NCAA selects Wichita State as regional site for College Basketball Academy

Wichita State University's men's basketball program Friday announced the university and Visit Wichita teamed up for Wichita State's selection as one of four host sites for the second Annual NCAA College Basketball Academy, taking place during a week next summer from July 20 trough July 26.

“We’re thrilled that Wichita has been selected as one of only four sites in the country to host the NCAA’s second annual College Basketball Academy,” said Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development at Visit Wichita. “The success of Wichita State Athletics combined with top-notch facilities has set us up for this win, and the opportunity to host yet another NCAA event.”

Winthrop University, the University of Connecticut and the University of Utah join Wichita State as College Basketball Academy host sites.

The NCAA says he college basketball academy is "a new developmental boys basketball academy for prospective student-athletes in the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022."

"The academy was created in response to recommendations from the Commission on College Basketball that was chaired by former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice. With input from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the academy is designed to give prospective student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience," the NCAA says.

Next summer, Wichita State is the host site for the academy's Midwest Region.