“this badge of honor is not taken lightly by us and we expect the same by our programs.” — Nike
An exclusive brotherhood designated for only the nation's best players, Wasatch Academy Basketball has been honored as a Nike Elite program, a unique designation specifically for sponsored high schools. Nationwide, there are over 40,000 basketball programs, but Nike has designated only 200 as elite. Wasatch Academy Basketball is one of only three in Utah to receive the honor and one of the few ranked in the nation’s Top 15.
“The emblem announces that only the school in possession of this logo is truly sponsored by Nike’s High School Department,” says Tony Dorado, Nike national high school team manager. “‘Elite’ is a word used loosely, but for Nike Basketball it represents only the best – and in the high school world, only the best schools receive Nike support and that is you!”
Since 2009, Wasatch Academy Varsity Basketball has won three state titles (1A, 2A) and earned three berths in the Dick’s (now GEICO) National High School Invitational in New York City, finishing as a quarterfinalist in 2016, 2017, and 2019.