UVU basketball: Utah Valley cuts down the nets to open NUVI Basketball Center

14 Sep , 2017 Sports

Utah Valley University cut down the nets on Wednesday to officially open the NUVI Basketball Center, a new practice and conditioning facility to house its men’s and women’s basketball teams.

The 14,500-square-foot facility was funded entirely by private donations and sponsorships totaling approximately $4.4 million, including a lead donation from NUVI Chairman and CEO Keith Nellesen.

“The NUVI Basketball Center is one of the best practice facilities in the WAC,” said UVU Athletic Director Vince Otoupal. “It will help our basketball programs continue to pursue success both on the court and in the classroom. The facility changes the way our student-athletes and coaches approach their craft and will make our programs better. We are excited about our continuing partnership with NUVI and the Nellesens with the Melisa Nellesen Autism Center, Cole Nellesen Autism Building, the NUVI Social Media Command Center and now this amazing basketball facility. UVU is better because of our partnership with NUVI.”

The NUVI Basketball Center includes 8,000 square feet of court space, named the Ryan Toolson Practice Court, and nine basketball standards, with “game-day atmosphere” graphics to match the UCCU Center environment. The new Travis Hansen Strength and Conditioning Center includes roughly 1,300 square feet, with …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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