The top girls and boys youth basketball talent will be on display this August
The NBA’s global youth basketball tournament which brings together 32 of the top 13- and 14-year-olds girls and boys teams from around the world is returning for its third year. The 2020 Jr. NBA Global Championship will take place from August 11-16, 2020 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, the league announced Thursday.
This year’s Global Championship will once again be broadcast on FOX Sports.
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The 2020 Global Championship will feature divisions, separated into U.S. and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition. The U.S regions are Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast and West, while the international regions are Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe & Middle East, India, Latin America and Mexico.
Last year, the U.S. Central girls team (from Kansas City, Mo.) defeated Canada 72-35 in the girls championship and the U.S. West boys team (from Los Angeles, Calif.) defeated Africa 70-61 in the boys championship.
Qualifying regional competitions for the 2020 Jr. NBA Global Championship will tip off this spring.
During the weeklong event in August, all 32 teams will also participate in off-court activities alongside current and former NBA and WNBA players, including health and wellness programming, leadership development and NBA Cares community service projects.
Many current WNBA players were once members of Jr. NBA Global Championship teams themselves. Ariel Atkins, Brooke McCarty-Williams, Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike each played for the South girls teams in their youth, Kelsey Mitchell played for the Midwest and Candice Wiggins and Kelsey Plum once represented the West girls teams.
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