DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD: It was a competitive day of bracket play here at the Mid-Atlantic Regional as defending champion Slam City was pushed to the wire by the MD Trailblazers. The Ducks advance to tomorrow’s semifinals where they will face Team Thrill. In the second semifinal game, The University will take on Quality Warriors.
Perhaps no bigger shot was taken for Slam City than this 3-pointer by Kennard Wyche Jr. to give his team some breathing room in the final minutes.
Kennard Wyche Jr. for the Slam City Ducks sinks a sweet step-back 3! 🔥#JrNBAGlobalChampionship
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) June 8, 2019
The defending Mid-Atlantic girls champions Germantown Lady Panthers were upset in their quarterfinal game by GTS Fusion. The Fusion will be joined by Lady Red, the Maryland Lady Belles and the Maryland Lady Tigers on Championship Sunday to play for a trip to the Jr. NBA Global Championship this August in Orlando.
The players got a break from the action on Saturday, as NBA Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley joined NBA Player Development to host a Life Skills Session, where he spoke about the importance of an education and building your personal brand off the basketball court. Dantley also mentioned how he wished he had a tournament like this when he was younger.
It’s a great atmosphere. You have great basketball here in the Washington metropolitan area. They didn’t have this when I was young. To win and go to Orlando, that’s great to get some exposure. You can grown and learn a lot of things from basketball.
Saturday’s action was brought to a thunderous close courtesy of Quality Warriors’ Amani Hansberry.
Throw it up for Amani Hansberry and he will take care of the rest for the Quality Warriors 😤💥 #JrNBAGlobalChampionship
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) June 9, 2019
Semifinal games tip tomorrow at 9:15 AM from Athletic Republic. Watch all the action live on Eleven and Flo Sports. And keep up with all of the action on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. As always, the official Jr. NBA Global Championship site will have live stats throughout the weekend.