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Basketball on the Bayou

Basketball on the Bayou
July 22-25, 2021
New Orleans Convention Center
$795 Registration
5 Game Guarantee


Schedules will be posted Sunday, July 18th at 10pm

Featuring some of the TOP EYBL Programs  15u and 14u teams as well secondary 17u and 16u teams. Best place for college coaches to begin compiling their 2023, 2024 and 2025 recruiting list. 

Top Independent teams will be in attendance.

After taking a year off due to pandemic, the 18th Annual Basketball on the Bayou is proud to announce its return the Downtown New Orleans Convention Center.  

Even more exciting news, with the introduction of the The Big Easy Hoopfest, hosted by the legendary programs DFW Elite, Essence, Indiana Lady GymRats, Team TakeOver in New Orleans now becomes the hot bed destination spot for basketball the second half of July.

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 Pro and Collegiate Stars: Kalani Brown, Tierra McCowan, Aja Wilson, Brittany Griner, Maya Moore, Alaina Coates, Odyssey Sims, Kelsey Bone, Moriah Jefferson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Tiffany Hayes, Erica Wheeler, Kaila Charles, LaShann Higgs, Chennedy Carter, Jordan Nixon, Asia Durr, Lauren Cox, Rennia Davis, DiDi Richards, Zaay Green, Juicy Landrum,  just to name a few.

Procedures and Precautions

The task force that the Governor’s office has commissioned will have sanitation standards. These will be applied pre-event, several times throughout the day during the entire event, and extensive nightly sanitation that will exceed the national standard. The standards will also be applied to participating hotels, all storefronts, and all restaurants. The Pontchartrain Center will be sanitized to be COVID-19 free prior to the event daily and nightly throughout the event. 

The number of courts will be limited this year bringing the crowd size down significantly. All of our contracted hotels have committed to plans to thoroughly sanitize rooms prior to arrival and throughout the entire stay at the hotel.

Plan of action 

  • Temperature checks of all the players, coaches, and spectators. Anyone with a temperature of over 100.4° will not be allowed into the event.
  • Designated space for social distances
  • Masks to be worn by all staff
  • Masks recommended to be worn by all spectators
  • Separate entry and exit ways
  • Courts and benches will be cleared after each game before next set of teams will be allowed to the court and benches
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the building


2022 Division -  Rising Seniors and below
2023 Division -  Rising Juniors and below
2024  Division  - Rising Sophomores and below
2025  Division  - Rising Freshman and below (current 8th grade)
2026  Division -  Rising 8th Grade and below (current 7th grade)
2027 Division  - Rising 7th Grade and below (current 6th grade)


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

Basketball on the Bayou Preliminary Tournament Format

Thursday, July 22nd Coaches Registration 10:00a 9:00p
Thursday, July 22nd Pool Game(s) 4:00p 10:00p
Friday, July 23rd Pool Game(s) 9:00a 10:00p
Saturday, July 24th Pool and/or Bracket Game(s) 9:00a 10:00p
Sunday, July 25th Bracket Games 9:00a 5:00p



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. 

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

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact 850.556.1209 or

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


New Orleans Armstrong International Airport                 15 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.