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 2021, 2022 and 2023. 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 2020 NCAA College Basketball Academy will take place July 20-23 (Monday-Thursday) and July 23-26 (Thursday-Sunday) at four regional sites.
- University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah, WEST).
- University of Winthrop (Rock Hill, South Carolina, SOUTH).
- Wichita State University (Wichita, Kansas, 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 1,200 players will be selected for the academy, with up to 400 assigned to each region and up to 200 per session. Each selected participant will attend one session only. Academy participants will be able to benefit from:
- Athletic Assessment
- Skill Development.
- Life skills sessions.
Division I men’s college basketball coaches will be allowed to attend the NCAA College Basketball Academy July 20-26.