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Updated September 18, 2021

After the COVID-19 related cancellations of the 2020 and 2021 state tournaments, the staff at State Basketball Championship is thrilled to welcome back our thousands of basketball families in 2022!  For years, our event has offered teams an exciting season-ending getaway to State, focused on family fun.   We are expecting over 100 teams again and have moved the event to Champaign where games will be played on the University of Illinois campus!

All teams with registration fee credits from the canceled 2020 State tournament are automatically qualified for, and can apply partial credits to, our event in March of 2022. At this time, no action needs to be taken by coaches/teams to carry forward your auto-qualification and registration credit.  In mid-October, we will email teams with instructions for redeeming their credits, which may also be transferred to other teams within your program.

Also new for this season, all previously approved player Proof of Eligibility documents will carryforward!

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March 18, 19, 20 | 2022
Champaign, IL 

The 5th Annual State Championship is a qualifier-based tournament with two divisions (Club and School) and features top competition from all corners of the Illinois.

Game sites include the University of Illinois campus with 10 courts under one roof!

Wide Geographic Diversity

114 boys and girls teams registered for the 2020 State Championship. Players hailed from 251 zip codes and 176 different towns across Illinois.

COVID-19 put a halt to our tournament this year, but we have our sights set on the 2021-2022 season - and it's shaping up to be our biggest and best. We can't wait to welcome top teams from North, South, and Central Illinois next year! 


All team rosters are verified by the State Eligibility Committee prior to tournament play. Last season, we reviewed 15,730 Proof of Eligibility documents!


State Reps attend many of our Qualifier Tournaments to award top teams with their Gold Ticket invitation to State.

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