Ontario Set to Host Canada Qualifier for Jr. NBA Global Championship

The NBA and Canada Basketball are set to host the Canada Regional qualifier for the second annual Jr. NBA Global Championship this coming weekend. The winners will advance to the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, FL. 

The regional tournaments to determine the four representatives at the Jr. NBA Global Championship – Canada Regional Finals wrapped up last weekend. The winning teams from each division will now head to the Jr. NBA Canada Finals this weekend, June 13-16 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.

The full results of the regional qualifiers are:

RegionBoy's Division ChampionGirl's Division Champion
Canada Atlantic RegionalNorth Preston BullsValley Heat
Canada East RegionalImpact (College Durocher Saint-Lambert)Blizzard (Seminaire Saint-Francois)
Canada West RegionalBC United (North Vancouver) VK (North Vancouver)
Canada Prairies RegionalHot Shots204 Elite
Ontario (Host) CIA BounceBrampton Warriors

Teams will compete for the chance to represent Canada at the second annual global youth tournament, which is set to be held August 6-11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World near Orlando, FL.

Schedules for this weekend for both divisions can be found below.

Boy’s Division: 

TimeMatchupLocation
Friday
10:00 AMOntario Region v. Prairies RegionTPASC - Gym 3
12:00 PMEast Region v. West RegionTPASC - Gym 3
3:00 PMAtlantic Region v. Prairies RegionTPASC - Gym 3
5:00 PMEast Region v. Ontario RegionTPASC - Gym 3
Saturday
9:00 AMWest Region v. Atlantic RegionTPASC - Gym 2
11:00 AMPrairies Region v. East RegionTPASC - Gym 2
2:00 PMWest Region v. Ontario RegionTPASC - Gym 2
4:00 PMAtlantic Region v. East RegionTPASC - Gym 2
Sunday
12:00 PMOntario Region v. Atlantic RegionTPASC - Gym 2
12:00 PMPrairies Region v. West RegionTPASC -Gym 1
4:30 PMGold Medal GameTPASC - Gym 2

Girl’s Division:

TimeMatchupLocation
Friday
10:00 AMOntario Region v. Prairies RegionTPASC - Gym 4
12:00 PMEast Region v. West RegionTPASC - Gym 4
3:00 PMAtlantic Region v. Prairies RegionTPASC - Gym 4
5:00 PMEast Region v. Ontario RegionTPASC - Gym 4
Saturday
9:00 AMWest Region v. Atlantic RegionTPASC - Gym 1
11:00 AMPrairies Region v. East RegionTPASC - Gym 1
2:00 PMWest Region v. Ontario RegionTPASC - Gym 1
4:00 PMAtlantic Region v. East RegionTPASC - Gym 1
Sunday
10:00 AMOntario Region v. Atlantic RegionTPASC - Gym 2
10:00 AMPrairies Region v. West RegionTPASC -Gym 1
3:00 PMGold Medal GameTPASC - Gym 2

Last year, Denver Nuggets‘ Jamal Murray made a surprise appearance at the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Canada Regional Finals in St. Catharines, meeting with players and coaches and sharing inspiring stories from his journey from Waterloo to the NBA.

At the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship, the Welland Warriors (girls) advanced to the international semifinals, and the Brampton Breakdown (boys) advanced to the international finals. Both Canadian teams took part in life skills programming centered on the Jr. NBA‘s core values, in addition to meeting NBA players Vince Carter and Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade and participated in NBA Cares community service projects.