National Championship

Indiana University (South Bend) – South Bend, IN – April 12th – 14th, 2019

The National Club Basketball Association is excited to announce the 2019 National Club Basketball National Championship tournament will be returning to the hoosier state and the campus of Indiana University (South Bend) in South Bend, Indiana for a 2nd straight year.  Eight NCBBA teams will advance to the National Championship tournament, which is set to take place Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th. The event will be a single elimination, three-day tournament that will ultimately determine the 2019 National Champion.  On Saturday (April 13th) we will be hosting the 4th annual NCBBA skills competition and 3rd annual NCBBA All Star Game.

South Bend, IN will AGAIN play host to the 2019 NCBBA National Championship Tournament

The varsity gym on the campus of Indiana University - South Bend will once again serve as the host venue for the 2019 NCBBA Championships

The NCBBA has partnered with VSBM to bring the 2019 National Championship BACK to South Bend ! Learn More

Waterford Estates Lodge has officially signed on to be the official lodging partner of the 2019 National Championship. Learn More

National Championship 1-seed Pitt clinched the Great Lakes Regional Title with an 80-72 win over Central Michigan in the championship game.

2-seed Albany earned their way to the National Championship by beating St. John's 70-63 in the North Atlantic Regional Championship game.

3-seed SIUe clinched their bid to the National Championship with a 108-77 win over Indiana in the Mid America Regional Championship game.

5-seed East Carolina defended their South Atlantic Regional Title with a 67-59 win over Coastal in the championship game, and will head to South Bend for the second straight year.

6-seed Boston College beat UMass Lowell 71-68 in the championship game of the New England Regional Tournament to punch their ticket to South Bend.

Cal Poly - Pomona took care of business against Arizona State in the SoPac Regional Title game and will slot in as the 7-seed for the National Championship tournament.

8-seed Georgetown beat Penn in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship game by a final score of 63-51, and will now head to South Bend to take on Albany in the first round of the National Championship tournament.

Stokes was stellar through three games at the NCBBA National Championship Tournament. He averaged over 20 points per game, including a 19-point championship game, to lead the Pirates to a National Title and tournament MVP honors for himself!

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Attendance and Travel Information

Visit South Bend
For more information about South Bend and the surrounding area and attractions, check out the official tourism site of Visit South Bend.


If your trip to the NCBBA National Championship requires you to fly, South Bend International Airport (SBN) is just 20 min from IU – South Bend.  Visit for more details.  Alternate options are Chicago – Midway International Airport (MDW) and Indianapolis International Airport (IND) both of which are just a 2 hour drive from South Bend.


Renting Vehicles
Whether needing vans to get your team to the NCBBA National Championship or simply picking up a car at the airport, consider booking with Avis, official sponsors of the NCBBA.  Besure to use code D712300 when booking to get a discounted rate as well as having the under 25 fee waived.


The NCBBA has partnered with Visit South Bend to create a unique hotel booking portal for teams and fans alike to secure lodging while attending the National Championship.  We have negotiated an exclusive deal with  Waterford Estates Lodge to be the official host hotel of the 2019 NCBBA National Championship with exclusive discounted prices for those attending the tournament.  CLICK HERE to get the exclusive NCBBA Tournament Discount and be sure to book by April 4th before these discounts are gone!


Plug these addresses into your GPS to help you navigate around South Bend during your visit to the NCBBA National Championship:

  • Host Hotel –   Waterford Estates Lodge  – 52890 SR 933 North, South Bend, IN 46637
  • Venue – Indiana University-South Bend – Student Activities Center – 1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615
  • Parking – Teams and spectators should park in the Student Activities Parking Lot at the corner of Mishawaka Ave and 20th St. as seen on the IUSB Campus Map
  • HospitalMemorial Hospital – 615 N. Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601


During your trip to South Bend, please consider visiting some of our local sponsor who have helped to make this a memorable experience for the participants and fans:


Tickets to the NCBBA National Championship are available only at the Ticket Office the day of the game.  NO PRESALE.  Prices for a day pass are $6 for Adults, $5 for Students, and $4 for children 12 and under.  Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted.


Game Day Program
Download a copy of the Official NCBBA National Championship Tournament Program for FREE here.


Continue to check back, more information will be added as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you at the NCBBA National Championship!


Follow Live!

During the NCBBA National Championship, fans not in attendance will have the opportunity to listen to a live play by play broadcast simulcast with live video of all the tournament games over the internet as well as a real time statistical game tracker.


LIVE Play by Play
Follow the LIVE Play by Play / Video simulcast of the NCBBA National Championship Tournament presented by PHENOM ELITE on the CollClubSports Radio Network.  This years simulcast will feature the talents of Ryan Norris (play by play) and Alec Verhoff (commentary).   Pregame shows start 5 min before the scheduled tip of each NCBBA Tournament Game Watch Here!


LIVE Stats
Follow the LIVE Stat Cast of each NCBBA Championship Game HERE!

