POST GRAD PROGRAM
Welcome to the United States Basketball Academy
The United States Basketball Academy (USBA), established in 1994, is located in the McKenzie River Valley within Oregon’s Cascade Mountain Range. Known for its incredible natural beauty, tourists flock to this mountainous paradise for its outdoor activities including hiking, biking, skiing, camping, rafting, boating and fishing on its many gorgeous lakes, rivers and streams.
The USBA’s 46-acre private campus is located midway between the cities of Sisters and Eugene and contains two full-court indoor basketball courts, weight room, medical trainer’s room, a full-service dining hall for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and cabin living for its basketball trainee residents.
This year, for the first time, the USBA is adding a boys post-graduate team. Sometimes referred to as a “gap year” after high school, our six-month post-graduate program is for high school graduates who wish to take their basketball skills to the next level, grow their strength and athleticism, and increase their exposure to college coaches without starting their NCAA eligibility clock.
We understand that players mature and improve at different rates. Some players mature early and catch the eye of college coaches. Others are late bloomers who need an extra year to develop their athleticism and skills, and knowledge of how to play the way that college coaches need you to play.
Our coaching staff directed by head coach Billy McKnight specializes in improving your overall game so that you can not only take your game to college but be ready to contribute from the first day you step on your college campus.
Coach McKnight’s former players’ accomplishments include:
2 NBA Lottery Picks (#4, #10)
3 McDonald’s All-Americans (one McDonald’s game MVP)
2 One-and-Done players
6 NBA Draft Picks
1 NCAA First Team All-American
16 players signing D1 Scholarships (Between 2015 and 2019)
To take the next step in becoming a member of our Post-Grad team:
Please fill out the USBA application and email it to
Complete the application with an over the phone interview
Sign and return the USBA Post Grad contract
A contract will be emailed to the email provided in the application. Once signed and returned an invoice will be sent by email to pay the deposit.
Pay the Deposit
Payments can be made by wire, credit or debit card. No cash payments are accepted.
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