BOLOGNA, ITALY – Players from all over Europe and the Middle East gathered in Bologna, Italy to battle for a roster spot for the Jr. NBA Global Championship.
Ten boys and ten girls will be selected from the pool of 60 players representing 24 countries from across Europe and the Middle East. The final roster for the Jr. NBA Global Championship will be announced later this summer.
Four-time WNBA champion and two-time WNBA MVP, Cynthia Cooper and NBA legend, Boris Diaw have stopped by the camp this week to offer words of wisdom and encouragement to the players at the camp.
Selection Camp was not just about basketball. Players also learned about the Jr. NBA core values and life skills throughout the week. And on Thursday, the group took a city tour of Bologna’s historic city center, culminating in must-have gelato.
Europe & Middle East had a strong showing in 2018, as the girls were able to win the International bracket before losing in the championship game to the Central Girls. The boys squad lost in the international semifinals to the eventual international champions, Africa.