2nd Annual Arizona Middle School Basketball Championship

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Date(s): March 2 - March 4

Sporting Chance Center
2100 W Curtis Rd, Tucson



Contact: Eric Stern
Phone: 520-329-4844 x2

Website: www.statebasketballchampionship.com/arizona


The Championship is for boys and girls, grades 4-8th, and will be held at the five court Sporting Chance Center and on the U of A campus.

Our State tournaments are the largest qualifier-based events in the nation and require all teams to earn their spot at State through their performance in local leagues and tournaments. A few state tourneys will again have 300+ teams competing. Below are a few features that make our events unique:

  • Competition. Separate divisions, and multiple levels, for school/feeder teams and for club/all-star teams. Divisions are grade-based which ensures balanced play against similar teams to yours.
  • Proof of Eligibility. All players must submit documentation to verify their grade in school before their team becomes eligible to compete. School/feeder teams must also supply player addresses or school affiliation.
  • Independently run. Our organization does not operate any other tournaments or leagues in the state. This ensures fair treatment of all teams for seeding, scheduling and assignment of courts and officials.
  • Geographic diversity. Our events bring in teams from all parts of the state offering fresh competition rather than the same faces you see every weekend.
  • Minimum 4 game guarantee and stopped clock games.

Upcoming Qualifier Tourneys (thru Jan 15)

Dec 2-3 Southwest Showcase Holiday Classic American Sports Center and Kroc Center
Dec 7-9 Boys Middle School Holiday Tournament presented by City of Tempe
Dec 8-10 Junior Hoophall West Chaparral HS and area gyms, presented by Just4Hoopin
Dec 16-17 Tucson Holiday Tip-Off Sporting Chance Center
Jan 6-7 Winter Classic American Sports Center, presented by Cinco de Mayo Basketball
Jan 12-15 27th annual Arizona Junior High Basketball Tournament (Phoenix)
Jan 13-15 The Real MLK Classic (Mesa) presented by Just4Hoopin and Revolution Sports

Future dates – click here for the full season-long list of Qualifier Tourneys and Leagues

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