NABI Basketball

****EXTENDED DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017****

2017 NABI Tournament Application

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****EXTENDED DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017****

THE REASON NABI BASKETBALL WAS CREATED

Native American athletes are among the most talented athletes in the world, with a passion for the game of basketball that goes back many generations, but with some reservations being desolate and isolated, our youth are not aforded the same opportunities to shine and use their talent to secure college athletic scholarships.

Through NABI (Native American Basketball Invitational), Native American high school athletes are showcased in the "largest" all Native basketball tournament in North America and presented opportunites that inspire them to succeed and strive for higher education.

NABI IS NOT JUST ABOUT BASKETBALL!

In conjunction with the tournament the NABI Foundation hosts one of the largest "College & Career Fairs" bringing educational and career minded organizations to provide our youth with the many possibilities awating them

Since its Inception in 2003, NABI Basketball has served over 15,000 youth, created numerous scholarships, succeeded in having one of our athletes go pro into the WNBA. Throu our NABI Scholarship Fund, we have awarded over $200,000 in financial aid to our NABI athletes who go on to pursue higher education

The tournament in its effort to bring national attention to Native American athletes has been featured in numerous national media outlets such as: Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, USA Today, New York Times and many more!




IMPORTANT DATES (All dates TENTATIVE)

2017 NABI Tournament Application

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  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 - Begin accepting applications
  • WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 - Application & Fees Deadline
  • MONDAY, JANUARY 2 - Invited teams will be notified
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 - Announcement of invited teams will be posted on official website
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1- EXTENDED DEADLINE - LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR TEAM APPLICAITON IN FOR THE 2017 TOURNAMNET
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 2 - NO player additions or uniform size changes after MARCH 2, 2017
  • SUNDAY, JULY 9 - Team Check-In & NABI related events. MANDATORY all players be present
    (LOCATION TBD)
  • MONDAY, JULY 10 - FRIDAY, JULY 14 - Tournament Play begins
    (LOCATION TBD)
  • SATURDAY, JULY 15 - Silver & Gold Division Championship Games at Talking Stick Resort Arena, home of the Phoenix Suns & Phoenix Mercury
    Talking Stick Resort Arena
    201 E. Jefferson St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85004