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    Default 2019 Junior NBA Global Championship (August 6-11)

    This was kind of fun last year and the NBA has clearly put a lot into it. From the other thread:

    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)
    The first US regional is the Central Region this weekend. This produced both champions last year.

    Several Canadian provinces have determined their champions, the Canadian championship is June 13-16 in Toronto.

    Europe/Middle East selection camp was in Bologna last weekend, apparently the Middle East region has been moved from Africa to Europe this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    The first US regional is the Central Region this weekend. This produced both champions last year.
    Last year's boys world champions Drive5 defended their regional crown by erasing a 15-point halftime deficit to edge Oz Elite 58-53 in the final.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
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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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    Europe/Middle East teams were announced:

    Boys
    Grigorii Kushneruk-Russia
    Nemanja Sarenac-Serbia
    Hugo von Rosen-Sweden
    Elias Sauramo-Finland
    Tomas Zelenskijj-Lithuania
    Domonkos Szalay-Hungary
    Krisjanis Aboltins-Latvia
    Gabriele Kavosh-Italy
    Noah Myers-England
    Rokas Civilis-Lithuania

    Girls
    Ines Goryanova-England
    Elsa Lemmila-Finland
    Erica Carr Ramos-Qatar
    Tina Grausa-Latvia
    Tamara Romcevic-Serbia
    Jaya Michel-France
    Eva Pernavaite-Lithuania
    Ugne Sirtautaite-Lithuania
    Ekaterine Tsivtsivadze-Georgia
    Emma Arca-Italy
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    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
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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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    Asia/Pacific Teams:

    Boys
    1. Brian Leonard, Indonesia
    2. Dontae Nance, New Zealand
    3. Eishin Naito, Japan
    4. Eman Ajmal Bin Jamil, Malaysia
    5. Henjz Gabriel Demisana, Philippines
    6. Joshua Dent, Australia
    7. Lionel Matthew Rubico, Philippines
    8. Sebastian Roy Reyes, Philippines
    9. Tan Zi Sheng Jayson, Singapore
    10. Tikun Sriphrawiang, Thailand


    Girls
    1. Angelica Jenifer Candra, Indonesia
    2. Chong Pui Khee, Malaysia
    3. Dianne Camille E.Nolasco, Philippines
    4. Iris Yuen, Singapore
    5. Lilly Taulelei, New Zealand
    6. Phung Trang Linh, Vietnam
    7. Reina Fukuo, Japan
    8. Summah Hanson, Australia
    9. Supawadee Aupatum, Thailand
    10. Vanissa Renata Siregar, Indonesia
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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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    Article with some info: https://jrnbagc.nba.com/news/jr-nba-...-40-countries/

    Link to rosters: https://jrnbagc.nba.com/news/2019-rosters/

    US teams

    U.S. Boys Division:
    Central (Drive5 Power Elite; Overland Park, Kan.)*
    Mid-Atlantic (Quality Warriors; Upper Marlboro, Md.)
    Midwest (The Family; Detroit, Mich.)*
    Northeast (K/S Elite All Stars; New York, N.Y.)
    Northwest (Dynasty Red; Portland, Ore.)
    South (Drive Nation; Dallas, Texas)
    Southeast (TSF Mack; Atlanta, Ga.)*
    West (City Ballers; Los Angeles, Calif.)



    U.S Girls Division:
    Central (Missouri Phenom; Kansas City, Mo.)
    Mid-Atlantic (Maryland Belles; Odenton, Md.)
    Midwest (All Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio)
    Northeast (Empire State Basketball Club; Westchester, N.Y.)*
    Northwest (Evolution Greyhounds; Seattle, Wash.)
    South (Cy Fair Elite; Austin, Texas)
    Southeast (FBC United The Family; Metro Atlanta, Ga.)
    West (San Diego Waves; San Diego, Calif.)
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    Schedule is here, as far as I can see it is still not on the official site: https://basketball.exposureevents.co...nship/schedule
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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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    Streamed through Twitch this year.

    Court 1: twitch.tv/nba
    Court 2: twitch.tv/nba2
    Court 3: supposed to be twitch.tv/sports but not at the moment
    Multi-Court: twitch.tv/nba/squad
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    Day 1 Scores

    US Boys
    Southeast 66 West 56
    West 59 Northeast 56
    Southeast 88 Central 67

    Mid-Atlantic 69 Northwest 50
    South 55 Northwest 51
    Mid-Atlantic 86 Midwest 78 (OT)

    Southeast maybe the early favorites after crushing the "defending champs" (with all-new players) on television tonight. Mid-Atlantic which has a combo of players from two top DC/Baltimore AAU programs will also be tough.

