ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to Host 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship

From August 6-11, Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex will be host to the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship.

What’s happening:

  • The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced the roster of 32 youth teams that will participate in the second Jr. NBA Global Championship.
  • The youth basketball tournament features the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world.
  • In addition to the student athletes, the NBA announced the lineup of talent who will support the event onsite.  
  • The competition will take place Tuesday, August 6 – Sunday, August 11 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort and will air on the FOX Sports family of networks.

All Star talent in attendance:

  • Several athletes and sports figures will attend the event to watch the competition, interact with the youth teams and participate in leadership development programs.
  • Among those joining this year’s events are:
    • Dwyane Wade
    • Mike Conley
    • Breanna Stewart
    • Swin Cash
    • Coach Rick Carlisle

Where to watch:

  • FOX Sports will air 16 games throughout the week, across FOX, FS1 and FS2.  
  • All games will be telecast live and simulcast on as well as the FOX Sports app.

Did you know?:

  • The event will bring together the top 32 boys and girls teams (16 U.S. and 16 international) that advanced from regional competitions earlier this year that collectively reached more than 15,000 youth from 75 countries.  

  • The 16 international teams (eight boys and eight girls teams) represent:
    • Africa
    • Asia Pacific
    • Canada
    • China
    • Europe & Middle East
    • India
    • Latin America
    • Mexico

The following 16 U.S. teams won Jr. NBA Global Championship regional tournaments to advance to Orlando:

  • U.S. Boys Division:
    • Central (Drive5 Power Elite; Overland Park, Kansas.)*
    • Mid-Atlantic (Quality Warriors; Upper Marlboro, Maryland.)
    • Midwest (The Family; Detroit, Michigan)*
    • Northeast (K/S Elite All Stars; New York, N.Y.)
    • Northwest (Dynasty Red; Portland, Oregon)
    • South (Drive Nation; Dallas, Texas)
    • Southeast (TSF Mack; Atlanta, Georgia)*
    • West (City Ballers; Los Angeles, California)
  • U.S Girls Division:
    • Central (Missouri Phenom; Kansas City, Missouri)
    • Mid-Atlantic (Maryland Belles; Odenton, Maryland)
    • Midwest (All Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio)
    • Northeast (Empire State Basketball Club; Westchester, N.Y.)*
    • Northwest (Evolution Greyhounds; Seattle, Washington)
    • South (Cy Fair Elite; Austin, Texas)
    • Southeast (FBC United The Family; Metro Atlanta, Georgia)
    • West (San Diego Waves; San Diego, California)

*Team that participated in the inaugural Jr. NBA Global Championship in 2018

NBA and WNBA alumni: 

  • Current and former NBA and WNBA players who are alumni of the U.S. teams include:
    • Ariel Atkins (South; Girls)
    • Brooke McCarty (South; Girls)
    • Candice Wiggins (West; Girls)
    • Chiney Ogwumike (South; Girls)
    • Draymond Green (Midwest; Boys)
    • Kelsey Mitchell (Midwest; Girls)
    • Kelsey Plum (West; Girls)
    • Nneka Ogwumike (South; Girls)
    • Miles Bridges (Midwest; Boys)
  • There are also several players who have ties to the U.S. programs, including:
    • Bol Bol (Central; Boys)
    • Danny Green (Northeast; Boys)
    • Jerami Grant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys)
    • Jerian Grant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys)
    • Jermaine O’Neal (South; Boys)
    • Josh Hart (Mid-Atlantic; Boys)
    • Kevin Durant (Mid-Atlantic; Boys)
    • Kyrie Irving (Northeast; Boys)
    • Rod Strickland (Northeast; Boys)
    • Shelvin Mack (Southeast; Boys)
    • Victor Oladipo (Mid-Atlantic; Boys)
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