Ontario Teams qualify for Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regional 2019
Basketball fans gathered at Humber College in Etobicoke to watch the U14 OBLX season finale showdown on Sunday, April 7 and see what team placed as Ontario’s best.
As an extra incentive for winners of the OBLX title, both the boys’ and girls’ winner of their respective Finals would move on to represent Ontario at the Jr. NBA World Championship Canada Regional for the chance to represent their country.
Last year the NBA introduced the Jr. NBA World Championship where “boys and girls divisions, each comprised of 16 regional champions (eight U.S. teams and eight international teams) will compete in the inaugural championship in August at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando.”
Congratulations to U14 Girls’ Ontario Jr. NBA reps, the Brampton Warriors who completed a 13-0 unbeaten season with their OBLX title and defeated second-seeded Canada Elite 64-37 in the Final. Milana Nenadic led a balanced Brampton attack with 12 points but the Warriors won with their defence forcing 19 steals in the game. Team members include Tene Smith, Summer Lee, Jordane Prendergast, Jada Bediako, Cyanne John, Anaya Johnson, Caidence Amartey, Hope Manglal-Lan, Milana Nenadic, Leia Brown and Janae Brissett, and coaches Keith Johnson, Emmanuel Amartey and Tene Smith.
Congratulations to U14 Boys’ Ontario Jr. NBA reps, CIA Bounce who had a big weekend knocking off the #1 and #2 seed on their way to a closely contested 64-60 win over Brampton Breakdown in the Final. Jahnai Dunkley led Bounce with 30 points and 9 rebounds in the deciding game. Team members include David Intriago, Jovan Milicevic, Uros Milicevic, Ashton McQuaig, Tinaye Ngorima, Remi Tissington, Thomas Campbell, Zayne Vernon, Jahnai Dunkley and Jalique Dunkley, and coaches Nathan Teague Jr, Gamin Teague, Raysean Joseph and Stephen McQuaig.
If Brampton Warriors or CIA Bounce can win the Canada Regional they’ll have quite the experience at the Jr NBA World Championships – just ask last years’ OBA teams who participated: