitement," said Josh Monjeau who came from Hastings to play in the tournament.

The two-day tournament continued into Sunday.
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