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March 1, 2013

The 2013 North American Basketball Invitational Tournament
 
July 17 - 21, 2013
 Phoenix, Arizona

Native American athletes are among the most talented in the world, and their passion for basketball goes back many generations.  However, many reservations are desolate and isolated, so most Native youth can't showcase their talents to secure college athletic scholarships.

The NABI (Native American Basketball Invitational) tournament enables these athletes to showcase these skills.

NABI is the largest all Native American basketball tournament in North America. Since 2003, NABI has partnered with the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury to serve over 10,000 youth. More than 50 youth have earned basketball scholarships, and one has gone pro.  In addition, NABI's College Scholarship Fund has provided over $75,000 in financial aid to NABI athletes pursuing higher education.

Upon NABI's urging, the NCAA honors tribal sovereignty by exempting tribal tournaments from their "same state" rule.  NABI became the first all Native basketball tournament certified by the NCAA. Today, it attracts college scouts from across the U.S.

NABT Draft Video (Alaska)                    Native American Basketball Tournaments List (all states)

The NABI Foundation also hosts a large College & Career Fair during the tournament dates. The fair brings educational and career organizations to Native youth.

The tournament continues to draw the support of Nike and has been featured in national media outlets such as: Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, USA Today, New York Times and many more.
 

NABI Program Objectives
Advance and increase the number of Native American Athletes in college and pro-sports
Use sports as a tool to inspire higher education in Native American high school athletes
Showcase Native American athletes at a five day national tournament
Educational Workshops that teach life skills and inspire
College and Career Fair
Championship Games played at the home of the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury
Grant financial aid and create college

NABT Draft
March 14-16, 2013
 University of Alaska Fairbanks
 www.weio.org

 

Native American Basketball Tournaments
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March and April, 2013 Native American Basketball Tournaments
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Alabama Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

Alaska Basketball Tournaments

Date: March 14 - 16, 2013
Name: North American Basketball Tournament
Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Patty Center
Division: Mens, Womens, and Masters (over 40)

Arkansas Basketball Tournaments
No submitted tournaments.

Arizona Basketball Tournaments

Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: 11u co-ed, 14under girls and 14 under boys
Location: Chinle High School Gym
Division: 11 under co-ed, 14under Girls and 14 Boys
Date: February 28, 2013 to March 3, 2013
Name: Big John's All-Indian $10,000 basketball Tournament
Location: 302 N. Chief Ave. Whiteriver, Az. 85941
Division: Mens
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: AZ STARZ SHOOT- OUT
Location: Chinle High School GYM, Chinle Az
Division: 14under, 15 under 17 under BOYS
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: Lake Powell Gunners March Madness
Location: Page, AZ, High School Gym
Division: 10u co-ed, 12under girls and 12 under boys, 14under girls and 14 under boys
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: Jr. High School Basketball Tournament
Location: Maricopa, AZ/Ak-Chin Gym
Division: Must be in Jr. High and/or 6-th-9th Grade/Boys & Girls Division

Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: "Heartbreakers" Co-Ed Double Elimination Basketball Tournament
Location: Jeddito School Gym, Jeddito, AZ
Division: Open Co-Ed Basketball Tournament, 5 women, 5 men teams, 12-Team Double Elimination.
Date: March 6 - 10, 2013
Name: 8th Annual BEARCAT GARMENT PRINT Open Basketball Tournament
Location: San Carlos Burdette Hall San Carlos, AZ
Division: MEN- WOMEN- & MASTER 35 AND OVER
Date: March 7 - 10, 2013
Name: Austin.P.Bancroft
Location: Aday Memorial Hall. Whiteriver AZ.
Division: Mens-18+over- Masters45+over-HighSchoolBoys-Must be in School-
Date: March 7 - 9, 2013
Name: 16 and under co-ed Tournament
Location: Lukachukai, AZ
 
