Today marks an exciting milestone in the world of grassroots basketball. NXTPRO proudly announces its strategic partnership with the globally-renowned brand, PUMA, and with it, the official opening of applications for the NXT Circuit.
“We are thrilled at NXTPRO to announce our exclusive collaboration with PUMA, showcasing the PRO16 and NXT Leagues, “said NXTPRO President Matt Reynolds. “This partnership promises unparalleled exposure for our high school and middle school athletes. It not only elevates the game for players and coaches, but also offers transformative opportunities within basketball and beyond.”
Marcus Smart, a fellow PUMA athlete, NBA Defensive player of the year with the Boston Celtics, and current guard for the Memphis Grizzlies states, “this partnership is a huge step forward for the NXTPRO League. I’m excited that my YounGameChanger team will be playing in one of the premier grassroots circuits in the country giving all our players a chance to be seen by the nation’s best college coaches.” Smart’s youth team will be participating within the PRO16 League in their upcoming season.”
Reflecting on the inaugural year of the NXT/PRO16 League, the achievements were nothing short of impressive, boasting 19 players who earned a national ranking. Moreover, these outstanding athletes secured over 1,000 scholarships, a testament to the potential and prowess of the league. In the forthcoming weeks, NXTPRO’s dedicated team will meticulously review each application.
Those selected will be promptly informed about their inclusion in this prestigious league. We encourage programs to eagerly await the outcome as a new chapter in grassroots history unfolds. Membership opportunities include HS boys, HS girls, and Middle School.