20 players to represent India in Jr. NBA Global Championship

ChampionshipIndia will have 20 players representing the country in the in second Jr. NBA Global Championship in the USA from August 6 to 11.

The event will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Florida.

The National Basketball Association announced the roster of boys and girls team that will represent India in the Championship.

The 20 youth players were chosen following a two-day selection camp at the NBA academy in India. The camp featured 40 13 and 14-year-olds from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Skills Challenges, City Competitions and National Finals.

In the inaugural event last year, Sunishka Kartik from the India girls team won the Community Award while Bhavik Garg won the tip-off ceremony dance contest.

Sachin Yadav and Moumita Mishra will both return for their second appearance in the annual youth basketball tournament.

The championship will feature boys and girls divisions, separated into US and international brackets that begin with round-robin play and continue with single-elimination competition.

The winners of the US and international brackets will play in the global championship games on August 11.

During the week-long event, all 32 teams will participate in activities designed to reinforce the Jr. NBA’s core values and provide the players with development opportunities and memorable experiences off the court, including life skills sessions, Disney park visits and a community service project.