NCAA College Basketball Academy

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NCAA College Basketball Academy

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

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Parents & Legal Guardians

For your child to be considered for the academy, he MUST be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. ALL prospects who want to be considered for the invitation-only academy MUST nominate themselves. Players who are already registered with the Eligibility Center will receive an email with instructions on how to nominate themselves for consideration.  If your child is not registered with the Eligibility Center and would like to nominate himself, he must first register with the Eligibility Center by clicking here and following 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.

More detailed information about the player selection process will be released at a later date.

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 (see more information on chaperones below) 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/chaperones expenses. Please contact your high school association for more information.  ALL parents, legal guardians and chaperones who accompany a participant will be required to attend educational sessions during the academy.


  • All chaperones must be either a(n): parent, legal guardian, family member*, or individual over the age of 25 that is designated by the parent or legal guardian to travel with and attend the event with the NCAA College Basketball Academy participant.
  • A high school or non-scholastic coach who has a valid USA Basketball Gold License and is over the age of 25 would qualify as a chaperone.
  • If a parent or legal guardian can’t attend, a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign a waiver allowing the designated chaperone to accompany the participant.

*- Family member is considered a sibling, grandparent, domestic partner or any individual whose close association with the participant is the practical equivalent of a family relationship.

A total of up to 1,600 prospective student athletes, including seniors (2021) and juniors (2022), as well as a select number of sophomores (2023), will be invited to 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 be reimbursed for mileage if their state high school association allows. Players will participate in the following activities:

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

During 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. To help ensure the welfare of participants, academy staff members and coaches will be required to obtain a USA Basketball Gold License. Parents, legal guardians or chaperones will be housed at a local hotel while all players will stay in a campus dorm room. Academy coaches will be required to attend all meals with participants and stay in the dorms.