2020/21 Boys and Girls Academy Team Recruitment

2020/21 Boys and Girls Academy Team Recruitment

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County Upper Basketball Academy are now recruiting student athletes for the 2020/21 season.

The academy has been recruiting students from all over the UK since 2008 to build strong, dedicated individuals that play a big part in the success of the team. The strong partnership with West Suffolk Wolves junior teams allows an elite pathway for players to develop and take their skills to the next level. The academy provides a platform for players age 16-19 to showcase talent and provides opportunities for them to play basketball abroad, whilst ensuring education remains a key priority.

Over the past 12 years, 42 of the County Upper Academy players have worked hard to gain a place at universities in the United States. The team has also gained a place in the final 4, had two teams successfully placed in the final 8’s and six teams in the sweet 16’s. Alongside this, the U17 Boys were National Runners up and the U18 Boys placed 3rd in the nation. Most recently, the U19 Girls made school history by becoming Co-National Champions in the 2019/20 season!

The County Upper School U19 Girls Team, with Coach Johnson.
The 2018-19 U19 boys Academy team

All student athletes looking to apply for a place at the academy should be ambitious, hard working and willing to learn. Both the boys and girls teams will have weekly practices with a game most weeks during the season.

What student athletes will experience when becoming a member of the academy:

  • 15 hours of basketball per week
  • High quality coaching and guidance from coaches with experience at the NCAA D1, NCAA D2 level and professional leagues in Europe
  • Games in the Elite Academies Basketball League (EABL) and the Academy Basketball League (ABL)
  • Up to 3 individual practices per week to work on skill development
  • Strong relationships with universities both in the UK and USA
  • A yearly tour to the USA to play college basketball teams and open up opportunities for recruitment in the US
Edit by Jess Yallop

If you would like to show your interest or want to find out more information, please contact djohnson@buryedu.org with the subject of ‘Academy Recruitment’.

Remember to keep up to date with County Upper Academy and West Suffolk Wolves Basketball Club by following us on social media; find the accounts below!


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