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: March Madness Boy's Basketball Tournament
Location: Middle Verde Gym Camp Verde, AZ
Division: Age Group 10-12 and 13-14 (8 teams in each category)
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: Lake Powell Gunners March Madness
Location: Page, AZ, High School Gym
Division: 10u co-ed, 12under girls and 12 under boys, 14under girls and 14 under boys
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: March Madness
Location: Tuba City, AZ Greyhills Academy High School Gym
Division: 14 and Under (Coed), 10 and Under (Coed), 8 and Under (Coed).
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: 2013 Spring Jam Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Many Farms Public School Gym
Division: Open Men's and Women's
Date: MARCH 14 - 17, 2013
Name: MUL-CHU-THA FAIR & RODEO ALL INDIAN MEN & WOMENS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Location: BLACKWATER
Date: MARCH 14 - 17, 2013
Name: SPRING SHARPSHOOTER TOURNAMENT
Location: BURDETTE HALL GYMNASIUM
Division: MEN / WOMEN / H.S. BOYS & GIRLS
Date: March 14 - 17, 2013
Name: 9th Annual St. Patrick's Day High School Basketball Tournament
Location: Maricopa, AZ/Ak-Chin Gym
Division: High School Boys & Girls Division
Date: March 15 - 17, 2013
Name: Spring Shootout
Location: Chinle High School, Chinle, AZ
Division: Open Mens & Co-Ed
Date: March 16 - 17, 2013
Name: Big John's 40 & over masters $2000 basketball tournament
Location: 302 N. Chief Ave. Whiteriver, Az. 85941
Division: Open
Date: March 22 - 23, 2013
Name: 4th Annual "Running For God"
Location: Parker Arizona Irataba Hall
Division: Mens Open
Additional Information: Voted by the past players as Western Arizonas best and competitve basketball tournament.
Date: March 28 - 31, 2013
Name: Big John's Open Mens $10,000 basketball Tournament
Location: 302 N. Chief Ave. Whiteriver, Az. 85941
Division: Mens
Date: April 11 - 14, 2013
Name: Ak-Chin Road to NABI Basketball Tournament
Location: Maricopa, AZ/Ak-Chin Gym
Division: High School; Boys & Girls Division
Date: April 25 - 28, 2013
Name: Big John's $5000 All-Indian basketball Tournament
Location: 302 N. Chief Ave. Whiteriver, Az. 85941
Division: Mens
Date: April 26 - 27, 2013
Name: Go Hard Or Go Home 2
Location: Ft. Yuma, CA/ Yuma, AZ Quechan community center
Division: Men
Date: June 28 - 30, 2013
Name: 5th Annual Annette's Native Walkers Men & Women's Basketball Tournament
Location: Middle Verde Gym Camp Verde, AZ
Division: Open Men & Women
Date: July 17 - 21, 2013
Name: 11th Annual NABI Basketball Tournament
Location: Phoenix, Arizona. Various Gyms throughout the valley for Pool & Bracket Play. Championship games played Sunday July 21st at US Airways Center.
Division: Varsity Level
Date: November 8 - 10, 2013
Name: 14th Annual Salton L. Reede Veterans Memorial Basketball Tournament
Location: San Carlos Apache Reservation. San Carlos AZ
Division: Mens, Womens & Master Men

 Connecticut Basketball Tournaments
No submitted tournaments.

