From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Darrell Fry
The future of NBA basketball is coming back to Walt Disney World Resort this summer for the third straight year. The Jr. NBA Global Championships, which features many of the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls basketball players in the world, is confirmed to return to our ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Aug. 11-16.
Youth teams from Atlanta to Australia will start competing soon in various events in their areas for a chance to represent their region at the Jr. NBA Global Championships. Only 32 teams will qualify and earn the opportunity to go after the world title.
If you haven’t attended the event, check out this video that will give you a sense of the excitement, talent and global atmosphere that makes this event unlike any other youth basketball tournament in the world. And don’t forget to check back here in the coming weeks for more details about this year’s tournament.