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



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6th Grade Boys take 1st Place at the MIT Tournament

Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, the 6th Grade WBDA Boys competed in the MIT (Midwest Invitational Tournament) in Lincoln, NE.  Wayne was placed in an 8 team bracket with Auburn, Southern Raiders, HTRS Titans, Lincoln Katz, Lancaster Buccaneers, Springfield Trojans and Twin River Titans.  Wayne competed well throughout the weekend going undefeated, beating Auburn 38-20 and Lincoln Katz 45-25.  In the Championship game, Wayne played the Lancaster Buccaneers winning 34-23.  Congrats players and coaches on your 1st Place Finish!   #wayneyouthbasketball



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5th Grade Boys Finish 1st Place at David City

Saturday, January 26th, the 5th grade boys WBDA team played in the Monarch Classic in David City, NE.  The boys played great beating Columbus Scotus 28-6 and David City Aquinas 28-16 earning them 1st place in the tourney.  Congrats Players and Coaches!   #wayneyouthbasketball



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8th Grade Girls Finish 2nd in Sioux Falls

Saturday, March 2nd, the 8th Grade Girls competed in the Battle on the Boards tournament in Harrisburg, SD.  They played 4 games, beating Iowa Fusion 39-13, losing to BBA Fierce 24-33, beating Kinglsey-Pierson 34-12, then losing to Avera Select 20-38.  The team’s aggressive but under control play helped them go 2-2 for the tournament and finish with 2nd place.  Congrats players and coaches.  #wayneyouthbasketball



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8th Grade Boys – White Finish 1st Place in Wayne

Sunday, February 17, the 8th Grade Boys – White team played in the Clash of the Plain tournament in Wayne, NE.  They played in a 4-team round-robin tournament with Pierce, Wakefield and Clarkson-Leigh.  The boys dominated their division finishing with 3 wins and 0 losses earning 1st place in the tournament.  Congrats players and coaches!  #wayneyouthbasketball

5th Grade Girls Finish 2nd at Stanton

Saturday, January 12, the 5th grade girls WBDA team played in the Mustang Basketball Tournament in Stanton, NE. The girls played Battle Creek, Norfolk Catholic and Wisner.  The team went 2-1 for the day with wins versus Norfolk Catholic and Wisner earning them 2nd place in the tournament.  Congrats players and coaches!  #wayneyouthbasketball



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