Wichita to host NCAA basketball academy

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Wichita State University was selected to serve as one of four hosts for the second annual NCAA College Basketball Academies, which will take place July 20-26, 2020. Wichita State will be joined by UCONN,  University of Utah, and Winthrop University as the sites for 2020.

 The College Basketball Academies are intended to give prospective student-athletes a glimpse into the college basketball experience while allowing college coaches from across the country to evaluate players from the high school classes of 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Academy participants will play in scrimmages and go through drills being conducted by past and present coaches from across all three divisions of the NCAA as well as high school coaches. Coaches, as well as a commissioner for each site, will be determined later. All the prospective student-athletes and their parents or guardians will also be instructed on life skills designed to prepare them for the recruiting process, academic eligibility and life on campus.

All prospects are required to be registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center to be eligible for inclusion in the academies.  Travel expenses for each participant and one parent or guardian will be paid for by the NCAA.