By: George Courtney

The world’s largest and best Indigenous Basketball Exposure Series comes back to the Valley of the Sun this Summer. Tribe Athletics Native American Junior Nationals tips off June 23rd and will last through the 25th. The event is hosted at Legacy Park which features a 16 court facility. The projection is over 200 teams as more teams are registered for this event early on. This event provides unmatched exposure to college coaches, scouts, and mainstream media outlets. 

The scouts in attendance include James Kelley of Native Student Athlete Prospects, Kameo Williams of Gems in the Gym, BallN Prep , and myself (GC3 Hoops). College scouts are critical to helping provide support to student athletes, families and college coaches in getting prospects to the next level. 

Media outlets in attendance include Overtime Jimmy, Reel Team Six, Timeout, Airamas Media, NDN, and BallerTV. Streaming, videography, and photography assists the recruiting process for college coaches not being able to be in attendance. The directors at Tribe Athletics understand the importance of providing multiple avenues of exposure (print, video, photography, and live streaming). 

In my years of being around Native Basketball, no other platform provides the amount of exposure that Tribe Athletics offers. I am excited to be in attendance to evaluate some of the top prospects in the Indigenous realm. More importantly, assisting getting these student athletes connected with college coaches.