Basketball Entertainer Jack "BLACK JACK" Ryan

Hire a crowd-electrifying basketball party performer, entertainer, and motivational speaker today. "Black Jack" Ryan, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Jack proudly serve the entire Tri-State area with an array of impressive basketball tricks and other forms of performative expertise. Jack provides a one-man show for professional halftime shows, motivational speaking and comedic performances for school assemblies and camps, and all kinds of entertainment for birthday parties and other celebrations. Jack also has other basketball performers if you were looking for a two man or three-man show or more!

Jack Ryan has traveled far and wide providing basketball entertainment services, from NBA all-star events to bar mitzvahs and summer camps, and he hopes to continue providing his basketball entertainment services all across our beautiful nation.

Jack’s life story has been made into two documentaries - one on YouTube and one on the Netflix series "Losers". He is episode number seven "Blackjack". Jack also has a Ted talk titled "Basketball Saved My Life". There is also a Hollywood movie titled "Blackjack the Jackie Ryan story" streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes and Hulu.

Jack Ryan prides himself on putting a real fresh spin on entertainment, so hire him today to experience his unique form of basketball entertainment.

School Assemblies

HOOPWIZARD is proud to provide educational basketball entertainment assemblies to schools across the USA! Our assemblies consist of 45-minute interactive basketball shows that may help support your schools SEL (Social Emotional Learning) initiatives.

Birthday – Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

I come straight to the location of the party fully prepared to be your children's entertainer with a public address (PA) system, music selections, and all kinds of basketballs and games.

Summer Camps

I am pleased to provide summer camps with a complete 45-minute interactive performance.

Halftime Shows

I pride myself on putting a real fresh spin on entertainment, so hire me today to experience my unique form of basketball entertainment.

Reviews and Testimonials

  • "Black Jack was a hit at my son's birthday party. He was prompt, fully prepared and so accommodating." CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Kathryn D.

  • "Jack Ryan is truly a wizard!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Jenn S

  • "Brooklyn legend Black Jack comes to NJ. He is an awesome entertainer." CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Jeannie C.

  • "Jack Ryan performed at my son's birthday party and he was a huge hit." CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Ashley B

  • "BlackJack puts on an amazing show for children of all ages!!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Michael W.

  • "Jack BlackJack Ryan Was the Hit of The Summer So For IYB Basketball Summer Camp 2021and All of Our Campers !" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Kent C.

  • "We had Blackjack Ryan at Advanced Education Summer Camp and it was the best decision ever!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Leanne T

  • "Black Jack Ryan came to my child's school and he was amazing!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Krystal I

  • "Thank you Jack Ryan for coming to OLGCA in Brooklyn. You were interactive, entertaining, silly and filled with tricks that not only did the children enjoy but the adults as well." CLICK ON NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Renata C

  • "Black Jack Ryan was truly amazing!!!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Adam C

  • "Jack came to our house and had 30 kids in the palm of his hand for 2 hours." CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Ken M

  • "Our students absolutely LOVED it!!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Anita S

  • "Blackjack Ryan, Hoopwizard, is a truly motivating speaker and entertainer!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Laura C

  • "I'm Teacher and we had Black Jack at our school a number of times!!" CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Dodie R

  • "THE REAL DEAL!!! Blackjack Ryan kept 25 kids (and their parents) absolutely in stitches the entire time." CLICK NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Matt S.

  • "Blackjack was amazing! He came to three schools in our town to perform his talented tricks" CLICK ON NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Emily D

  • "Jack came to our elementary school and did a great assembly for everyone." CLICK ON NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    Lainie D.

  • "Jack did an outstanding job with his show!!! He entertained 300 7-12th graders and they all loved it!!" CLICK ON NAME FOR MORE TESTIMONIALS

    S Kamarados

About Me

Jack "Hoopwizard" Ryan

I first became a Harlem Wizard in 1997, became the first white Harlem Wizard Showman in 1999, and I have enjoyed providing basketball entertainment ever since. My work as a Harlem Wizard evolved quickly into my own company, Hoopwizard.

Through my combined efforts, I was recognized as the main character for a 2013 documentary entitled Doin’ It In the Park. My life was also a subject of interest in a documentary called Release: The Jack Ryan Story, and a feature film is now in the works!


3-Time Guinness Record Holder

ESPN National 3-Point Champion

#19 In Complex.com’s 25 Greatest Streetball Players of All Time

One of SLAM Magazine’s Greatest Playground Legends of All Time

#18 In Complex.com’s 20 Greatest Playground Basketball Players to Not Make the NBA

To Request More Information

E-mail HoopWizard at: HoopWizard21@gmail.com

OR CALL HOOPWIZARD @ 917-754-2486

Service Area: New York Metropolitan (Tri-State) Area
International inquiries welcomed & encouraged.

Thank you for your interest.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.