New Delhi:The second annual Junior NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13-and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world, will be held from August 6 to 11 next year at the Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida.
The National Basketball Association on Wednesday announced the details of event and said 32 teams will participate in a week of on-court competition and off-court programming centered on the Jr NBA’s core values of teamwork, respect, determination and community at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The NBA will introduce a new layer of local competitions in the US, including more than 20 local tournaments — 14 of which will be hosted by NBA teams in their respective markets — to expand the pool of participating boys and girls teams.
In India, 10 boys and 10 girls from the Reliance Foundation Jr NBA Selection Camp will be chosen to represent the country in the Jr NBA Global Championship.
The international competition, which will once again leverage the Jr NBA’s extensive global reach, will expand to additional countries and territories.
Top players from the Caribbean will now have the opportunity to compete alongside players from South America for a chance to represent Latin America....