Basketball is a summer sport at Jeppe. Matches are played in the 1st and 4th terms, usually as part of the traditional fixture programme alongside water polo and cricket.
It is the fastest-growing sporting code at the school. Up to 15 teams are fielded in interschool fixtures. The school participates in the big Johannesburg tournaments, at 1stteam and age group levels. Jeppe hosts the annual Gauteng Under-14 Basketball Festival.
The popularity of the game at Jeppe has coincided with the rapid growth of basketball at schools in the country. It the last 10 years it has transformed from a minor, niche activity to a major, mass participation sport. This has led to major improvements in the levels of coaching and umpiring and an increase in the quality of interschool competition.
Jeppe currently has three permanent all-weather basketball courts and state-of-the-art electronic scoring system.