California Basketball Tournaments


Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: Northcoast Hoop it up
Location: TBA, Northern California. Call for details*
Division: OPEN Mens/ Womens High School
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: 52nd Annual All-Indian Tournament
Location: Hoopa, CA. Mattz Gymnasium
Division: Any native american man who is enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
Date: March 8 - 9, 2013
Name: Quechan Parks & Recreation $1000 All Indian Winner Take All
Location: Quechan Community Center 604 Picacho Rd. Winterhaven Ca, 92283
Division: Men's All Indian
Date: March 23 - 24, 2013
Name: IT'S THE ANNUAL SPRING BREAK TRADITION! IT'S THE FAMED SPK/ARC DUEL IN THE DESERT!"
Location: PALM DESERT, CA.
Date: April 12 - 13, 2013
Name: Quechan Parks & Recreation Jr. High Sring Jam
Location: Quechan Community Center 604 Picacho Rd. Winterhaven Ca, 92283
Division: Co-ed Jr. HIgh
Date: April 19 - 20, 2013
Name: Spring Shootout
Location: Parks & Recreation 604 Picacho Rd. Winterhaven Ca, 92283
Division: Co-Ed High School
Date: May 10 - 11, 2013
Name: $1000 Men's Open
Location: Parks & Recreation 604 Picacho Rd. Winterhaven Ca, 92283
Division: Men's Open
Date: October 11 - 12, 2013
Name: Over The NDN Hill Basketball tournament
Location: Parks & Recreation 604 Picacho Rd. Winterhaven Ca, 92283
Division: 45 and older

 Delaware Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Canada Basketball Tournaments

Date: March 14 - 17, 2013
Name: First Annual Musqueam and NEC All-Nations Basketball Classic
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Musqueam Community Centre
Division: Senior Men and Women
Date: April 25 - 27, 2013
Name: 34th annual BLACKFOOT INVITATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Location: Siksika Nation, Alberta Canada. Deerfoot Sportsplex gym
Division: Open Mens & Ladies divisions

 Florida Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Colorado Basketball Tournaments

Date: March 23 - 24, 2013
Name: Bad Girl basketball tournament
Location: Towaoc, Colorado. Ute Mountain Recreation Center.
Division: Womens open True Double elimination 16 teams 9 women roster
Date: May 25 - 27, 2013
Name: AAU Super Regional
Location: Colorado Springs
Division: 4th-12th Girls and Boys

Georgia Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Idaho Basketball Tournaments
Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: 49th Annual Nez Perce Nation All Indian Men's Basketball Tournament
Location: Lapwai, Idaho Pi-Nee-Waus Community Center
Division: Men's All Indian
Date: MARCH 7 - 9, 2013
Name: MENS 6FT AND UNDER ALL-INDIAN
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: MENS
Hawaii Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Date: MARCH 21 - 23, 2013
Name: JR. BOYS ALL INDIAN 12-14 YRS
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: BOYS 12-14 YRS
Date: MARCH 21 - 23, 2013
Name: JR. GIRLS ALL-INDIAN 12-14 YRS
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: GIRLS 12-14 YRS
Date: MARCH 21 - 23, 2013
Name: 11 & UNDER BOYS ALL-INDIAN
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: 11 YRS AND UNDER BOYS
Date: MARCH 21 - 23, 2013
Name: 11 & UNDER GIRLS ALL-INDIAN
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: 11YRS AND UNDER GIRLS
Date: APRIL 4 - 6, 2013
Name: MENS CLASSIC 40+, 50+, 60+, 65+
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: MENS
Date: April 19 - 21, 2013
Name: 4th Annual "Play In Your Moccasins" Youth Basketball Tournament
Location: Lapwai, ID, Lapwai High School and Pi-nee-waus
Division: 18UB & 18UG, 16UB, 14UB &14UG, 12Ucoed, 9Ucoed.
Date: APRIL 25 - 27, 2013
Name: HIGH SCHOOL BOYS 18 AND UNDER
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: BOYS 18YRS AND UNDER
Date: APRIL 25 - 27, 2013
Name: HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS 18 & UNDER
Location: FORT HALL, IDAHO
Division: GIRLS 18YRS & UNDER
Illinois Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

Indiana Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Kansas Basketball Tournaments
Date: April 27 - 28, 2013
Name: 2nd Annual Hutch Heat Tourney
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas
Division: Open Adult
Iowa Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Kentucky Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Louisiana Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

