NBA announces two-day selection camp for Jr.NBA Global Championships

Participants from the Reliance Foundation Jr NBA program in the 13-14 age group will compete to represent India in the second edition of the annual championships in Florida.

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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 largest in its six-year history.   -  NBA Academy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced a two-day Jr. NBA Global Championship India Selection camp at the NBA Academy India.

Scheduled for April 29-30, the camp will feature 20 boys and 20 girls from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program who will compete for the opportunity to represent India at the second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida later this year.

The camp will feature 40 participants from the Reliance Foundation Junior NBA Skills Challenges, City Competitions and National Finals. Of the lot, 10 boys and 10 girls will be chosen to represent the country, with a dedicated focus on positional skill development and five-on-five competition.

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Now in its sixth year, the 2018-19 Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has fielded more than 6.3 million young players in 34 cities across the country, the largest in its six-year history.

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 August 11.

More than 300 boys and girls from 35 countries participated in the inaugural Championships in August 2018.

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 first edition.

During the weeklong event, 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.