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IMPORTANT STATE COLLEGE HOTEL UPDATE (JAN 15, 2023). After establishing dates and securing courts for our championship weekends in State College, two major concert events were announced. Bruce Springsteen (Mar 18) and Kenny Chesney (Mar 25) will be playing in the Bryce Jordan Center which has cut deeply into the supply of local hotel rooms. As of January 15th, all rooms in State College have been sold. If your team and families are traveling to State and have not booked lodging, you are urged to do so NOW at a hotel in an outlying community (i.e. Altoona, Clearfield, Lock Haven, etc). Links to all available properties can be found here: Tourney Hotels and all rooms have been discounted for our tournament families.

Despite the hotel shortage, which is beyond our control, we are expecting the largest field of teams ever to compete in March. We hope to see you there!


March 17-19, 2023 Girls 
March 24-26, 2023 Boys
State College-Centre County
Boys & Girls | Grades 4-8

The 5th Annual State Championship is a school/township-only tournament featuring qualified teams from all corners of Pennsylvania.

Wide Geographic Diversity

The 2022 State tournament featured teams from throughout Pennsylvania offering fresh competition for all squads.  Players hailed from 298 zip codes and 234 different towns across the state. Check out the map above with all of the hometowns represented at State!

Upcoming Qualifiers

Teams earn their spot at State by placing 1st or 2nd in an official Qualifier Tournament or League.

Dates Qualifier Tournament Forms Notes
1/21-3/5 Armstrong Drugs Kill Dreams Tournament 2023 Flyer
Roster Form
boys 3rd-8th
2/15-19 SAEBA Winter Jam
2023 Flyer girls 3rd-6th
2/17-19 Presidents Day Basketball Tournament
Hosted by Spring-Ford Youth Basketball
2023 Flyer boys 3rd-8th and girls 4th-8th
2/17-19 February Frenzy
Hosted by South Fayette Girls Basketball Association
2023 Flyer girls 3rd-8th
2/17-19 Franklin Regional Panther Hoops Classic (boys)
2023 Flyer boys 3rd-7th
2/18-19 Chocolatetown USA Boys Basketball Tournament 2023
2023 Flyer and Registration boys 4th-9th
2/20 Presidents Weekend Shootout
New Castle and Youngstown
2023 Flyer boys & girls 3rd-8th
2/20 Competitive Edge Sports President's Day Shootout
King of Prussia
PA school/township teams will be invited to the PA State Tournament and all NJ teams and PA Club teams will be invited to the NJ State Tournament boys and girls 3rd-8th

2023 Tournament Info

Qualified Teams




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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2019 State Championship Recap

The 2019 State Championship was a record-smashing inaugural event featuring 123 school/township teams from all corners of the State. Teams made the trip to State College to face fresh competition and create lifelong memories with their teammates and families. Last year’s tourney crowned State Champs from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and many townships in between!

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