BEAVERTON, OR: The Jr. NBA Global Championship Northwest Regional tipped off today from Beaverton, Oregon. Both defending Northwest champions, Seattle Rotary and Tree of Hope, ended Day 1 with undefeated records with the hopes of returning to Orlando, Florida for the Jr. NBA Global Championship, August 6-11. Standout performances and flashy plays were flowing throughout the day, setting up for exciting action tomorrow with the completion of pool play and the beginning of bracket play.
Seattle Rotary began their defense of the Boys crown with two impressive wins. Led by Nahmier Robinson, the Rotary showed how their offensive strength could help them make a deep run in the Northwest.
Robinson comes from NBA lineage, as his dad, Nate Robinson, was in the crowd to support the Rotary today.
The Girls put on a show on both ends of the court on Friday. Defense was fierce, but perhaps the best play was a massive swat block by Morgan Wilson of the AU Savages.
The offense was pretty, too. Kailey Woolston, of Utah Premier, showed her nearly unlimited range as she hit a big three from the logo.
Tomorrow, play picks back up at 9:00AM local time. After pool play concludes, players and coaches take part in a life skills session led by Trail Blazers gaurd Gary Trent Jr. and former WNBA star Ashley Battle. Action then turns to bracket play as the top teams of the tournament face off in the first round of elimination games to set up the action for Championship Sunday.
Click here for all of the scores & stats from Day 1 from Beaverton. Watch all the action from the Northwest live on Eleven and Flo Sports. As always, @jrnba will continue to feature the best highlights on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.