About Jack Ryan

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Jack “Black Jack” Ryan is the “Premiere Basketball Party Performer”

Jack Ryan is a crowd electrifying basketball party performer, entertainer and motivational speaker who started in New York City and has traveled the world performing his one man show! From numerous NBA all star events and final four appearances to performing/entertaining at Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, summer camps and birthday parties it’s always a fun time!

It all started when Jack became a Harlem Wizard in 1997 and one year later became the first white showman for the Wizards! In addition to being a “Premiere Basketball Entertainer”, Jack Ryan has been named:

  • “One of the greatest playground legends of all time!” by Slam Magazine
  • “20 greatest basketball players to not make the NBA” by (Jack was #18!)

Jack is also one of the main character’s in an acclaimed street ball documentary released in the spring of 2013 called “Doin it in the Park”!  Jack’s life story has also been the subject of a documentary called “Release” The Jack Ryan Story and now a feature film is in the works!

Jack is now accepting booking requests for:

  • Half time Basketball Entertainment shows: 5 to 7 min of Basketball Entertainment “tricks” ending in spinning 9 basketballs at once!
  • 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
  • Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs Basketball Entertainment:  Cocktail hour entertainment – walks around spinning balls for kids or a 15 min show on the dance floor!


Why Hire Hoopwizard?

BlackJack Ryan performs a 45 min interactive comedy show for birthday parties and children's events. Jack also entertains at NBA/College half time shows, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and can be hired as a motivational speaker for school assemblies.

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