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March 24, 25, 26 | 2023
Manalapan Township, NJ
Boys & Girls | Grades 4-8

The inaugural New Jersey Middle School Basketball Championship is a qualifier-based tournament with two divisions - Travel/Community/Township/School teams and a division for Club teams. The State Championship tournament features top competition from all corners of New Jersey. 

Top Teams to Battle for 2023 State Titles
Coaches, Players and Families: "See YOU At State!" in Manalapan

Upcoming Qualifiers

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League (view all), or through an At-Large Bid to State.

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**Qualifier Tourneys listed Fall 2022
Oct-Dec Mid Jersey Basketball League presented by Monroe Sports Center
Central New Jersey

MJBL Website
11/26-27 BballShootout: Thanksgiving Turkey Classic
Newark, NJ area
11/26-27 Competitive Edge Sports Turkey Jam
King of Prussia
New Jersey teams both school/travel and club
can qualify for the NJ State Championship
by placing 1st or 2nd at a Competitive Edge event
11/26-27 Full Court Press: The Gobbler Games @ Sportika
Manalapan, NJ
New Jersey
Full Court Press Website
12/3-4 BballShootout: Winterfest Jam 1 & 2
Newark, NJ area
12/3-4 Full Court Press: The Winter Opener @ Sportika
Manalapan, NJ
New Jersey
Full Court Press Website

2023 Tournament Info

Qualified Teams

Top Venues

Tournament Hotels


All team rosters are verified by the State Eligibility Committee prior to tournament play.  Last season, we reviewed 17,250 Proof of Eligibility documents!

GRANDFATHER EXCEPTION:  Any player who participated in a prior State tournament is automatically approved for 2023 play and does not need to re-submit Proof of Eligibility (POE) documents.  However, ALL players, returning or not, are required to have a new Parent/Guardian Waiver submitted for 2023.


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

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