The maximum capacity field for the 2023 BOYS GymRat CHALLENGE is loaded with top teams from Miami to Michigan to Montreal converging on New York State’s Capital Region to compete in the 26th annual edition of one of the most iconic events in grassroots basketball history. The GymRat CHALLENGE is the largest event of its kind in the eastern United States. From four-time NBA Champion Steph Curry to 2022 Detroit Pistons Lottery Pick Jalen Duren, to current Duke leading scorer and rebounder Kyle Filipowski, to ESPN’s #1 rated player nationally in the class of 2023 & Kentucky commit Justin Edwards, GymRat is the place where yesterday, today and tomorrow’s NCAA and NBA stars have come to EARN their reputations since 1998.. Complete Game Schedules can be found at
For all college programs, entry to the event and access to all rosters and player information is controlled through your GymRat RECRUITING INDEX subscription. If your subscription for the current calendar year is active, you’re all set. All GymRat RECRUITING INDEX subscriptions expire at the end of the calendar year.


USA Basketball, the National Governing Body for basketball in the United States that’s responsible for the selection and training of US National teams that compete in international competitions including the Olympic Games, has designated the GymRat CHALLENGE as an OFFICIAL QUALIFIER for the US OPEN Basketball Championships that will take place in conjunction with the NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis on July 24-27. As a result, the 9th & 10th Grade Platinum Bracket Champions from the GymRat CHALLENGE will receive an AUTOMATIC BID to compete in the US OPEN Championships at the NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, but WAIT THERE’S MORE…The US OPEN Championships will be the ONLY LIVE recruiting events for NCAA college coaches ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY in late July which means coaches will be flocking the Memphis to view the players and teams that qualify to attend. BUT IT GETS EVENT BETTER….For the 24 BOYS teams that qualify in each Age Division, the NCAA will cover the actual and necessary travel, hotel, and food expenses for 10 players, 2 coaches & one parent/chaperone for each player to compete in Memphis. The GymRat CHALLENGE is proud to be among only 7 BOYS events in the United States….and the ONLY event in the northeast United States to receive this designation from USA Basketball as an Official Qualifier.


On each day of the event, doors will be open to all venues at 7:00 AM with games beginning at 8:00 AM.