7th Grade Boys take 2nd In Pierce

Sunday, December 8th, the 7th grade WBDA boy’s team competed in a tournament in Pierce, NE.  Wayne was placed in a 4 team round-robin bracket.  The boys first played Columbus Lakeview followed by a game versus Creighton which both games ending with Wayne wins.  The third and final game was against GACC from West Point, NE.  The Wayne players competed hard taking GACC to overtime, but in the end Wayne lost and finished 2nd place in the tournament.  Congrats players and coaches on your 2nd Place Finish! #wayneyouthbasketball

6th Grade Girls take 1st Place in Norfolk Catholic Tournament

Saturday, January 4th ,the Wayne 6th Grade girls played in the Norfolk Catholic tournament.  They placed 1st beating Norfolk Catholic (25-12), Clarkson Leigh (39-13), and David City Aquinas (26-25). Congratulations player and coaches for a great tournament.  #wayneyouthbasketball


The players in the attached pictures are backrow (l-r) Claire Lutter, Mackenzie Nissen, Addison Sharpe, Haley Kramer, Jordan Gamble, Megan Magnuson, Shayanne Beatty Front row: (l-r) Elle Powicki, Reagan McGuire, Josie Ley, Lilyan Hurner.



Daniel Judd is the 2019 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 Daniel Judd as the 2019 recipient.

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

Congratulations Daniel!

2019 WBDA Scholarship Winners announced at Honors Night

April 26, 2019 – At the Wayne High Honors Night several students were acknowledged 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 Annie Kniesche and Tyler Gilliland.

Congrats Annie and Tyler!

Breakthrough is Returning to Wayne

Breakthrough Basketball is Returning to Wayne, America!


Breakthrough Basketball conducts quality, high-intensity, drill based camps that focus on not only bettering a players skill set on the court but also building character and confidence off the court. Their camps will strengthen your athlete’s mentality while boosting their confidence to become more aggressive and skilled players. Camps will provide a focused, fun learning environment that cannot be rivaled.


Their primary objective is two fold…

  • Provide you with comprehensive resources and virtually everything you need when it comes to basketball.
  • Make a positive impact on players’ lives either directly or by educating coaches and parents around the world.


They are coming to Wayne for Basketball Camp this Summer!


These camps will be a great opportunity for all players in the area to receive top level instruction from select coaches.  Wayne will be one of over 100 nationwide locations Breakthrough Basketball hosts camps in 2019.  Don’t miss out on this outstanding opportunity!


The camp will be a Shooting Camp available to Boys and Girls grades 5th thru 12th (current grade).  It will be held July 16th – 18th at the Wayne Community Activity Center.  Click Here for more information on this camp visit:


Be sure to go online and register soon and take advantage of their 20% early-bird discounts.  The discount for the camp ends April 14th.


For more information on Breakthrough Basketball visit:


WBDA Tournament 2019 – Clash of the Plains

February 16 & 17, 2019

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 123 games between 82 teams, representing 27 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

8th Grade Girls Finish 2nd at Norfolk YMCA Tournament

Saturday, February 9th, the 8th Grade WBDA Girls Team competed in the Norfolk YMCA tournament in Norfolk, NE.  The girls played 3 games finishing with 2 wins and 1 loss earning them 2nd place in the tournament.  Congrats Players and Coaches!  #wayneyouthbasketball



Norfolk Y 8th Girls 2nd Place 1
Norfolk Y 8th Girls 2nd Place 2