The Throne Nationwide Championship Introduced

The Throne Nationwide Championship, a single-elimination end-of-season highschool basketball match, is about to happen, March 29 – April 1, 2023, at Morehouse School in Atlanta. The brand new occasion has been created via a partnership between Gold Stage Sports activities Leisure and the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation (NBPA).

The Throne Nationwide Championship will happen over 4 days and is about to function 16 of the highest boys basketball groups within the nation, together with some which can be ranked within the FAB 50 Nationwide Staff Rankings offered by The objective is to crown a highschool basketball nationwide champion.

By partnering with the NBPA and THINK450, the NBPA’s enterprise growth and innovation arm, The Throne Nationwide Championship will probably be executed with backing of present NBPA members. The objective is to create an occasion, “for the gamers, by the gamers.”

“Long run our plan is for this nationwide championship to be the most important celebration of youth tradition,” Chief Government of Gold Stage Sports activities & Leisure Darren Duncan informed “For the gamers that take part we would like them to get elite competitors, but in addition we would like them to learn from the educational and growth classes held by the NBPA.”

“It’s such an unbelievable alternative for the perfect highschool groups throughout the nation to fulfill on the courtroom and placed on a present,” mentioned Harrison Barnes, NBPA Government Committee Member, in a press launch. “I’m grateful for my highschool profession successes which have been the catalyst to my NBA profession. Moreover, these athletes are lucky to have numerous platforms out there to construct and capitalize their manufacturers. I’m excited for them to showcase their expertise, but in addition develop management and enterprise rules.”

Barnes was the 2009-10 Mr. Basketball USA honoree at Ames (Iowa) and his group completed ranked No. 10 within the FAB 50 driving a 53-game profitable streak.

The inaugural occasion will happen NCAA Last 4 weekend in Atlanta at Morehouse School, one of many nation’s most prestigious traditionally black four-year liberal arts establishments. A objective of the occasion is to help the event of HBCU’s by driving consciousness of Morehouse’s wealthy historical past as an establishment of upper studying. Different essential objectives of the occasion is to assist the members develop there personal private manufacturers and enhance on numerous life expertise via instructional workshops curated by NBPA workers.

Extra data on the occasion, embody eligible collaborating groups and broadcast data, will probably be forthcoming. For extra data on the occasion, please go to

Ronnie Flores is the nationwide Grassroots editor of He may be reached at Don’t neglect to comply with him on Twitter: @RonMFlores