Midwest Regional Day 1 Features High Intensity, Big Jams

  • May 31, 2019 at 11:58 pm
Midwest Regional Day 1 Features High Intensity, Big Jams

WESTFIELD, IN: Electricity filled Pacers Athletic Center throughout the evening, Friday, as boys and girls teams from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin began the battle to represent the Midwest at the Jr. NBA Global Championship this August.

Reigning Midwest Boys champions, The Family returned for the chance to keep their title. They went 2-0 on the day, putting them in position to move onto bracket play tomorrow afternoon. Curtis Williams was on last year’s team to go to Orlando. He is the only player in the region to return to them Midwest regional for the second straight year. Williams finished the day averaging 9.5 points per game.

One of the biggest challenges The Family will face on their way to a repeat could potentially come from Team Michigan. They’re coached by NBA legend, Derrick Coleman. Tomorrow, Team Michigan will play Team Stamina, also 2-0, for the top seed out of Pool B heading into bracket play tomorrow afternoon.

Rim-rattling jams made the energy explode on multiple occasions. None of them bigger than the north Coast Blue Chips’ effort on both ends of the floor in their second game.

Contenders in the Girls division set themselves apart on Day 1.  Knockdown 2023, Nike Gym Rats, and All Ohio collected two wins each to pull to the front of their respective pools.

Intensity is heating up, and teams are feeling the pressure. Excitement is in the air, and an unforgettable trip to Orlando, Florida is on the line. But tomorrow isn’t just about basketball. Current Pacer T.J. Leaf will lead players and coaches in a Life Skills Session presented with the NBA’s Player Development Department. The discussion is designed to help players take the lessons they learn on the court and apply them to life outside the gym.

Game action picks back up tomorrow at 10 AM from Pacers Athletic Center. Continue to keep up with all the action live tomorrow on Eleven and Flo Sports. And keep up with all of the action on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook. As always, the official Jr. NBA Global Championship site will have live stats throughout the weekend.

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