Since 2006, Buckeyes Basketball has provided youth with an affordable, academically focused basketball program. Buckeyes Basketball is a nonprofit program founded with the idea of providing youth with the opportunity to not only learn the game of basketball, but to also learn the importance of education and core values. The program was named Buckeyes Basketball as a tribute to Evan Turner, a close family friend, college player of the year, and current Portland Trailblazer. Evan plays an important role in mentoring and organizing the Buckeyes Scholarship Program. Over the years, Roy Sr. and Jr. have found ways to produce a diverse, academically focused basketball program that all kids can be a part of. Throughout the years, they have developed a financial model that gives kids the opportunity to play a highly competitive, full basketball season through fundraising opportunities.
From the original team in 2006, 9 of the boys took a remarkable 8 year journey together. We believe this speaks volumes.
Buckeyes Basketball is a family. Since 2006, the program has grown every year. Over the years, great memories have been made on and off the floor. The friendships and relationships built are the kind that last a lifetime.
BUCKEYES BASKETBALL STARTED WITH A VISION,
TO PROVIDE CHILDREN WITH AN AVENUE TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS.
BASKETBALL IS A GAME THAT CAN light a fire IN A YOUNG MAN'S HEART.
OUR GOAL IS TO CHANNEL THIS PASSION TO INSTILL
THE POWER OF EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITY.
Buckeyes Basketball was built upon the ideal of making
travel basketball affordable for all families.
12 year old, nonprofit financial model
Volunteer board and coaches
Strong support system and donors | High school levels are sponsored
"Being a part of the first Buckeye team in 2006 and finishing all the way through my senior year was truly a blessing. For 8 years Buckeyes Basketball was family and continues to be to this day. Being a Buckeye means building character and adopting a team attitude- it's not about individuals, it's about coming together as one."
-Isaiah Webster- ET21 Buckeyes C'2014