Tournament Primer: Jr. NBA Global Championship

The 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship kicks off one week from today! The tournament will be held August 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (part of the Walt Disney World Complex) in Orlando, FL. The tournament will showcase the top U13 & U14 basketball talents from across the globe.

Sixteen boys team and sixteen girls teams have qualified for the Jr. NBA Global Championship. The teams will be separated into U.S. and International brackets of eight teams each. Winners of the U.S. and International brackets will play in the boys and girls championship games.

Brampton Warriors (U14 Girls) and Nike Bounce (U14 Boys)Β earned their spots in the Global Final in June: The Canada Regional Finals were held June 13-16 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. They faced teams from British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and Nova Scotia, and both teams swept their brackets on the way to being crowned champions.

Watch Jr NBA Global Championship games streamed by the NBA/Twitch

Nike Bounce

Nike Bounce will be led in Orlando by Head Coach Nathan Teague and Assistant Coach Raysean Joseph. Their roster is below.Β See the full schedule for the Boys’ Jr NBA Global Championship.

Ashton McQuaigGOrangeville, ON
David IntriagoGBrampton, ON
Jahnai DunkleyFHamilton, ON
Jalik DunkleyGHamilton, ON
Jovan MilicevicG/FToronto, ON
Remil TissingtonG/FBrampton, ON
Thomas CampbellFToronto, ON
Tinaye NgorimaGVaughan, ON
Uros MilicevicFToronto, ON
Zayne VernonGHamilton, ON

Brampton Warriors

The Brampton Warriors will be led in Orlando by Head Coach Keith Johnson and Assistant Coach Emmanuel Amartey. Their roster is below. See the full schedule for the Girls’ Jr NBA Global Championship.

Name PositionHometown
Anaya JohnsonGBrampton, ON
Caidence AmarteyGBrampton, ON
Cyanne JohnG/FBolton, ON
Jada BediakoFBrampton, ON
Janae BrissettG/FBrampton, ON
Jordane PrendergastG/FBrampton, ON
Leia BrownG/FKitchener, ON
Milana NenadicFKitchener, ON
Sumer LeeGKitchener, ON
Tene SmithGBrampton, ON

In Orlando, the two Canadian teams will compete in the round robin against teams from seven International regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, China, Europe & Middle East, India, Latin America & Mexico). While the U.S. and Canadian champions are club teams and determined champions through tournament play, many of the International representatives are determined through regional open tryouts or selection camps and are picked in a sort of β€œall-star” team for that region.

The NBA will stream some Jr. NBA Global Championship games via Twitch. Select games will also air on the Fox Sports network of channels. Pro basketball stars such as Dwayne Wade, Mike Conley, Breanna Stewart, and Vince Carter will be in attendance for the international tournament. On August 8, teams will take a break from game-play to participate in an NBA Cares community service project during the day and a skills competition in the evening.

Ontario Basketball wishes both Ontario teams the best of luck as they head to Orlando to represent Canada next week.