US teams top Jr. NBA Global Championship in Florida

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA ‘ US Central (girls) and US West (boys ‘ Ambassador Dwyane Wade and New Orleans Pelicans Vice-President of Basketball Operations/Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash ‘

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA ‘ US Central (girls) and US West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship on Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals featured US Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and US West defeating Africa, 70-61, in the boys division.

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver, three-time NBA Champion and Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade and New Orleans Pelicans Vice-President of Basketball Operations/Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash presented the winning teams with trophies in postgame ceremonies.

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Central Girls win Jr. NBA Global Championship with help of four Topeka girls

The global youth basketball tournament took place from Aug. 6-11 and featured 32 of the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world.’ Overall, 15,000 players from 75 countries participated across Jr. NBA Global Championship regional competitions.

The Central girls team, from Kansas City, Mo., finished the week with a 7-0 record, marking the second consecutive year that the Central Region won the Jr. NBA Global Championship.’ The team, which defeated the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and West to advance to the Global Championship final, was led by returning champion S’mya Nichols and guards Chloe Clardy, Jada Williams and Kiara Smith, who’scored a combined 43 points‘in the win over Canada.

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Central Girls, West Boys lift Jr. NBA Global C”ship crown

Orlando (Florida), Aug 12 US Central (girls) and US West (boys) were crowned champions of the Junior NBA Global Championship held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Walt Disney World Resort.

India also took part in the international bracket of the youth basketball competition with boys and girls losing to Canada in the quarter-finals.

The Indian boys and girls played against Latin America, Africa, Europe & Middle East and Canada in the international bracket, both sides losing to Canada in the quarter-finals of the meet.

The highlight was the way the boys played against the mighty Canadians, the second best team in the world, almost pulling off a major upset against the country which houses the reigning NBA champions, Toronto Raptors. The game went into overtime where they lost 56-64 after being down 16-25 at halftime.

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Amy Brooks had always been passionate about sports, but her fascination with one in particular started to blossom at the age of 11.’

It was then, she recalls, that the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Kings relocated from Kansas City to her hometown of Sacramento, the’Californian’capital that prior to then had not been able to boast the same glamorous major league franchises that have become synonymous with other cities in the state like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Now, some years later, Brooks is overseeing the business operations of her favourite childhood team, along with those of the NBA’s other 29 franchises.


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