IndiWorld3 West Qualifier Nike Gymrats President’s Day Preview
By: Brian 
February 15, 2018

The Nike Gymrats President's Day tournament is here in Portland, Oregon and we are fired up.

This will be Year 2 of IndiHoops coverage and last year's Final 4 was INSANE.

Seattle Rotary was the biggest revelation from the event, and ended up making a deep run at the IndiWorld2 final - almost winning the whole thing.

Our recap video from last year:

We are coming off a nice North Qualifier kickoff in St. Louis by Threat Hoops.

The Gymrats Schedule Link.
* Scroll to the bottom.

Currently, this is the last big WEST Qualifier tournament before our regional final in San Diego:

Not to mention another chance to showcase to the Pacific Northwest region. Follow IndiLockers the events for live stream of games, and if you want to be a scout - make sure to sign up for your scout account at - This tournament will also be tracking stats by our partner EPlay.

The AAU Basketball clubs that will be competing in the Gymrats tournament - IndiWorld3 Division

The event will have 20 teams with the top 14u division being the #IndiWorld3 division.

Pool A

Rose City Rebels
Sacramento Soldiers
Chuck Hayes Elite
Beyond Ball 24K

Pool B

Oakland Soldiers
Hoop Salem
Team Esface 2022
Go Hard Basketball

Pool C

Flight Elite - Black
Idaho Hoop Dreams - Black
Team Prep - Black
Portland Supreme

Pool D

Team FOE 2022
Team Teague
Inner City Basketball
Fligh Elite - Select

Pool E 

Detroit Select
Seattle Rotary Style
Give Sports 2022
Renegades Basketball

Tournament Notes

* Programs from Nike EYBL will be representing - Seattle Rotary, Oakland Soldiers, and host city team Rose City Rebels.
Gymrats is run by the Hensley family, who also run Indy Heat - a HS EYBL team.
Nike Employee store entry is always a hot item - (gotta have a connection)!
* EYBL recently launched its schedule and team list: read about it here: Business As Usual for the EYBL
Since our launch we are already over 200 profiles and lockers and look to 500+ this weekend.  If you are in the event and in 8th grade - sign up now to save time:

We have a new logo too...check it out.

IndiLockers - 8th Grade 14u Basketball Heaven

We expect a sleeper team and player to emerge from this event. *Qualifiers are "AAU Basketball Tournaments" that are within the IndiWorld championship circuit. The IndiWorld3 is an 8th grade basketball rite of passage. Each game has ranking and point system implication. Players have a chance to improve their rankings and most importantly, a chance to compete in the eventual IndiWorld championship.

IndiWorld3 - IndiWorld AAU Basketball - Final

Stay tuned:

IG - @IndiWorld- Twitter @IndiHoops - Facebook -  Youtube @IndiHoops

Are you interested in becoming an IndiHoops Certified Club? Gain access for discounts on top events in our network, that will get you your return on investment back almost instantly.
Are you a parent or player in this tournament? Make sure to sign up for your IndiLocker profile to save you time. We will be signing you up at this event, but we prefer you take the 2 minutes to do it here.

IndiWorld3 Finals Events:
IndiWorld3 West Regional Final - March 24-25 - San Diego, CA
IndiWorld3 South Regional Final - May 11-13 - Atlanta, GA
IndiWorld3 - FINALE - June 28 - July 1 - Dallas, Texas

All teams from the qualifiers and regionals are invited to this and will be seeded according to their points and the divisions they are placed in will also be determined by qualifiers and regionals.
IndiHoops Certified Club Membership. One of the great benefits of being a member is a great feature that we came up with.

We found that a lot of people are searching for clubs and AAU Boys Basketball clubs and teams to join. In is showing up for many, as we have over 3,000+ in our directory. Also, most websites have no idea how to optimize for GOOGLE and being searchable. Their websites are also not mobile friendly. Definitely a characteristic that Google hates. Find basketball tournaments to go to in our Youth Basketball Tournaments directory after you log in.

Your club on IndiHoops will usually outperform your own website. If your club is listed on IndiHoops, but you don't have ownership of it and want to edit your club.
Step 1 - Go to
Step 2 - Find your club.
Step 3 - You will now see a "Claim Your Club" on the left hand side. Click on it and fill out the info.
Step 4 - After we approve your submission, you can then log in, go to your club, and an edit option will now appear!
You can now update your information, update your logo, enter your roster...for starters.

We would also be interested in your feedback. What would make your experience better as a club or aau boys basketball operator? Are you a club or aau boys basketball tournaments operator? A coach? Are player? How can we get better? What features and benefits can we get to you by leveraging our network? We spend almost every waking hour thinking about club basketball, basketball development and networking with the basketball world. One good idea can go far. We appreciate you following us, attending our events and interacting with us. You can email me at - We are hungry to get better and improve our quality in all aspects. One of the best ways to do that is get feedback directly from our audience. Let's LEVEL UP YOUR GAME THIS YEAR.

Big time hoops going down in Portland, OR this weekend see you soon,



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