Maine Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Maryland Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

Massachusetts Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Michigan Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Minnesota Basketball Tournaments
Date: March 15 - 16, 2013
Name: Hardwood Classic
Location: Waubun, MN Waubun High School
Division: Men's & Women's (18+ yrs of age)
Date: May 3 - 5, 2013
Name: Nett Lake Baller's Tourney
Location: Nett Lake, MN
Division: Men's
Mississippi Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

 

Montana Basketball Tournaments
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: 2nd annual Rez Ballerz Open
Location: Poplar Cultural Center - Poplar Mt
Date: March 28 - 31, 2013
Name: 5th annual Easter Classic
Location: Heart Butte High School
Division: K- Adult Divisions
Missouri Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

 

Nevada Basketball Tournaments
Date: March 15 - 17, 2013
Name: 9th Annual Fallon Shoot Out
Location: Churchill County High School Gym, Fallon, Nevada
Division: Coed Youth
Date: March 29 - 31, 2013
Name: Earl Dunn Memorial All Indian Basketball Tournament
Location: Nixon Gym, Nixon, Nevada
Division: Men's (All Indian)
New Hampshire Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

 

New Mexico Basketball Tournaments
New Jersey Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

Date: March 15 - 16, 2013
Name: Idaho Bound
Location: Chief Manuleto Gym, Gallup, New Mexico
Division: Mens Over Da Hill 40 & Over, 11 & Under Co-ed Division
Date: March 16 - 17, 2013
Name: 2nd Annual Miyamura March Madness
Location: Gallup, New Mexico
Division: 18+ open tournament, separate mens and womens brackets

 

Date: March 9 - 10, 2013
Name: 3rd Annual Ballerz For Autism (In Honor of Jonathan Romero Jr.)
Location: Miyamura High School (Both Gyms)
Division: Boys and Girls 4th-5th Grade AND Boys 6th-8th
Date: March 20 - 24, 2013
Name: 2nd Annual Peshlakai Angels Don't Drink and Drive Memorial Bball Tourney
Location: Newcomb, NM
Division: Men and Women, 12 and Under boys and girls.
Date: April 25 - 27, 2013
Name: Gathering of All Nations Tourney
Location: Albuquerque, NM Temple Baptist School
Date: March 16 - 17, 2013
Name: I Love Basketball
Location: Nageezi Multi-Purpose Building/Gymnasium
Division: Open Men's and Women's
Date: April 26 - 28, 2013
Name: 4th Annual "Native America" Shootout 2013 during the Gathering of Nation
Location: UNM Johnson Ctr., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Division: All-Indian Men & Women (10-players/team)
 Ohio Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

 

New York Basketball Tournaments
Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: Iroquois Legends All-Native Basketball Tournament
Location: Irving, New York, Cattaraugus Community Center
Division: Men's & Women's age divisions: 30-39, 40-49. Men's only: 50 & Over.
Date: March 15 - 17, 2013
Name: I.M.O.K.A.
Location: Tonawanda Indian Reserve
Deadline & Entry Fee: Men:300 Womens:250
Pennsylvania Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

 

 Oregon Basketball Tournament
Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: Warm Springs Cougars All Indian 12 & Under Coe-ed, Boys 15 Years-Under
Location: Warm Springs Community Center Gym. Warm Springs, Oregon
Division: All Indian 12 Years & Under Co-ed Division, All Indian Boys 15 & Under
Date: April 4 - 7, 2013
Name: 21st Annual Warm Springs Cougars All Indian High School Boy's/Girl's
Location: Warm Springs Community Center/W.S. Elementary Gym, Warm Springs, Oregon
Division: All Indian High School Boys/Girl's
Date: April 12 - 14, 2013
Name: CTUIR 6 foot and under basketball tournament
Location: Umatilla Rez 97801
Division: 6 foot and under mens
Date: April 12 - 14, 2013
Name: CTUIR OPEN WOMEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Location: MISSION GYM 97801
Division: WOMEN OPEN
Rhode Island Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

