The New York International Academy team history page is about where we began and everything that has happened since. It’s important for players to be able to read about the New York International Academy Eagles, especially if you’re a player who is considering their future path and deciding which route to take for your basketball future. Here you can find information on both our post grad team and our Elite AAU team. We track all our accomplishments and changes throughout the years, documenting successes and challenges faced.
New York International Academy Eagles Post Grad Team History
The Eagles Post Grad Team History
New York International Academy was created to be an environment for players to flourish in. It comes from the founding idea, to make this post grad basketball program an all-encompassing ELITE program. Since the Team started in 2015 the Eagles have quickly become one of the top basketball programs in the USA.
The Eagles have attracted recruits from all over the world including: UK, France, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Brazil, Botswana, British Virgin Islands and all over the United States.
The support in the community is growing for the Eagles and they have received a lot of attention locally from news outlets. In the 2016 season the Eagles switched their home venue to Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena in downtown Binghamton. On January 28th, 2018 the Eagles set a new home attendance record of 1,007 fans.
2019 saw a change in the Eagles home venue to accommodate the high demand for more home games. This switch allowed more flexibility for the team, other teams and coaches so that additional games can be added to the schedule, in turn, making it easier for college coaches & scouts to attend home games.
New York International Academy Elite AAU Program Team History
New York International Academy Elite AAU Team History
Coach Kelso started the New York International Academy (N.Y.I.A.) Elite AAU program in May, 2018. The team started out the season in Albany NY where they went to play in the Summer Slam Championship and won the championship game by 25 points. This attracted D1 attention from the coaches at Niagara Falls NCAA D1.
From there, the N.Y.I.A. Elite AAU team played in the ADIDAS sponsored Michigan tournament where the teams success continued as they made it all the way to championship game. NY2LA in WI was the next stop, known to be one of the largest competition tournaments in the nation. The N.Y.I.A. AAU team faced competition from teams from the EYBL, NY, LA & the ADIDAS Circuit. Everyone came together to play in front of many college coaches. We played in the highest bracket (GOLD Bracket) and beat Iman Shupert’s AAU team. The team made it to the final four: N.Y.I.A., Ray Allen Select, Reach Legends & Play Makers.
From there, the team headed to Grand Rapids Storm Classic, Brawl for the Ball in MI were the team played against more high-level competition in front of spectating college coaches & scouts. The final tournament of the season was in Fort Wayne, IN for the GRBA National Championship. The N.Y.I.A. AAU team couldn’t have asked for a better ending as they dug deep, gave it all they had and won the GRBA National Championship, ending a great season with a massive trophy and a very satisfied Coach & players.