DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD: The energy was high as pool play tipped off from the Jr. NBA Global Championship Mid-Atlantic Regional at Athletic Republic in District Heights, Maryland. Defending Mid-Atlantic champions Slam City (Boys) and Germantown Lady Panthers (Girls) both went 2-0 on the day, positioning them well for tomorrow’s bracket play.
Slam City coach Walter Webb talked about returning to the Mid-Atlantic regional and his expectations for this year’s squad.
There’s nothing like it. We’re really, really excited! We waited a year to be back in this tournament.
The Boys Mid-Atlantic Regional defending champions, Slam City Ducks, are back in year 2! Head Coach Walter Webb talks this year’s squad and the experiences from last summer at the #JrNBAGlobalChampionship! pic.twitter.com/FJMFnntJaV
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) June 8, 2019
Slam City wasn’t the only team to impress on Day 1 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional, as eight teams went 2-0, notably Team Thrill, PYBL Select and Quality Warriors.
The Warriors’ Amani Hansberry showcased his athleticism in their opening win with this rim-rocking two-handed jam.
The girls division had its share of highlights as Kameryn Dorsey of Lady Thrill impressed the gym with her ability to attract the double team before dropping off the no-look dish down low.
Players will get the opportunity to hear from NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley as part of tomorrow’s Life Skills session.
Games tip tomorrow at 9 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.