TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The Kentucky Basketball Academy (KBA Sports), Central Kentucky’s premier basketball facility, opened its doors in 2001. Its sole purpose was to create an opportunity for area youth to improve their game and compete against each other. Now, under the new ownership of former University of Kentucky Wildcat Jared Prickett, the KBA is expanding its programs to take our area players to the highest level.
KBA Sports is a state of the art 50,000 square foot facility with five courts under one roof. It is located in the heart of Lexington, KY approximately ¼ mile from the Fayette mall. It contains a full- service concession and store that carries basketball and volleyball merchandise. KBA Sports has just added a fitness center designed for high intensity training and a game area.
Jared Prickett, a former University of Kentucky Wildcat, recently purchased the KBA. While in high school Jared attended the elite camps and played on National traveling teams. He played at the University of Kentucky from 1992-1997. His team, known as the “Untouchables” went to the final four three times, winning the NCAA National championship in 1996.
Jared played professional basketball in Europe and South America. From his experiences Jared knows it takes not only the best athletes to win a championship but also the most fundamentally developed athletes.
His goal is to provide a focused, structured learning environment while instilling passion, work ethic, and skill to Central Kentucky basketball players. He also hopes to instill sportsmanship, a sense of community and family into the areas young citizens.