NBA announces roster for second Junior NBA Global Championship

Dwyane Wade, Mike Conley, Breanna Stewart, Swin Cash and Rick Carlisle Among NBA and WNBA Ambassadors will be interacting with the youth teams and participate in leadership development programs.

Supported by long-time league partners FIBA and USA Basketball, the Junior NBA Global Championship will bring together the top teams that advanced from regional competitions earlier this year. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Supported by long-time league partners FIBA and USA Basketball, the Junior NBA Global Championship will bring together the top teams that advanced from regional competitions earlier this year. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)   -  Getty Images

The National Basketball Association (NBA), on Thursday, announced the roster of 32 youth teams that will participate in the second Junior NBA Global Championship, a youth basketball tournament for the top 13 and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world, as well as the lineup of talent who will support the event onsite. The competition will take place between August 6 - 11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.

Three-time NBA Champion and Junior NBA Global Championship ambassador Dwyane Wade, Utah Jazz guard and 2019 NBA Sportsmanship and Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year Award recipient Mike Conley, 2018 WNBA MVP and WNBA champion Breanna Stewart, New Orleans Pelicans vice president of Basketball Operations and Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash, and Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle will attend the event to watch the competition, interact with the youth teams and participate in leadership development programs.

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Supported by long-time league partners FIBA and USA Basketball, the event will bring together the top teams (16 U.S. and 16 International) that advanced from regional competitions earlier this year. The 16 international teams (eight boys and eight girls teams) represent Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Europe & Middle East, India, Latin America and Mexico.

The following 16 U.S. teams won Jr. NBA Global Championship regional tournaments to advance to Orlando:
 

U.S. Boys Division:

Central (Drive5 Power Elite; Overland Park, Kan.)*

Mid-Atlantic (Quality Warriors; Upper Marlboro, Md.)

Midwest (The Family; Detroit, Mich.)*

Northeast (K/S Elite All Stars; New York, N.Y.)

Northwest (Dynasty Red; Portland, Ore.)

South (Drive Nation; Dallas, Texas)

Southeast (TSF Mack; Atlanta, Ga.)*

West (City Ballers; Los Angeles, Calif.)


U.S Girls Division:

Central (Missouri Phenom; Kansas City, Mo.)

Mid-Atlantic (Maryland Belles; Odenton, Md.)

Midwest (All Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio)

Northeast (Empire State Basketball Club; Westchester, N.Y.)*

Northwest (Evolution Greyhounds; Seattle, Wash.)

South (Cy Fair Elite; Austin, Texas)

Southeast (FBC United The Family; Metro Atlanta, Ga.)

West (San Diego Waves; San Diego, Calif.)
 

*Participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2018


The Junior 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 competition will culminate with the winners of the U.S. and international brackets playing in the Global Championship games on August 11.