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    NBA, USA Basketball, and Disney are organizing a U14 World Championship, sort of similar to the Little League World Series with 8 American teams and 8 international teams:
    https://jrnbawc.nba.com/index.html

    This is presumably intended for club teams, but there doesn't really seem to be any restriction on what type of team you can have as long as the players are the right age.
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    Might be interesting, I imagine there should be television interest with Disney involved. Wondering how they will narrow the teams down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    There is more qualification info on the tournament website. Sounds like the Africa/Middle East, Europe, Mexico, and South American representatives will be some kind of multinational selection instead of the winners of a regional tournament, that could make things rather unbalanced.
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    Date of starting the batches of basketball?

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    NBA - Junior world championship info.

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    Some interesting spam in the previous posts.

    Indian representatives will be Bengaluru girls and Delhi boys:
    https://www.firstpost.com/sports/you...o-4454775.html
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    Qualifiers have been decided for the Canadian championship, which will be held in St. Catharines at the same time as the FIBA Americas U18 tournament:

    Boys
    Brampton Breakdown (Ontario)
    Community Y Panthers (Nova Scotia)
    Tornades de Longueil (Quebec)
    Regina Sonics (Saskatchewan)
    AthElite (British Columbia)

    Girls
    Welland Warriors (Ontario)
    Valley Jr. Axewomen (Nova Scotia)
    Seminaire Saint-Francois Blizzard (Quebec)
    Saskatoon Shock (Saskatchewan)
    VK Basketball (British Columbia)

    Here is the Manitoba-Saskatchewan qualifier, in case you really want to watch U14 club basketball:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLE2Q9hz09k

    All the US regional qualifiers will be streamed on FloHoops.
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    Rosters for all the tournament teams are here:
    https://ak-static.cms.nba.com/wp-con..._Rosters_A.pdf

    The actual names of the clubs representing the US regions:

    Boys
    Northwest--Seattle Rotary
    West--Elite SC
    Central--Drive5 Power Elite 2022
    South--Team FOE
    Midwest--The Family
    Southeast--TSF Mack 2022
    Mid-Atlantic--Slam City
    Northeast--6th Boro Hoops

    Girls
    Northwest--Tree of Hope Pacific Red
    West--California Storm
    Central--KC Prodigy
    South--Lady Nike Pro Skills
    Midwest--Sky Digg Soldiers
    Southeast--SC 76ers
    Mid-Atlantic--Germantown Lady Panthers
    Northeast--Empire State Basketball Club
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    Day 1 scores. These are 32-minute games with a running clock if the margin is above 30 points in the second half. Some of these games in the international bracket could have been much worse.

    International Boys
    Africa/Middle East 74 China 44
    Canada 69 Mexico 20 (43-0 at halftime)
    Canada 85 China 68

    Europe 75 India 34
    Australia 80 India 43
    South America 44 Europe 39 (this was on FS1 and it was an epic brickfest...Europe 5/36 from three and 4/15 from the line)

    US Boys
    South 67 Northwest 37
    Mid-Atlantic 68 Northwest 38
    Mid-Atlantic 77 Midwest 61

    Central 87 Northeast 55
    West 72 Southeast 68
    Northeast 72 West 69 (tough turnaround for a West team with only seven players)

    International Girls
    Australia 57 India 11
    Australia 58 South America 16
    Europe 75 India 28

    Canada 63 Mexico 20
    China 63 Africa/Middle East 39
    Canada 65 China 44

    US Girls
    Midwest 63 Northwest 54
    Midwest 74 South 70
    Mid-Atlantic 59 Northwest 50

    West 52 Southeast 50
    Southeast 65 Central 56
    West 54 Northeast 46
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Second day of pool play:

    International Boys
    Africa/Middle East 97 Mexico 23
    China 78 Mexico 14
    Africa/Middle East 82 Canada 44

    Australia 64 South America 39
    South America 59 India 46
    Europe 58 Australia 46

    US Boys
    Mid-Atlantic 64 South 50
    Northwest 75 Midwest 68
    Midwest 55 South 53

    Central 77 West 63
    Southeast 58 Northeast 56
    Central 67 Southeast 65

    International Girls
    Europe 85 South America 20
    Europe 50 Australia 49
    India 40 South America 37

    Canada 72 Africa/Middle East 63
    China 43 Mexico 10
    Africa/Middle East 62 Mexico 25

    US Girls
    South 43 Mid-Atlantic 38
    Mid-Atlantic 62 Midwest 41
    South 54 Northwest 41

