2020 WBDA Scholarship Winners announced at the Virtual Honors Night


May 1, 2020 – Wayne High held a Virtual Honors Night presentation to acknowledge several students for their hard work and dedication. The WBDA Board of Directors planned to award two $500 scholarships to recognize a female and male Wayne High student who had shown dedication in the classroom, to the community and to the sport of basketball. The Board took special consideration to those individuals who played in the Wayne Basketball Development Association (WBDA) and continued to be involved in basketball through High School.


The recipients of this year’s WBDA Scholarship Award were Frankie Klausen and Tyrus Eischeid.


The video announcing the scholarship can be seen HERE.


Congrats Frankie and Tyrus!

Caiden Backer is the 2020 Kyle Straight Memorial Award Recipient

The Kyle Straight Memorial Basketball Award is presented to an 8th Grade Wayne Boys Basketball Player who best exemplifies the love of the game and a positive attitude that Kyle displayed.


This year the WBDA Board selected Caiden Backer as the 2020 recipient.


The plaque displaying past recipients is at the Wayne Community Activity Center.


Congratulations Caiden!


WBDA Tournament 2020 – Clash of the Plains

February 22 & 23, 2020

This year’s Wayne WBDA Youth Basketball Tournament was a Great Success.  The tournament started on Saturday with teams playing at the Community Activity Center, City Auditorium, Wayne High and Wayne Elementary gyms.  On Sunday, Jr. High teams competed at the Community Activity Center, Wayne High and Wayne Elementary gyms.  The tournament brought over 3000 people to Wayne America to experience 109 games between 73 teams, representing 28 towns in 2 days.


The WBDA Board would like to extend a special thank you to the over 200 Volunteers, Tournament Sponsors, WBDA Sponsors, Referees, and the Tournament Committee for making the tournament a special and memorable experience for all those who participated and attended.  Without ALL of you, this tournament would not be possible.


Below are pictures that were taken throughout the weekend.  If you have pictures you like to share, please email them to waynenebasketball@gmail.com

Thanks Again to everyone that was involved in making the tournament a success!

-WBDA Board of Directors

5th Grade Girls Take 1st Place in the Wayne Tournament

Saturday, February 22, the Wayne 5th Grade Girls competed in the Wayne Youth Basketball Tournament.  They were placed in a 4 team round robin bracket and finished the day with 3 wins beating GACC, Norfolk Catholic, and Plainview to take 1st Place.  Congrats Players and Coaches!




2020 5th Grade Girls - Wayne 1st Place 3
2020 5th Grade Girls - Wayne 1st Place 4
2020 5th Grade Girls - Wayne 1st Place 2
2020 5th Grade Girls - Wayne 1st Place 5