IndiWorld3 : What To Expect This Year at the Top 8th Grade World Finale
By: Brian 
March 4, 2018

IndiWorld3 : What To Expect This Year at the Top 8th Grade World Finale

8th Grader’s (2022) IndiWorld3 Circuit’s finale hits Dallas with a new venue and partnership.

  • IndiHoops - 8th Grade World Championship Circuit - ‘IndiWorld’ announces final will be played in Irvin, Texas at Jermaine O’neal’s brand new facility Drive Nation Complex.
  • The format will be modified to include 64 teams.  32 in the Indi (World Division) 32 in the Indi (National Division).  
  • The event will be the culmination of 20 qualifiers, 4 regional finals and 2 international qualifiers.  
  • Championship will be streamed live - July 1, 2018 @ 2PM

For The Next Lebron James? - Greatness Starts Here.

For the past 2 and a half years, The IndiWorld circuit has pioneered and organized 8th grade basketball into a clear cut format qualifying them for an 8th Grade World Championship.  Year 3 will be a unique experience and will now be in Irvin, Texas (near Dallas) at BRAND NEW Drive Nation Complex.  We have partnered with former NBA 15+ year pro Jermaine O’Neal’s and his facility.  

The event will officially start June 28th, with the final on July 1st followed by a closing awards ceremony.  

Avery Johnson Dunk Contest - INDIWorld3

The Experience Will Be Bigger & Better

IndiWorld3 will continue to push the culture forward of cutting edge technology covering youth basketball -- simultaneously making a fun and experience that will last a lifetime.  We aim to out do and improve on our leadership in this space, and operational excellence.

The new format/venue/location will allow for more teams to come compete as our network and qualifier system have grown exponentially year after year.  Our point system will allow for us to properly seed the team in either the World or National division.  The teams from each qualifier/regional final will get top seeds and billing at IndiWorld3 final.


Much like the opening of Nike EYBL in April.  Drive Nation will not only host the event but be the host team.  2022 Drive Nation for the last few years have been one of the top clubs in the country.

We are doing a national warm up qualifier there that is really loaded:

Jermaine O'Neal Drive Nation - IndiHioops - Battle of the Best


Current AAU Basketball rankings are continually being updated.

The New Format

IndiWorld3 East Rankings Update

64 teams - 2 Divisions - 4 Game Guarantee

Going into year 3, we have gained valuable insight on what will make this event even better.  While the San Diego location had been amazing to us forthe past 2 years, we continually were asked to move to a more central location.  We also have moved from August date (teams are generally very tired and wanting to vacation), to an earlier date.  

Typically, the top 2022 players like to play up in July, and we feel this is the best decision for most.  So in essence, this June-July date makes for a better ENDING for the 8th grader and his “youth” basketball career.

15+ year pro Jermaine O’neal brings invaluable experience and insight to the event, and we could not be prouder for him to be part of the IndiWorld championships.

The Facility

The goal of the complex is to merge development, technology and sports - which is another big reason for us to run IndiWorld3 “the Little League World Series of youth basketball” at Drive Nation Sports Complex.

Drive Nation Sports is located at 2550 Rental Car Drive near the south entrance to DFW Airport on just over 16 acres of airport-owned land.

There will be equipment and rooms dedicated to physical training, rehabilitation and nutrition and wellness education, as well as various sports technologies available.

In its first year it is 650,000 visitors expected to come through and booked solid for a 1 year +.

The Drive Nation facility includes hardwood courts, mezzanine viewing spaces, a café and seating area, various multi-purpose rooms, team rooms, a conference room and more.  It will be basketball heaven at IndiWorld3.


This is the biggest news and release from IndiHoops since we started the IndiWorld championship in 2015.  The IndiLockers is the place for all 8th grade (Class of 2022) players now, to get their own online basketball profile and presence.

We are in beta right now but already have close to 500 members.  

Go to right now to register for your profile.

Exposure: Get ranked and reviewed by our scouts, and see where you stand with other 14u players.
Storage: The IndiLocker is a place to host all of your game film, highlights, photos and social media.  Your stats will be stored here eventually.  
Interaction: Accumulate fans and message other players.  Get your profile trending on the front page.


- IndiHoops Certified ID Card shipped to your address.

  • Rankings graph and more data about your play.
  • Ability to EASILY raise more money for your travel basketball tournaments. * Most Popular!
  • Discounts off national and local camps.
  • Get extra game film reviewed by scouts.
    - Discounts on merchandise, gear and other basketball products within IndiHoops network.

Can’t wait to see what you think.

Scouts and Media - make sure to sign up as a scout now too!


All games from the IndiWorld3 final will be live streamed on or our Youtube Channel. - Subscribe now!  We have already been uploading plenty of games from our circuit live and streaming them there.