    Southeast 50 Northeast 30
    Central 58 West 54
    Central 60 Northeast 42

    Day off tomorrow, then knockout play begins on Friday. The African boys team is going to be tough to beat--I'm sure aspersions are already being cast over the ages of a couple of their players...
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Bracket Quarterfinals:

    International Boys
    Africa/Middle East 86 India 29
    Europe 67 China 50
    Australia 77 Mexico 17
    Canada 62 South America 54

    US Boys
    Southeast 71 Mid-Atlantic 59
    Northeast 50 Midwest 48
    Central 73 Northwest 51
    South 83 West 63

    International Girls
    Canada 56 South America 10
    Australia 65 Africa/Middle East 24
    Europe 65 Mexico 14
    China 62 India 31

    US Girls
    Southeast 66 Northwest 56
    Central 61 South 59
    Mid-Atlantic 52 Northeast 35
    Midwest 53 West 49

    Upset of the day goes to the Southeast boys who knocked off the unbeaten Mid-Atlantic team despite playing without several starters.
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Bracket semifinals and final. Eliminated teams play a "positive finish" game against an eliminated team from the other bracket:

    International Boys
    Africa/Middle East 69 Europe 27
    Canada 63 Australia 52
    Africa/Middle East 93 Canada 75

    US Boys
    Southeast 73 Northeast 55
    Central 54 South 51
    Central 69 Southeast 53

    Positive Finish Boys
    Mid-Atlantic 74 China 53
    Northwest 74 Mexico 28
    West 91 India 33
    Midwest 56 South America 43
    South 66 Europe 34
    Northeast 57 Australia 46

    International Girls
    Australia 52 Canada 44
    Europe 63 China 48
    Europe 45 Australia 42

    US Girls
    Central 71 Southeast 68
    Mid-Atlantic 63 Midwest 51
    Central 45 Mid-Atlantic 41

    Positive Finish Girls
    West 77 Africa/Middle East 47
    South 86 India 16
    Northwest 75 South America 13
    Northeast 53 Mexico 13
    Southeast 70 China 56
    Midwest 71 Canada 38

    The Central girls came back from a 60-48 deficit after three quarters against Southeast in the semifinals, and then scored the last nine points of the game to edge Mid-Atlantic in the final. Central boys had a comeback of their own in the semis, outscoring South 20-8 in the fourth quarter. Both Central teams are from the Kansas City area, who knew that was the capital of youth basketball in the US now?

    Canada gave it a better shot against Africa/Middle East this time around. Interested to see how the boys championship game goes. The Americans are probably favorites in the girls game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Central Boys (Drive5 Power Elite) won a hard-fought championship game with Africa/Middle East, 60-50. Central had a small lead throughout the game but couldn't put it away until the final minutes, when the African team's lack of depth haunted them as three starters fouled out.

    Central Girls (KC Prodigy) beat Europe 68-38 in the girls championship. Europe's point guard was apparently injured earlier in the tournament and they had a lot of trouble with the ball pressure of the Americans.

    NBA definitely put a lot into this event, bringing everyone to Orlando for 10 days, getting a bunch of games nationally televised, lots of current and former NBA and WNBA players hanging out in Orlando, and Adam Silver presenting the trophies to the winners. It'll be interesting to see how this develops in the future.
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    Among girls, Mid-Atlantic's G/F Kiki Rice topped the individual performance with 189 efficiency on 7 games, preceeding Southeast's Ashlyn Watkins, a 6'3 F/C who can dunk, with 149 (6 games). Both are 2022-class. Rice participated in this year's U17 WC US team trials suriving a couple of cuts.
    Others with 100+ eff, 6'4 post Kyla Oldacre of Midwest and Justa Veronika Jocyte of Lithuania (MVP at the U14 Baltic Cup played in June).

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    Runner-up Africa & Middle East finished with the two top performers in the boys tournament, i.e Marouf Moumine from Cameroon as the only player over 200 efficiency (210 in 7 games) and Fray Dieud Nguimbi of Congo Republic with 155. Central champs had Taj Manning and Mark Mitchell Jr with 155 and 153 respectively. Mali's Mohamed Maiga finished third in his squad with 134. Dunk specialist Jarace Walker of Mid-Atlantic and West's Christian Moore scored 122.

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    Back for 2019:
    https://jrnbagc.nba.com/news/jr-nba-...nship-returns/

    Changes appear to be:

    --More extensive US qualifying tournament, with a first round of local tournaments sponsored by NBA teams
    --Asia Pacific will now include players from multiple countries
    --Latin America team will include Caribbean players
    --India team will be a selection instead of a city team (not totally clear)
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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