EMERSON, GA: It was an intense day of bracket play here at the Southeast Regional with the defending boys champions TSF Mack 2023 and defending girls champions SC76ers both advancing to tomorrow’s semifinals. TSF Mack 2023 will face Warrior Basketball 2023, who earned their spot in the Southeast Regional by winning the Orlando Magic’s local qualifying tournament. Marvel Allen led the way for the Warriors with 20 points.
Warrior Basketball 2023 head coach Brandon Melamed talks about the long road his team has traveled and what to expect from their next opponent:
The kids are playing for one another. Playing great defense. Sharing the ball.
Coach Melamed of Warriors Basketball 2023, the @OrlandoMagic local qualifier winners, talks about heading into championship Sunday undefeated at the Southeast Regional! #JrNBAGlobalChampionship pic.twitter.com/X5KKgfy6KF
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) June 16, 2019
In the other boys semifinal game, NYBA Elite will play Team United. NYBA Elite’s Curtis Givens dropped 31 points in the team’s quarterfinal win over the Atlanta Celtics.
The SC76ers, who will take on WP Celtics Team Henderson, won on a last-second shot by Milaysia Fulwiley. Fulwiley finished the game with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. In other semifinal girls action, FBC United will play Essence Xtreme.
Players, coaches and parents took a break from basketball on Saturday to attend a Life Skills Session led by NBA Player Development and Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley. Beasley discussed his journey to the NBA and the hard work and commitment it took to get there.
Two more tickets will be punched to Orlando tomorrow with semifinal games tipping at 9:15 AM from LakePoint Champions Center. 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.