South Carolina Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

South Dakota Basketball Tournaments
Date: March 22 - 24, 2013
Name: 16 Team Men's Tournament
Location: Kyle, SD
Division: Men's
Date: April 6 - 8, 2013
Name: Marvin Hudson Lewis Memorial Basketball Tournament
Location: Rapid City, SD, Stevens High School
Date: April 6 - 7, 2013
Name: Hard Wood Legends Open Basketball Tournament
Location: Lower Brule, SD
Division: mens open 30 yrs old and over basketball tournament
 Tennessee Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Texas Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Utah Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Vermont Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Virginia Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments.

West Virginia Basketball Tournaments

No submitted tournaments

Washington Basketball Tournaments
Date: February 22 - 24, 2013
Name: bob ward mens basketball tournament
Location: akalat center lapush wa. 98350
Division: all native mens plus one token
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: Shawn M. Cordero Memorial Tournament
Location: 15838 Sandy Hook Rd Suquamish, Wa Old Tribal Center Gym
Division: mens native Plus one (10 man roster)
Date: March 1 - 3, 2013
Name: 50+ Legends & 10 Under
Location: Nisqually Youth & Community Center
Division: 50 & over and 10 and under
Date: March 8 - 10, 2013
Name: Peone Last Name Braggin Rights
Location: Springdale Wa. HS and MS Gyms
Division: Co-Ed
Date: March 22-24, 2013
Name: 2nd Annual Barney Memorial Tournament
Location: Toppenish, WA. Toppenish Community Center on Meyers RD.
Division: Mens Open
Date: March 22 - 24, 2013
Name: Dale Klatush Sr. Memorial Tournament
Location: Chehalis Tribal Community Center, Oakville, Wa
Division: Mens
Date: March 29 - 31, 2013
Name: Alvina Dillon Youth Basketball Tournament
Location: Chief Leschi Schools. 5625 52nd St. E. Puyallup, WA 98371
Division: Youth - 11U Co-ed, 13U Boys, 13U Girls, 15U Boys, 15U Girls, High school Boys,High School Girls.
Date: MARCH 29 - 31, 2013
Name: REDWING MEMORIAL
Location: SKOKOMISH NATION. WASHINGTON 98584. HOOD CANAL GYM
Division: MEN
Date: March 29 - 31, 2013
Name: 2nd Annual Barney Memorial Tournament
Location: Toppenish, WA at Toppenish Community Center on Meyers RD.
Division: 19 & under plus 1
Date: April 12 - 14, 2013
Name: LUMMI YOUTH TOURNEY
Location: 2334 lummi view dr bellingham wa 98226
Division: 18under b/g, 15under boys, 12, 10under boys or girls
Date: April 19 - 21, 2013
Name: 2nd annual zebidiah pluff memorial
Location: puyallup WA Chief Leschi School
Division: 10u, 13u, 15u boys or girls, 18u boys and girls, and adult
Date: April 26 - 28, 2013
Name: Puyallup Nation All Chiefs Youth Basketball Tournament
Location: Chief Leschi School. 5625 52nd St. E. Puyallup, WA 98371
Division: Youth - 11U Co-ed, 13U Boys, 13U Girls, 15U Girls, 15U Boys, High School Boys, High School Girls.
Wisconsin Basketball Tournaments
Date: February 23 - 24, 2013
Name: menominee shootout
Location: keshena wisconsin, hs and primary school both wooden full courts.
Division: 7-8 grade boys or mixed and can play up.
Wyoming Basketball Tournaments

Date: April 12 - 14, 2013
Name: Hoop Dream Teen Tournament
Location: Ft Washakie, WY Rocky Mountain Hall and The E.S. Boys & Girls Club
Division: 14-19 Teen Boys & Girls

 

 

 


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