NACA Basketball teams will showcase their talent from Spring City to Sale Creek in the 2014 NACA Tourney.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
We welcome Rhea County residents to enjoy the Nationally ranked teams that will be competing in the upcoming events.Dave Sekura - NACA Executive Director
You will find prep basketball action of the highest caliber tomorrow from Spring City Elementary to Sale Creek High. Teams have traveled from New York to Oklahoma to compete in the prestigious 2014 NACA Basketball Championship. If you are a basketball enthusiast, get an early March Madness fix at a local gym starting tomorrow at 10am.
Games are open to the public and will be played at Fort Bluff Camp as well as in gyms around the county including Spring City Middle, Spring City Elementary, Rhea Middle School, Rhea Central, Sale Creek High and Bryan College. Contact Fort Bluff Camp for ticket information (775-0488) and visit their website for game times and locations (www.nacasports.net).
Featured games will be streamed online thanks to PrepSpin.com. Winning teams will advance in the bracket until the final two teams play for the championship Friday night (8:30pm) at Fort Bluff Camp. Be sure to check out the action and reserve your seat for this nationally recognized event. You will not want to miss the Slam Dunk Contest directly following the championship game. In attendance you’ll find Division 1 scouts and coaches representing the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12 as well as many mid-major conferences. Former tournament alumni have gone on to play in NBA and WNBA. Click here to view a list of former NACA basketball tournament alumni.
Since 1980 the NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) has hosted national high school events for all the major sports with teams participating from 20-25 states annually. Fort Bluff Camp, located on Dayton Mountain, is the home for NACA National Tournaments. Fort Bluff Camp is a Rhea County camp and retreat center which features breathtaking views and first-class facilities.
The event offers not only the competing prep teams in the nation, but also a welcome boost to the local economy. Local residents typically know when a tournament is underway due to all the buses and vans arriving with hundreds of parents and fans filling up hotels, restaurants and stores.