The Kentucky Basketball Academy, operated by KBA Sports, opened its doors in 2001. Over the years KBA has hosted many elite basketball players and events and has been the site of a number of AAU National Basketball Championships.
KBA Sports state-wide leader in providing health and fitness opportunities to youth and adults. Headquartered in a state of the art 58,000 square foot facility with five full-length basketball/volleyball courts and three multi-sport practice areas under one roof, KBA Sports offers a wide-variety of opportunities for competitions, meetings and recreation.
Jared Prickett, a former University of Kentucky Wildcat, leads a management team that organizes and manages sports programs, tournaments and events at the main facility and at satellite venues around Kentucky.
A West Virginia Mr. Basketball, Jared attended many elite camps and played on national traveling teams. He played at the University of Kentucky from 1992-1997. Kentucky reached the Elite Eight and three Final Fours during his career, 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.