    International Boys
    Canada 70 Mexico 44
    Canada 64 Asia Pacific 61
    China 47 Mexico 38

    Latin America 63 Europe 58
    Africa 82 Europe 41
    India 73 Latin America 67 (OT)

    African team has two of their top players from last year (Marouf Moumine and Babacar Djiby Ly) and they will be very tough to beat in the international bracket. Nice win for India.

    US Girls
    West 60 Southeast 56
    West 68 Northeast 65 (OT)
    Central 75 Southeast 48

    Northwest 90 Mid-Atlantic 49
    Northwest 72 South 71
    Mid-Atlantic 59 Midwest 49

    Standout players included West's Breya Cunningham, with 55 points and 26 rebounds in two games, and Northwest's Malia Samuels, who scored 52 points and shot 10/20 on threes.

    International Girls
    Canada 64 Mexico 41
    Canada 60 Asia Pacific 31
    China 49 Mexico 41

    Latin America 53 Europe 39
    Europe 51 Africa 34
    Latin America 54 India 21

    Latin America girls with players from Brazil and Argentina U14 National Teams is much stronger than last year's South America team, but Canada is probably the favorite here.

    Play of the Day: https://twitter.com/jrnba/status/1158864863353016325
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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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    Good streaming quality. Watching some girls' games I was impressed by Samuels (NW) and by Nichols & J. Williams (Central), E-ME and Africa disappointing.

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    Day 2

    US Boys
    Northeast 68 Central 59
    West 79 Central 53
    Southeast 80 Northeast 66

    Midwest 70 South 69
    Northwest 52 Midwest 43
    Mid-Atlantic 67 South 54

    Southeast and Mid-Atlantic teams win their brackets, both have the size to give the Africans trouble in a potential championship matchup.

    International Boys
    Asia Pacific 50 China 42
    Canada 73 China 65
    Asia Pacific 74 Mexico 61

    Africa 63 India 21
    Africa 65 Latin America 34
    Europe 52 India 41

    Strong showing for Asia Pacific despite having to assemble players from eight countries with just two practices. Europe came from 15 down at halftime to beat India for their first win.

    US Girls
    Central 67 Northeast 46
    Southeast 66 Northeast 38
    Central 60 West 55

    South 84 Midwest 61
    Mid-Atlantic 46 South 41
    Northwest 77 Midwest 65

    Central and Northwest won their brackets. Northwest's Miracle Sheppard with 14 steals against the Midwest team.

    International Girls
    China 53 Asia Pacific 44
    Canada 61 China 36
    Mexico 53 Asia Pacific 26

    Africa 57 India 36
    Latin America 47 Africa 26
    Europe 62 India 23

    Canada and Latin America both go 3-0, but no one looks ready to compete with the American teams.

    Service Day and Skills Contest tomorrow and then knockout play starts on Friday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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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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    Bracket Quarterfinals

    US Boys
    Southeast 72 Midwest 45
    South 67 Northeast 62 (OT)
    Central 72 Mid-Atlantic 58
    West 60 Northwest 56 (OT)

    Defending Champs Drive 5 from the Central Region went winless in the group stage, but outscored the Mid-Atlantic 35-13 in the fourth quarters for the upset. Second year in a row the Mid-Atlantic representatives have gone 3-0 in the group stage only to lose the first knockout game. Southeast continues to look the strongest.

    International Boys
    Canada 64 India 56 (OT)
    Europe 58 China 57
    Africa 70 Mexico 36
    Asia Pacific 69 Latin America 59

    Seven of the teams here are competitively matched...Finland's Elias Sauramo hit a three at the buzzer to give Europe the win over China.

    US Girls
    Central 65 Midwest 36
    Mid-Atlantic 58 Southeast 51
    Northwest 78 Northeast 51
    West 78 South 64

    Favorites all won handily, should be some really good matchups tomorrow.

    International Girls
    Canada 65 India 26
    Europe 52 Mexico 46
    Latin America 47 Asia Pacific 41
    Africa 39 China 29

    Winless Asia Pacific cut a 29-11 halftime deficit to 35-34, but couldn't come all the way back.

    According to the schedule on the Exposure Events website, these are the "positive finish" matchups for quarterfinal losers:

    Boys: India-Mid-Atlantic, Latin America-Northwest, Midwest-China, Mexico-Northeast
    Girls: Midwest-Asia Pacific, Mexico-Southeast, India-Northeast, South-China

    Last year the US teams swept all the inter-bracket games.
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    In the girls tournament Central beat a resilient Mid-Atlantic team with some fine plays of Jada Williams. Central's problems are the lack of size inside and rotation.
    6-3 Breya Cunningham of West (36 pts, 22 reb and 88.9% FG!!) was simply too much for Northwest. She will be a huge threat for Central in the final.
    Cunningham and teammate Judea Watkins as well as Central's Williams, S'mya Nichols and Grace Slaughter tried out at the U16 US team selection in May.