EPlay will be our partner for stats - Eplay is a Texas based organization, that has full stats capability for games on your cell phone!

More Breaking News:

Recruity Hoops

IndiHoops is excited to announce their strategic relationship with recruitify!
Recruitify is a full-service solution for event directors that simplifies event
processes to create an easy and streamlined experience for teams and college

International Qualifiers

Another addition to the circuit has been the addition of our international qualifiers.  We Will Win Canada was our first international team, and we are proud to build our relationship and have them host the official Canadian qualifier.

Atlantic Hoop Classic

Also, a new partner is Glo Basket and their amazing event March 23-25.  We will be working together to send teams to their life changing event and vice versa.

More news to come on this.

Qualifier Updates



Fall Classic - San Diego, CA - November 4-5, 2017
Champion - Gamepoint
MVP - Devon Arlington

Cavs Classic - Los Angeles, CA - December 2,3 - 2017
Champion - Team Dream
MVP - DJ Dudley

JR HoopHall Classic - Phoenix, AZ - December 9-10, 2017
Champion - Give and Go
MVP - Sedrique Nwamba

Nike Gymrats Presidents Day Weekend - Portland Oregon

Champion: Team FOE
MVP: Markiest Sykez - Team FOE
Tayshawn Comer - Team Teague

Winter Challenge - San Diego, CA
Champion - New Mexico Dogs
MVP - Ja’kwon Hill

New Mexico Dogs Basketball



Metro East Classic - St. Louis, MO - February 10-11, 2018
Champion - St. Louis Eagles
MVP - Rob Burton


Zero Gravity Beast of the East - Boston, MA
Champion: Boston Bobcats
MVP: Shy Odom


Taylored Athletes - South Florida Bash
Champion: Boca Hoops Select
MVP: Jadon Bermudez


IndiWorld3 Upcoming Qualifiers:

Alamo City Hoops #UpNext - San Antonio, TX- South - March 10, 11, 2018

Spring Mayhem - West - Orange County, CA - West - March 17-18, 2018

Who Got Next - Atlanta, GA - South - March 17-18, 2018

Battle of the Best - Dallas, TX - South - April 7-8

Memorial Day - North - May 25-27, 2018

Zero Gravity - DC Review - East - May 12-13, 2018

Gatorade Invitational - North - Jun 1-3, 2018

Summer Showcase - South - June 16-17, 2018


#IndiWorld4 Early Previews - Class of 2023 Qualifiers

IndiHoops San Diego Summer Invitational - June 23-25

Battle in Seattle - July 5-7


Past IndiWorld's


Champion - Thunderstruck (Florida)
MVP - Dudley Blackwell


Champion - Vegas Elite (Nevada)
MVP - Zaon Collins


Club Members

Our club membership has been blowing up and if you are a club - this is a no brainer.

New Player Interest - Unlock the ability to get new players to your program directly to your email.  You wouldn’t believe how many people we have on our site daily looking for teams to tryout for.  

Get discounts to 100+ tournament organizations in our network.

IndiHoops Certified Logo and more exposure for your club on IndiHoops

Discount immediately on IndiWorld3

IndiWorld 3 Regional Finals Are Coming

 IndiWorld3 South Regional

IndiHoops - Flexes Its Muscle Again

IndiHoops continues its path on making the youth basketball experience and journey more enjoyable and organized through cutting edge technology and resources.  The IndiWorld in the past has been a time to “show off” the latest in technology and developments of our company.

More importantly, it is about providing the best platform for club basketball development, experience and advancement.  

At the end of the day, we want a journey through IndiHoops, IndiWorld, IndiLockers etc to be special, high quality, resource and something that a young player looks back with fond memories when they are older.

Thanks for coming along for the ride with us.

Scouts and Media Will Be In Attendence

The IndiWorld final has in even its infant stages helped propel some players and clubs and give them great momentum at a critical time.  The 1st year’s alumni had Scottie Barnes (#5 currently 2021 ESPN) and Dudley Blackwell.  Both were invited to be a part of the USA Basketball team shortly after the final.  Marjon Beauchamp from Seattle received an offer recently from the University of Arizona.  Many more exmaples of this.

IndiWorld2 saw the champion - Vegas Elite earn a Nike deal a couple weeks later, with its MVP Zaon Collins receiving a Pac 12 offer along with 4 other players gaining Pac 12 offers since the event!



Scottie Barnes IndiHoops

  • “It was a good experience for my first time traveling to San Diego. It was a nice beautiful city. Every game was hard because every game there was good competition and every team could shoot the lights out the ball so you had to really lock in and focus on defense.
    The competition i say was harder than most tournaments just because every team played hard and didn't want to lose and just wanted to win the tournament just like we did, so it wasn't easy for any team that competed.” - Scottie Barnes 2021 - Ranked #5 in ESPN 2021

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