Celebrating over 92 years of Hellenic Basketball



Dean Manasses,
AIA President
10512 Louetta Lane
Orland Park, IL
e: nhibt.inc@gmail.com
p 312.671.7173

Emily Bouzarelos-Vidas

Frank Korbos
7933 W. 77th Street
Bridgeview, IL 60455
p: 708.691.8500


Peter Bouzeos
George Demos
Jim Lakerdas, esq.
Dr. Peter Petrovas
Eleni Skoubis
Kirk Vidas
Elias Zimianitis

Dear Greek Orthodox Junior Representative, Youth Group Leader, Athletic Director, and Pastor,

The NHIBT has a well-known, respected, and admired past with countless supporters from the local and national Hellenic community. And now, in 2021 we are celebrating over 92 years of basketball within our beloved Hellenic community.

The National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament will be hosting their annual junior division tournament on MLK Weekend between Friday, January 14 through Sunday, January 16. The following divisions of play will be offered to the community:

Divisions of Play

  • 1st – 2nd grade (Co-ed)
  • 3rd – 4th grade (Co-ed)
  • 5th – 6th grade (Co-ed)
  • 5th – 8th grade Girls
  • 7th – 8th grade Boys

The tournament will need to follow coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols. This will be continually monitored and will be adjusted up to the tournament dates. Currently the NHIBT will be following IHSA guidance.

We ask all players, coaches, families, and Orthodox youth leaders to join us. We will forward roster and waiver information to those that are interested.

Contact the following individuals with any questions:
Dean Manasses, P: 312.671.7173, E: nhibt.inc@gmail.com
Frank Korbos, P: 708.691.8500, Ε: frankkorbosfamily@hotmail.com

The fee values to join the tournament this year are as follows:

Divisions Fee Value
1st – 6th grade (Co-ed) $ 150.00
7th – 8th grade Boys $ 200.00
5th – 8th grade Girls $ 200.00

We kindly ask all entries to be submitted by January 4, 2022. Games are tentatively planned to be played at

  • Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 10301 S Kolmar Ave, Oak Lawn
  • Sts. Constantine & Helen Church, 11025 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills


We work diligently with a special group of young men and women who love playing the game of basketball. Everyone through their hard work continues to Promote, Support, and Preserve Hellenism through competition and fellowship. With support from the volunteers, Hellenic leaders, parents, and supporters like yourselves, the tournament continues to grow serving hundreds of our magnificent Hellenic youth. They all continue to inspire us.

We will continue to work together as caretakers of this Hellenic legacy. Thank you again, and we look forward to everyone’s support.

Warmest regards,
Dean Manasses, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, PMP
NHIBT President on behalf of the NHIBT Board of Directors

Please email nhibt.inc@gmail.com if you have any questions.

National Hellenic Invitational Basketball Tournament