NCAA College Basketball Academy

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NCAA College Basketball Academy

July 24-27, and July 28-31, 2023

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High School Prospects

Prospective student-athletes who want to be considered for the invitation-only NCAA College Basketball Academy must nominate themselves for consideration. All prospective student-athletes who want to nominate themselves MUST be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center.  Prospective student-athletes who are already registered with the Eligibility Center will receive an email from the Eligibility Center with instructions on how to nominate themselves for consideration. In addition, boys high school basketball coaches and Division I men’s college basketball coaches are encouraged to send prospective student-athletes the link to self-nominate.

If you are NOT registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center, please click here to register with the Eligibility Center and follow these instructions:

  1. At the bottom of the Eligibility Center home page, you can register for a FREE account by clicking on the Create a Profile Page button. A certification account will also allow you to self-nominate.
  2. Follow the steps to create your Eligibility Center account.
  3. After you have successfully registered, click on the NCAA College Basketball Academy logo that will appear on the screen.
  4. Enter your Eligibility Center email address and password.
  5. Click “Self-Nominate.”
  6. Fill out the required fields.
  7. Click the “I Agree” box for consent to contact you.
  8. Click “Submit Nomination.”
  • Signing up for a FREE profile page or a paid certification account will allow you to self-nominate.
  • Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 8.
  • Prospective student-athletes who will be invited to attend the academy will be notified via email no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, May 22.
  • ALL prospective student-athletes who are invited to participate in the NCAA College Basketball Academy will be required to create a certification account with the Eligibility Center that costs $90 for U.S. and Canadian students and $150 for international students.


Division I men’s basketball head coaches and select scouting agencies will vote for NCAA College Basketball Academy players beginning Monday, May 11. Voting will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 15.  Coaches will only be able to vote for players in the class of 2021, 2022 and 2023 who are registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center and who have already nominated themselves for consideration to attend the NCAA College Basketball Academy.

Division I men’s basketball head coaches will designate automatic qualifiers and at-large players. Automatic qualifiers will receive an invitation to the academy while at-large players will receive consideration, but are not guaranteed an invitation to participate.

After the voting window has concluded, selected players will be notified no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 22. All votes are confidential and will not be released to the public or prospective student-athletes.

The NCAA may pay for certain actual and necessary expenses (travel, lodging and meals) for all participants selected to attend the academy and for one parent, legal guardian or chaperone IF their state high school association allows. If the high school association does not permit a player or parent/legal guardian/chaperone to receive paid expenses to attend the academy, the NCAA will not pay for that player or parent/legal guardian/chaperone’s expenses. Please contact your high school association for more information.

A total of up to 1,600 prospective student-athletes, including seniors (2021) and juniors (2022), as well as sophomores (2023), will be chosen for the academy. Up to 400 participants will be assigned to each region with up to 200 attending Session I on July 20-23 (Monday-Thursday) and up to 200 attending Session II on July 23-26 (Thursday-Sunday). Academy participants who live within 400 miles of their assigned regional site will be required to drive and will be reimbursed for mileage if their state high school association allows. Participants will take part in the following activities:

  • Athletic Assessment.
  • Skill Development.
  • Games.
  • Life skills sessions.

In addition to the USA Basketball Jr. National Team Camp, the July 21-26 evaluation period the NCAA College Basketball Academy is the only event Division I men’s college basketball coaches will be allowed to attend. As part of the college basketball experience, academy participants will stay in dorms with roommates and eat all meals in the campus dining hall with teammates and academy coaches. Academy coaches will be required to stay in the dorms and supervise participants. Academy coaches may include the following:

  • Regional Division II and Division III men’s college basketball coaches.
  • Regional boys basketball high school coaches.
  • Former NBA players.

Division I, II, and III men’s college basketball officials will officiate all games.