Jr. NBA Global Championship finals set for Sunday, August 11

Jr. NBA Global Championship, Canada Girls pose for a group photo after winning the International Championship (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Jr. NBA Global Championship, Canada Girls pose for a group photo after winning the International Championship (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Sunday, August 11 the Jr. NBA Global Championship will determine the winners of the Girls and Boys Bracket champions for 2019.

The finals of the Jr. NBA Global Championship will occur today – Sunday, August 11. If you’re an NBA fan who is in a bit of withdrawal you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the games these youngsters are bringing to the hardwood.

This tournament features the best 13 and 14 year olds from International squads and teams from the U.S.

With the NBA expected to stop the required one year in College by the 2022 draft, these tournaments offer insight into up and coming talents who’ll be hitting the NBA hardcourts potentially in four years.

Girls Bracket:

In the Girls Bracket on U.S. side of the pool, in the semi finals, the Central team beat the West team 73-57 on Saturday, August 10th.

The International side of the bracket featured the Canadian Girls team beating the Europe & Middle East squad 71-44 to move onto the finals. The Latin American beat Team Africa 44-36 to move into the International finals. Canada then went on to beat Latin America 70-54 to win the International side of the bracket.

This leads to a showdown between Team Canada and the U.S. Team Central in the finals. In a preview of the teams, U.S. Central guard Chloe-Clardy (12) leads her squad with 16.0 points, guard-forward Smya-Nichols (44) posts the most rebounds with 50 while guard Jada-Williams (32) averages 3.0 assists.

For the Canadian team, the leaders are guard Jada-Williams (23) who averages 11 points, forward Jada-Williams (44) leads the team with 7.0 rebounds and guard Anaya-Johnson (5) dishes an average of 5.7 assists.

This game will air at 3:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, August 11th playing on FOX TV.

Boys Bracket:

On Saturday, August 10th, the U.S. portion of the Boys bracket witnessed some quality games. Two games occurred at noon with the Southeast team beating the South team 87-59. Meanwhile, a tightly contested game took place between the West and Central squads with Team West pulling out a 77-74 win to move onto the finals of the bracket facing the Southeast team.

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In the finals of the U.S. Boys Bracket with Team West beating the Southeast team 80-74.

On the International side of the bracket Team Canada reached the International finals by defeating the Europe & Middle East Team by a score of 66-59. Their opponent was Team Africa who defeated Team Asia Pacific 66-55 to move into the finals.

Team Africa pounded Team Canada in the finals 80-46 which garners them a position in the finals against the U.S. Team West.

This premiere game will occur at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time also on FOX TV to determine the winner of the Boys Bracket. In a preview of the teams, African forward Marouf-Moumine (23) leads his squad with 17.3 points and 5.5 assists and Seydina Limamoulaye-Faye (11) averages 10.7 rebounds.

For the U.S. side of the bracket the West team leaders are guard-forward Taj-DeGourville (24) who averages 20.3 points, guard Quinton-Webb (32) leads the team with 14.3 rebounds and guard Tyler-Rolison (23) dishes an average of 2.7 assists.

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The pregame show begins at 2:30 p.m. on FOX TV as well.