Gold Level Sports & Entertainment and National Basketball Players Association Team Up with FOX Sports and NBA TV to Broadcast Inaugural High School National Championship Event, The Throne

Gold Level Sports & Entertainment and National Basketball Players Association Team Up with FOX Sports and NBA TV to Broadcast Inaugural High School National Championship Event, The Throne

Taking place from March 29-April 1, 2023, at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, The Throne is a one-of-a-kind platform that will bring a single elimination bracket-style basketball tournament to the high school ranks 

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 3, 2023 – Gold Level Sports and Entertainment and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) are proud to team up with FOX Sports and NBA TV to nationally televise The Throne, a one-of-a-kind platform bringing college basketball’s March Madness tournament style to the high school ranks.
The Throne, a four-day single-elimination bracket tournament, will bring together the top sixteen teams in the country to compete for the highest title, National Champions. By partnering with the NBPA and THINK450, the NBPA’s partnership and innovation arm, The Throne will be able to provide off court development sessions and curate an experience with the expertise of current NBA athletes, therefore creating an event “for the players, by the players”.
Starting on Wednesday, March 29, the four days of action-packed matchups will be showcased by FOX Sports across FOX, FS1, and the FOX Sports App as well as NBA TV and the NBA App. FS1 will televise five games throughout the tournament, with the championship matchup on Saturday, April 1 airing on the FOX broadcast network, the first time high school basketball will air on a broadcast network in over twenty years. NBA TV will televise an additional seven games, with one of the semifinal matchups streaming on the NBA App. This will be the first time that NBA TV will be broadcasting high school basketball live.
“This partnership with NBA TV and FOX is groundbreaking for high school sports, and we’re excited to be able to reward these teams for their hard work this season. The best of the best will face-off on the court and off the court players will be able to learn from experts in financial literacy and life skill development,” said Gold Level Sports & Entertainment CEO, Darren Duncan.
“We are thrilled to have these broadcast partners on board to help us highlight the innovative experience that The Throne will provide for these elite athletes and their teams,” said Que Gaskins, President of THINK450. “We are very much looking forward to seeing our collective vision come to life this spring!”
With FOX Sports and NBA TV, the Throne will provide a stage for the next generation of athletes to showcase their talents on a national level and further develop their personal brand. Additionally, player participants will attend educational workshops on various life skills that will be curated by NBPA staff.
The Throne will be unlike any events in the past, taking place at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the only four-year liberal arts institution that is historically black and all male. Beyond being the host site for the event, The Throne aims to support the development of HBCUs by driving awareness to the college’s rich culture and history.
More announcements will come including team selections and ticket sale dates.
WHEN: March 29 - April 1, 2023
WHERE: Forbes Arena at Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314      

MEDIA: Those available for interview include The Throne President Darren Duncan, Vice President Jackie Nunes, and current NBA Player Danny Green.

For additional information about The Throne or to request an interview, please contact:

About Gold Level Sports & Entertainment 
Gold Level Sports & Entertainment (Gold Level) is a brand marketing firm with expertise in creating sporting opportunities for the next generation of athletes. Gold Level specializes in event operations, television productions, digital engagement, media relations, and developing marketing strategies for brands to increase their sales revenue. Gold Level shares their love for sports with the youth of tomorrow. Gold Level was founded by Danny Green (NBA Champion and current player) and Darren Duncan (former professional international basketball player) – both of whom are actively involved in coaching, training, and youth development through basketball.

About the NBPA
The National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Established in 1954, the NBPA’s mission is to protect and support the rights and talents of our players, magnify the power of their collective will, and amplify their voices as leaders who will transcend sport and society globally.

The NBPA advocates on behalf of the best interests of all NBA players, including the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, or counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the for-profit subsidiary of the NBPA charged with managing the players’ group licensing rights.

Dedicated to preserving the legacy of its members, the NBPA Foundation provides support and assistance to persons, communities, and organizations around the world that seek to improve the lives of those in need.

About THINK450
THINK450 is the innovation and partnership engine of the NBPA, dedicated to uncovering shared interests between the 450 players and leading brands to build more engaging partnerships. Together with its partners, THINK450 creates innovative ideas that engage fans, stir them to action, and earn brands the right to participate in cultural conversations. For more information, visit