About

service, teamwork, and community

Founded in 2003, Tarkanian Basketball Academy is a community facility that works with the youth of today and tomorrow. TBA strives to teach kids the life lessons learned through playing sports.

TBA offers premiere youth development programs available to young people throughout the year. To learn more, click here.

In addition, TBA hosts seasonal various camps and clinics with top notch coaching staff. To view current camps and clinics, click here.

For 15 years, TBA has carried on a tradition of excellence. Thousands of Nevadans have called TBA “home” over the years. In 2018, the basketball courts were resurfaced to provide players with an exceptional experience.

Read Las Vegas Sun Article: Hoops academy ‘nicer’ than expected

Jerry Tarkanian
Co-Founder

Jerry Tarkanian

Jerry "Tark the Shark" Tarkanian led the 1990 UNLV "Runnin' Rebels" to winning the NCAA national championship. He is a Naismith Hall of Fame inductee and celebrated as one of the most revolutionary college coaches in NCAA history.

Danny Tarkanian
Co-Founder

Danny Tarkanian

Danny Tarkanian co-founded the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in 2003. In high school and college, Danny was a top athlete and student. He was UNLV's first Rhodes Scholar and twice named First Team Academic All-American by the NCAA.

Lamar Bigby
Coach

Lamar Bigby

Lamar founded the Las Vegas Knicks in 2010 and is a former UNLV Runnin Rebel (2001-2003). Bigby, along with Las Vegas Knicks Co-Founders Dinard Taylor and Eric Ashley, established one of the top West Coast AAU Club Programs.