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"St. Paul Basketball provides an excellent opportunity for area youth to hone their skills, learn the game of basketball, and have a great time doing so! My sons Jack and Adam play with St. Paul Basketball and I have been continually impressed by the energy throughout St. Paul Basketball, from the players to the coaches to the supportive parents. I would encourage any aspiring basketball player in the area to learn more about this excellent program." - John Tauer, Head Coach UST Men's Basketball
Tommy Hannon and John Nance, former St. Paul Traveling Basketball players, and members of Univ. of St. Thomas 2011 Division III National Champions; John Tauer, Head Men’s Basketball coach at UST and Board Member of St. Paul Traveling Basketball
"Some of the best memories of my childhood are playing St. Paul traveling basketball. I learned so many valuable lessons in basketball that I continued to use throughout high school and college. I also formed many lifelong friendships that I continue to have today, including my best friend and college teammate John Nance, with our friendship being formed during St. Paul basketball. The weekend tournaments playing basketball with your best friends is an experience second to none. I cherish my memories from St. Paul basketball and would highly suggest the experience to anyone who wants to learn how to play basketball and meet a lot of great people doing it" - Tommy Hannon
St. Paul Basketball Association (SPBA) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), volunteer organization that seeks to serve the youth of the St. Paul community by providing the opportunity to play traveling basketball that promotes fun, fitness, sportsmanship, and personal growth and development. It is the goal of our program to have each player improve, play with players at their own competition level, and strive for excellence.
St. Paul Basketball offers basketball teams for both boys and girls in grades 4th through 8th. Practices are held 2 times per week with weekend tournament games. Practices are typically held at the following schools: Monroe Upper School, Highland Jr. High, Nova Classical Academy, Holy Spirit, St. Paul Academy and Murray Jr. High. The basketball season begins in late October and ends in early March. Players must either reside or attend school within our boundary area: Larpenteur Ave on the north, Highway 280 and Mississippi River Blvd. on the west, Mississippi River Blvd. on the south, Shepard Road and Rice Street on the east.