The Varsity Basketball Tournament was formally introduced in 2018 for the very first time under the Varsity Sports brand. The Varsity Basketball tournament is a university basketball premiere league for all the top eight university basketball teams in South Africa. The tournament was spread over two weekends (5-7 October and 12-14 October 2018) and was hosted at the Wits Old Mutual Sports Hall. Our Wits Basketball team was crowned 2018 basketball champions - Everisto Pasipamire was named MVP of the tournament. The tournamnet will be hosted at Wits again this year.
The annual championships under the auspices of University Sport South Africa (USSA) is currently the premier national yearly platform for SA inter-varsity basketball, held in the first week of July.The 2018 USSA Basketball championships were held at the University of Witwatersand and our Ladies team finished in third position while our men finished in the second position. Ipeleng Nyatlo, Fortunate Bosega (Wits Ladies Basketball) Angelo Quinn (C) and Everisto Pasipamire (Wits Mens Basketball) all collectect the All-Star award. Miguel Ferrao was also crowned the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the tournament for the mens A section.
Gauteng University Basketball League (GUBL)
This is the Gauteng provincial inter-varsity league in which Wits Basketball teams - collectively known as the Wits Bucks - campaign. The Wits Bucks entered two men's teams, the Wits Horny Bucks (Men's Div 1 pool A) and Wits Young Bucks (Men's Div 2), and two women's teams, Wits Lady Bucks (Women's pool A) and Wits Buck Ladies (Women's pool B).
- Wits first team finsished in second position- Everisto Pasipamire, Miguel Ferrao and Angelo Quinn received the All-Star award.
- Wits Young Bucks crowned champions - Calvin Opiti and Kotseng Makena received the All-Star award.
- Wits Ladies first team crowned champions - Modiegi Mokoka and Fortunate Bosega received the All-Star award.
Wits Basketball Internal League
The club is also presently recruiting teams to play in the Wits Basketball Internal League (WIBL). Eight teams each will contest the men's and women's sections every Fri afternoon/early evenings at Hall 29.
Ashraf Lodewyk Memorial Basketball Tournament
This tournament, staged by Wits Basketball every April, is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the annual basketball calendar. Clubs from as far as Zimbabwe and Swaziland are among the participants, and scouts from the BasketBall National League (BNL) descend on Hall 29 to check out the talent on display.
The All-Star award was awarded to Modiegi Mokoka and Fortunate Bosega received the MVP award for the tournament
Wits Lady Bucks Tournament
Every year, over the August 9 Women's Day public holiday, the Wits Basketball club hosts its Women's Tournament. The tournament is aimed to promote Basketball and also to honor women in sport. The Wits Lady Bucks (1st team) finsished second on the log while the Wits Buck Ladies (2nd team) finished in the first position. Special awards went to Fortunate Bosega (1st team), Sindiswa Mabunda (2nd team) and Thandiwe Nqanda for the All-Star award. Imani Nyezi (2nd team) was named MVP of the tournament for the second division.
Wits Basketball Academy
The Wits Basketball Club has Launched a unique basketball academy that is aimed at developing fundamental skills in basketball. If you would like to join the academy kindly request more information by sending an email to: Ntshembo.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Practice Times
Sport officer: Ntshembo Vukeya- 011 717 9404/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Club chairperson: Menzi Rabotho- email@example.com
Mens head coach: Tshiamo Ngakane-Tshiamo.firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s head coach: Willie Matlakala- email@example.com
Women’s assistant coach: Manyani Maseko- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internal League
- Fixtures and Results
Wits Basketball Academy
Wits Basketall Academy Launch 2019