MUMBAI – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the Jr. NBA Global Championship India Selection Camp, a two-day camp featuring 20 boys and 20 girls from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program who will compete for the opportunity to represent India in the Jr. NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world that will be held Aug. 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla.
The Jr. NBA Global Championship will feature boys and girls divisions, separated into U.S. and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition. The winners of the U.S. and international brackets will play in the global championship games on Aug. 11.
More than 300 boys and girls from 35 countries participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship in August 2018. During the weeklong event, all 32 teams participated in life skills sessions, Disney park visits, a community service project, and educational meetings with current and former NBA and WNBA players and coaches. The Central girls (Kansas City, Mo.) defeated the Europe girls team 68-38, while the Central boys (Overland Park, Kan.) defeated the Africa & Middle East boys team 60-50 in the global championship games.
Now in its sixth year, the 2018-19 Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has engaged more than 6.3 million youth in 34 cities nationwide. The program – the largest in its six-year history – focuses on inspiring youth to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle by integrating basketball into the physical education curriculum of the 7,900 participating schools and promoting the Jr. NBA’s core values of teamwork, respect, determination and community.
More information about the Jr. NBA Global Championship can be found at www.jrnbagc.nba.com.