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Updated Monday, March 16th at 12:07pm

Dear Coaches and Team Managers:

It is with deep sadness that, due to the national COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Pennsylvania Middle School Basketball Boys Championship scheduled for March 20-22nd was forced to cancel.  We are committed to holding this event for the 200+ registered teams who earned their spots this year and our staff is currently investigating all options including rescheduling as soon as the national health authorities recommend.

A few immediate updates:

Pre-purchased Spectator Tickets.  We have begun issuing a full refund to individuals who purchased spectator tickets online. Ticket refunds will be made via the exact payment method used for purchase.  Given the thousands of tickets purchased nationally, please allow 2-3 weeks for all refunds to be processed.

State Apparel.  All purchased orders are being fulfilled and shipped to families.  This fulfillment is expected to be complete by end of day on Wednesday, March 18th.  For further questions, please contact the tournament supplier, Printed On Site at

The safety and health of our statewide youth basketball community during this challenging and unprecedented time for everyone is our top priority.  We will communicate back with you just as soon as we have more details regarding our postponed event.

Executive Board
State Basketball Championship

***Update Mar 3rd: State Tourney is sold out at over 200 teams with a few spots being reserved for late season qualifying teams.
To be added to our Wait List, please email


March 20, 21, 22
State College-Centre County

Registration Deadline: March 9

The 2nd Annual State Championship is a school/township-only tournament featuring qualified teams from all corners of Pennsylvania.

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


All team rosters are verified by the State Eligibility Committee prior to tournament play. Last season, we reviewed 12,746 Proof of Eligibility documents!


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

What to expect in 2020

Qualified Teams




2020 State Championship apparel is available now!

Pre-order your merchandise to save money and skip the lines at the event.

Tune in


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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