    Update: Central girls repeat as US champs clearly winning over West after a great team effort.
    Last edited by carlo; 08-10-2019 at 09:21 PM.

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    Caught this on Fox, nice little concept, NBA clearly saw the little league world series and thought 'Why not' makes for entertaining tv. Looking forward to both finals.
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    Bracket semifinals and finals:

    US Boys
    Southeast 87 South 59
    West 77 Central 74
    West 80 Southeast 74

    West team avenged their only loss of the tournament to take the US championship. Late technical foul and intentional foul hurt the Southeast. In the semis the West blew a 17-point lead against Central but pulled it out on a late three-point play by Taj DeGourville, averaging over 20 ppg for the tournament. Dunk contest winner Quinton Webb is just two points shy of having a double-double in every game so far, and they'll need all of his rebounding against a taller African team.

    International Boys
    Africa 66 Asia Pacific 55
    Canada 65 Europe 59
    Africa 80 Canada 46

    Asia Pacific played Africa closer than anyone so far, behind 30 points from New Zealand's Dontae Nance. No such luck for the Canadians.

    US Girls
    Central 58 Mid-Atlantic 48
    West 76 Northwest 57
    Central 73 West 57

    Balanced offense gets it done for the Central team against the West's two stars.

    International Girls
    Latin America 44 Africa 36
    Canada 71 Europe 44
    Canada 70 Latin America 54

    Canada forced 32 turnovers (one below their average!) to win the battle of undefeated teams in the final.

    Boys game should be interesting and competitive, girls game the US team should be favorites but it's hard to judge the Canadians since they haven't played the same level of competition.

    Positive Finish Boys
    Mid-Atlantic 79 India 26
    Northwest 69 Latin America 53
    Midwest 84 China 45
    Northeast 72 Mexico 46

    Positive Finish Girls
    Midwest 76 Asia Pacific 47
    Southeast 67 Mexico 20
    Northeast 69 India 47
    South 71 China 40
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    Boys Championship: West 70 Africa 61

    Really hard-fought game. Tied 44-44 after the third quarter, and the West team (City Ballers from LA, though one of their top players is from Las Vegas) hit four straight threes to open up a lead early in the fourth. Tough luck for Africa is their star Marouf Moumine left the game after landing awkwardly in the second quarter and did not return. Tyler Rolison played all 32 minutes and led the West with 21 points and 12 rebounds. African big man Seydina Faye posted 16 points and 24 rebounds and the announcers said he has only been playing basketball for seven months so remember that name.

    Girls Championship: Central 72 Canada 35

    First and third quarters were competitive but the Central girls (Missouri Phenom) outscored Canada (Brampton Warriors) 18-3 in the second and 23-5 in the fourth for the big win. Not sure what is the connection (if any) between this year's winners and last year's champions KC Prodigy--last year's team was almost all players from the Kansas City area, while this year's team has players from a broader area. Brampton kept alive the tradition of every Canadian youth team having a Bediako in their lineup.

    Other Boys Games
    Southeast 86 Canada 55 (third place)
    Central 81 Europe 55
    Asia Pacific 61 South 59 (OT)

    Dontae Nance's late basket gave Asia Pacific the first win for an international team against a US team in the history of the tournament. Considering all the factors, the A-P boys may have been the most impressive team in the tournament--10 players, 8 countries, 2 pre-tournament practices, one of their best players got injured early in the first knockout game against Latin America, but they didn't back down from anyone and got key contributions out of players from smaller basketball countries.

    Other Girls Games
    West 62 Latin America 26 (third place)
    Mid-Atlantic 63 Europe 55
    Northwest 72 Africa 34

    Certainly a lot more fun than the Little League World Series. Would be nice if they are able to up the quality of some of the regional international selections in the future, as the African boys crushing everyone will get old, as will the US team winning the girls final by 30-40 points.
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    Juste Jocyte who played for the European Girls last year had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Lithuania's U16 women in their upset of France today. Two other Jr NBA participants (Neda Pliatkute and Ugne Sirtautaite) also saw significant playing time. There are a few players scattered around the other rosters as well, whereas with the U16 Men I only noticed one Jr NBA player (Eric Chime from Finland). Will be interesting to see how many players break through next year when the inaugural group is 16.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
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