NBPA Announces Youth Summer Basketball Camps in New York and Los Angeles

NBPA Announces Youth Summer Basketball Camps in New York and Los Angeles

The 2023 NBPA camp schedule will feature an inaugural all-girls basketball camp in partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and a partnership with JDS Sports to run the historic Five-Star Basketball Camp

Camp sessions to feature current and former NBPA members Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr., John Starks, Walt Clyde Frazier, WNBPA members Sabrina Ionescu, Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike, Lexie Brown, Angel McCoughtry and more

NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2023 The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is pleased to announce its youth basketball camp schedule for the summer of 2023. For the first time, the NBPA is partnering with its sister union, the WNBPA to host an all-girls basketball camp starting today, July 10, and running through July 12, at Lynwood High School in Lynwood, CA. Additionally, for the 5th year in a row, the NBPA will collaborate with JDS Sports to run the historic Five-Star Basketball Camp designed for boys and girls ages 9-17. The NBPA x Five-Star Basketball Camp will take place at Basketball City Pier 36 in New York City, NY, from July 24-27.

Each NBPA camp session provides expert basketball instruction and focuses on fundamental skill development. Through NBPA camp sessions, youth basketball players will have an opportunity to participate in full-court games, station drills, contests, and more. At the end of each NBPA camp session, youth basketball players will receive written player evaluation & feedback from NBPA camp coaches. 

2023 NBPA camp sessions also include:

  • Financial literacy educational sessions in partnership with JPMorgan Chase.
  • Giveaways, trophies, and an end-of-camp awards ceremony.
  • NBA 2K gaming lounge featuring NBA2K23.
  • Uniforms: Jersey and basketball shorts for all youth basketball players provided by 19nine.

The 2023 NBPA camp schedule is as follows: 




July 10 - 12, 2023

9am - 4pm

Lynwood High School, Lynwood, CA

July 24 - 27, 2023

9am - 4pm

Basketball City Pier 36, New York City, NY

"We are thrilled to be back for what we anticipate to be another great season of summer basketball with our players and partners," said Dan Gladstone, SVP of Business Development & Key Initiatives for THINK450. "This is also our first year hosting an all-girls basketball camp alongside the WNBPA, and our focus is to provide an all-encompassing experience for the grassroots basketball community to develop as leaders both on and off the court."

“We are celebrating the WNBPA's 25th anniversary with a lot of firsts this year including our first-ever girls' camp in partnership with our brother union, the NBPA,” said Terri Jackson, Executive Director of the WNBPA. “The camp allows us to establish the foundation of a new relationship with grassroots basketball and we couldn't be more excited!”

"First-class teaching and solid competition are the two necessary ingredients to advancing your game this summer, and we have both in store for this soon-to-be sold-out session of the NBPA x Five-Star Camp,” said Peter Robert Casey, the CEO and Founding Partner of JDS Sports, the parent company for Five-Star Basketball. “We have some amazing player appearances, and it's a week you don't want to miss."

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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 through the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, the filing of grievances on behalf of the players, and counseling players on benefits, educational and post-NBA career opportunities. Business opportunities are generated by THINK450, the 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 original ideas that engage fans, stir them to action, and earn brands the right to participate in cultural conversations. For more information, visit

About the WNBPA

Established in 1998, the WNBPA is the first of its kind and longest-running union for women athletes. The purpose of the WNBPA is to protect the rights of players and assist them in achieving their full potential on and off the court. The members of the WNBPA are phenomenal and accomplished athletes. The union members play around the world and are, without a doubt, the global ambassadors for the sport.


Over 57 years strong. Over 250,000 alumni and counting. Since 1966, Five-Star has been the undisputed leader in basketball instruction. Founded as the first-basketball specific training camp, Five-Star’s high-intensity curriculum, world-class teaching stations, and competitive gameplay are designed to foster fundamental skill development and help players maximize their potential. The camp’s list of playing and coaching alumni — including Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Bob Knight, Hubie Brown, John Calipari, Brad Stevens and Billy Donovan — are a Who’s Who of Basketball Royalty.[1]

About 2K

Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for video game consoles, personal computers, and mobile devices, with product availability including physical retail and digital download. The Company is home to many talented development studios, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games, 31st Union, Cloud Chamber and HB Studios. 2K’s portfolio currently includes several AAA, sports and entertainment brands, including global powerhouse NBA®️ 2K; renowned BioShock®️, Borderlands®️, Mafia, Sid Meier’s Civilization®️ and XCOM®️ brands; popular WWE®️ 2K and WWE®️ SuperCardfranchises; as well as the critically and commercially acclaimed PGA TOUR®️ 2K. Additional information about 2K and its products may be found at and on the Company’s official social media channels.


2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

About JPMorgan Chase

 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had $4.0 trillion in assets and $285.9 billion in stockholders’ equity as of March 31, 2022. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at

About 19nine

19nine is a premium fashion brand that celebrates the great stories in NCAA basketball. Our promise is to deliver an exclusive apparel collection that delivers an exceptional experience for the college basketball fan. With era-appropriate designs and a narrative consistent with school traditions, we delight students, fans, and alumni with keepsakes that will be cherished for years to come.

We approach each of our products as standalone entities complete with stories and traditions as unique as the fans that shop on gameday. Our creative process begins with school-specific research and draws inspiration from team-issued uniforms, vintage memorabilia, and artifacts found only in school archives. The past meets the present when our vintage-inspired designs are displayed on apparel with modern fit and comfort.