What is the NCAA College Basketball Academy?
The NCAA College Basketball Academy is a new developmental boys basketball academy for prospective student-athletes in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022. The academy was created in response to recommendations from the Commission on College Basketball that was chaired by former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. With input from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the academy is designed to give prospective student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience.
The two sessions of the 2019 NCAA College Basketball Academy will take place July 22-25 (Monday-Thursday) and July 25-28 (Thursday-Sunday) at four regional sites.
- Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, Arizona, WEST).
- University of Houston (Houston, Texas, SOUTH).
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois, MIDWEST).
- University of Connecticut (Storrs, Connecticut, EAST).
To be considered for the invitation-only academy, a prospective student-athlete MUST be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and MUST nominate himself for consideration. A total of up to 2,400 players will be selected for the academy, with up to 600 assigned to each region and up to 300 per session. Each selected participant will attend one session only. Academy participants will take part in the following activities:
- Life skills sessions.
Division I men’s college basketball coaches will be allowed to attend the NCAA College Basketball Academy July 23-28.
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