From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Sarah Harris
Returning for its second year, the Jr. NBA Global Championship makes its way to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort August 6 – 11, 2019. The global youth basketball tournament brings together 32 teams featuring the top 13- and 14- year-old boys and girls players from around the world, with more than 300 youth basketball players from 40 countries competing over the six day tournament.
In addition to the top youth talent, three-time NBA Champion and Jr. 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.
Want to see all the tournament action? Games begin Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports with admission free to the general public. Learn more about this year’s event by visiting here.
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