Game 1: UMass Lowell vs East Carolina: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 2: Boston College vs SIU Edwardsville: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 3: St. John’s vs Pittsburgh: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 4: Georgetown vs U Albany: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 5: Georgetown vs SIU Edwardsville: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 6: East Carolina vs Pittsburgh: VIEW GAME SUMMARY

Game 7: East Carolina vs SIU Edwardsville: VIEW GAME SUMMARY


Skills/All Star Competition

On Saturday April 13th, beginning at NOON EST, the NCBBA will be hosting the 4th annual NCBBA Skills Competition.  Contestants from around the NCBBA will be competing in events such as a Three Point Competition, the NCBBA Obstacle Course, and a Slam Dunk Competition.  Following the Skills Competition, the 3rd annual NCBBA All Star Game will take place featuring participants from the NCBBA National Championship Tournament field.

NCBBA 3-Point Shooting Competition
Participant 1st Round 2nd Round Champ Round
Henry Hulzinger Boston College 35.8 24.8 27.4
Adam Milanese East Carolina 34.5 24.1 45.0
Nick Kosanovich Pittsburgh 34.9 23.1 47.5
Nick Reel SIUe 32.9 28.2 eliminated
Jonathan Barnett Albany 35.4 46.8 eliminated
David Grayson East Carolina 24.3 49.8 eliminated
Luke Doyle Boston College 50.9 eliminated eliminated
Tanner Perez St. John’s 52.9 eliminated eliminated
Steven Goggin UMass Lowell 53.9 eliminated eliminated
Jeffrey Toomey Boston College 1:09.2 eliminated eliminated
Luke Thompson SIUe 1:31.6 eliminated eliminated
Ryan Maloney Georgetown eliminated eliminated eliminated
NCBBA Shooter’s Chaos
Participant 1st Round 2nd Round Champ Round
Ryan Obwemeier SIUe 38 33 44
Noah Lasky St. John’s 33 26 41
Justus Thompson East Carolina 26 31 25
Daniel Haye Albany 27 20 eliminated
Max Lampe Pittsburgh 36 12 eliminated
Eric Stokes East Carolina 35 10 eliminated
Ethan Cook UMass Lowell 25 eliminated eliminated
Alex Blichhan SIUe 20 eliminated eliminated
Nick Marlo SIUe 20 eliminated eliminated
Augustus Busumbru UMass Lowell eliminated eliminated eliminated
Derron Payne Georgetown eliminated eliminated eliminated
Daniel Shlayen Georgetown eliminated eliminated eliminated
NCBBA Obstacle Course
Participant 1st Round 2nd Round Champ Round
Justin Heidig Pittsburgh 40.7 31.8 32.8
Karim Diouf Albany 41.5 40.5 34.7
Alex Blichhan SIUe 30.5 34.3 37.5
Gregory Bormes Boston College 41.0 44.0 eliminated
William Hoey St. John’s 35.4 44.2 eliminated
Patrick McPhee Boston College 34.5 51.6 eliminated
Augustus Busumbru UMass Lowell 52.3 eliminated eliminated
Ryan Obwemeier SIUe 1:00.4 eliminated eliminated
Kennedy Asare UMass Lowell eliminated eliminated eliminated
Mike Cerulli Boston College eliminated eliminated eliminated
Derron Payne Georgetown eliminated eliminated eliminated
Daniel Shlayen Georgetown eliminated eliminated eliminated
NCBBA Slam Dunk Challenge
Participant 1st Round 2nd Round Champ Round
Evan Palmer Boston College 26, 26, 30 27, 28, 30 30
Jalen Rosemond St. John’s 25, 27 29, 23, 27 0
David Kazadi UMass Lowell 23, 25, 27 23 eliminated
Kevin Cox SIUe 23, 23, 30 13, 18 eliminated
Chris Smith Pittsburgh 22 eliminated eliminated
Shiquan Cox East Carolina 17 eliminated eliminated
Steve Votodian Pittsburgh 15 eliminated eliminated
Kojo Dadzie Albany 10 eliminated eliminated


Team Orange – 89
General Manager: Ken Thorne
Head Coach: Robert Montgomery


Kennedy Asare (UMass – Lowell)
Noah Laskey (St. John’s)
Davon Woodard (St. John’s)
Jeffrey Toomey (Boston College)
Daniel Haye (U Albany)
Karim Diouf (U Albany)
Luke Doyle (Boston College)
David Kazadi (UMass – Lowell)
David Hamel-Sellman (UMass – Lowell)
Tanner Perez (St. John’s)


Team Black – 87
General Manager: Ryan Norris
Head Coach: Alec Verhoff


Kojo Dadzie (U Albany)
Steven Goggin (UMass – Lowell)
Augustus Busumbru (UMass – Lowell)
Gregory Bormes (Boston College)
Jorden Miller (U Albany)
Melick Lubin (U Albany)
Evan Palmer (Boston College)
Garpue Barchue (St. John’s)
Andrew Mayleben (Boston College)
Jalen Rosemond (St. John’s)


MVP:  Noah Laskey – 23 points