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Basketball on the Bayou

Morial Convention Center
Downtown New Orleans, LA

Thursday, July  23 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

February Early Bird Registration:  $725
Regular Registration: $895

$250 deposit to hold $170 Savings
Deadline for deposit to hold early bird spot – February 3rd  
$250 due at time of registration
The remaining $475 is collected in 2 equal payments of $237.50 each on March 3rd  and April 3rd   

The 18th Annual Basketball on the Bayou is proud to announce that it will be hosted in the Downtown New Orleans Convention Center.  Last year we hosted over 250 teams and 500 college coaches/scouts in the beautiful downtown New Orleans at the Morial Convention Center. This year we will do it all over again under one roof for 3 days from Thursday, July 23rd – Saturday, July 25th.
 

Basketball on the Bayou is one of the few events that historically brings together the nation’s elite programs from the Nike, Adidas, Under Armor, Mike White, PBR, Independent circuits.  Our alumni list includes current prep stars: Kalani Brown, Tierra McCowan, Kaila Charles, LaShann Higgs, Chennedy Carter, Jordan Nixon, Asia Durr, Lauren Cox, Rennia Davis, DiDi Richards, Zaay Green, Juicy Landrum, as well as some former great prep stars now Collegiate or Pro stars: Aja Wilson, Brittany Griner, Maya Moore, Alaina Coates, Odyssey Sims, Kelsey Bone, Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Tiffany Hayes, Erica Wheeler  just to name a few.

COME JOIN THE FESTIVAL…WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!!! 

Event Sold Out Last 10 years - Expected to Sell out again

4+ game guarantee

NCAA REQUIREMENTS

Coaches and Athletes that register MUST comply with all NCAA regulations.  Every Coach must be licensed in the NEW system for 2019. Your license obtained last year is no longer Valid. In  order to be eligible to coach at NCAA-certified events obtain your USA Basketball Gold License link.

​Click Here for additional instructions to be compliant. If coaches and players are not compliant, they will not be allowed to participate in the event.

CLICK HERE FOR NCAA REQUIREMENTS AND ROSTER INFORMATION

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 Divisions

2021 Division -  Rising Seniors and below
2022 Division -  Rising Juniors and below
2023  Division  - Rising Sophomores and below
2024  Division  - Rising Freshman and below (current 8th grade)
2025  Division -  Rising 8th Grade and below (current 7th grade)
2026 Division  - Rising 7th Grade and below (current 6th grade)

ALL TEAMS REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY IN ALL DIVISIONS OF THE TOURNAMENT. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

TEAM ARRIVAL
Practice Times will be available during the following times
Wednesday, July 22nd                          6:00p - 9:00p
Thursday, July 23rd                                9:00a - 11:00a


All teams will have mandatory coaches registration and certification. 

TEAM REGISTRATION  and TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

TRAVEL COACHES CERTIFICATION CHECK-IN
Convention Center
Wednesday, July 21st                    7:00p - 9:00p
Thursday,  July 22nd                       9:00a - 11:00a


CLICK HERE FOR NCAA REQUIREMENTS AND ROSTER INFORMATION

There will only 1 game on the afternoon/evening of July 23rd.

All teams must stay in approved hotels. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Preliminary Tournament Format

DATE GAME START TIME END TIME
Wednesday, July 22nd Coaches Registration 7:00p 9:00p
Thursday, July 23rd Coaches Registration 9:30a 12:00p
Thursday, July 23rd 1 Pool Game Games start after 1p 10:00p
Friday, July 24th 2 (Pool and/or Bracket) 8:30a 10:00p
Saturday, July 25th Final 4 Games 8:30a 2:00p
Saturday, July 25th Championship Games 2:00p 7:00p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

HOUSING REQUIREMENTS

Basketball on the Bayou is Stay to Play. In order to be eligible to compete in the event, all of your hotel reservations must be made and completed through RBA Travel. 

Click Here to Make Hotel Reservations

There will only 1 game on the afternoon/evening of July 23rd.

All teams must stay in approved hotels. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

 

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact 850.556.1209 or rba.travels@yahoo.com

You will not be considered apart of the event if you do not complete your entire hotel booking through RBA Travel.

There will only 1 game on the afternoon/evening of July 23rd.

All teams must stay in approved hotels. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

All teams must stay in hotels booked through RBA Travel. There will be an additional charge of$300.00 per team that does not stay in an assigned hotel booked only through RBA Travel. NO EXCEPTIONS

The team(s) will not be considered apart of the event if hotel room reservations are not completed for the team and parents entirely through RBA Travel. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

AIRPORTS

New Orleans Armstrong International Airport                 5 miles
Gulf-Biloxi International Airport                                                76 miles
Jackson (MS) International Airport                                          194 miles

SHUTTLE SERVICES are offered by various companies throughout the city for travel to and from the airport. Also available for travel to various areas around the cities.  You will need to contact them on your own.

DIRECTIONS, LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING AT THE CONVENTION CENTER

The Convention Center does provide parking at $15 a day (no overnight parking allowed). Parking on the street is free after 7pm.
Many of the hotels downtown are within walking distance to the convention center.

There is also a street car service that runs through out the downtown area.  The streetcar stop is at the Hilton Hotel adjacent to the convention center.

There is space for buses to drop off and pick teams, but bus parking is more expensive and you will have to make arrangements on your own.(www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions