SHOWCASE • ABOUT US

Join us Memorial Day Weekend for the 11th annual Midwest Basketball Showcase at the CenturyLink Convention Center in Omaha. The MBS 2021 will have divisions offered for Girls 4th-11th grade and Boys 3rd-11th grade.

The Midwest Basketball Showcase is quickly becoming the tournament destination for the top (4th-11th grade) girls and (3rd-11th grade) boys teams in the Midwest.  This year’s event will be held exclusively at the CHI Health Center Convention Center in Omaha. The CHI Health Center Convention Center (formerly the CenturyLink) is the current home of the Big East Conference Creighton BlueJays men’s team. The MBS has teams coming from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Tennessee and offers a chance for summer travel teams to play against great competition in a spectacular setting.

14 full-sized courts inside the convention center, making the Midwest Basketball Showcase the largest single-site boys and girls tournament in the Midwest.

The MBS has a 4 game guarantee with many teams playing the 5th game.  For the high school girls, coaches from NCAA Divisions 2 and 3, NAIA, and Junior Colleges from around the Midwest will be in attendance.  For high school boys, coaches from NCAA Division 3, NAIA, and Junior Colleges from around the Midwest will be in attendance.  Awards will be given for 1st place and 2nd place.

Omaha and the staff of the MBS 2021 are excited to host you and your families this summer!

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SHOWCASE • MBS HISTORY

The Midwest Basketball Showcase began in 2011 as a tribute and fundraiser for the Omaha Sparks girls summer travel team. The Sparks began playing together in the 3rd grade. By the time they graduated high school, the Sparks had played in tournaments over the Midwest and in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C., winning over 20 tournaments and defeating girls teams from 21 different states. Their purple and gold uniforms and matching shoes were recognized throughout the Midwest. Six of the Sparks girls won a Class A state championship in Nebraska. The girls are now attending or did attend Creighton University, Iowa Western Community College, McCook Community College, Northeast Community College, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Angelo State University, and Chipola Community College either as a member of their women’s basketball team or as a student.
In the 11 year history of the MBS, we have been fortunate to have some of the top HS girls in the Midwest play in our event. College coaches from Division 2 and 3, NAIA and Junior Colleges have been in attendance each year to scout our high school girls and boys division. Alumni of the MBS are currently playing, or will be playing, college basketball at the following universities:

  • Alabama A&M
  • Angelo State University
  • Arkansas-Little Rock
  • Augustana
  • Bellevue University
  • Bradley University
  • Briar Cliff
  • Brigham Young University
  • Butler University
  • Cal Baptist
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Central Community College
  • Central Connecticut State
  • Chipola Community College
  • College of St Mary
  • Colorado State University
  • Concordia University
  • Creighton University
  • Doane University
  • Drake University
  • Emory University
  • Florida A&M
  • Florida State University
  • Fort Hays State
  • Fresno State
  • Hastings University
  • Illinois State
  • Illinois State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • Jacksonville State
  • Kansas City Community College
  • Kansas State
  • Kirkwood Community College
  • Lehigh University
  • Liberty University
  • Longwood University
  • Midland University
  • Missouri Western
  • Morningside
  • Nebraska Wesleyan
  • North Dakota State University
  • Northeast Community College
  • Notre Dame
  • NW Missouri State
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Peru State
  • Rogers State
  • Salt Lake City Community College
  • San Diego State
  • Simpson College
  • Snow Valley Community College
  • South Dakota State
  • Stanford
  • SW Minnesota State
  • Tennessee State
  • Texas Rio Grande University
  • Univ of Illinois
  • Univ of Iowa
  • Univ of Massachusetts
  • Univ of Nebraska
  • Univ of Nebraska-Kearney
  • Univ of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Univ of New Mexico
  • Univ of Northern Iowa
  • Univ of Oklahoma
  • Univ of Purdue
  • Univ of San Diego
  • Univ of Sioux Falls
  • Univ of South Dakota
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Wyoming
  • Villanova University
  • Washburn University
  • Wayne State
  • West Texas A&M
  • Wichita State