MANALAPAN, NJ: The energy level was high as pool play tipped off from the Jr. NBA Global Championship Northeast Regional at Sportika in Manalapan, NJ. The defending Northeast Girls Champions Empire State Basketball went 2-0 on the day, winning their games by an average of 54.0 points. Defending Northeast Boys Champions 6th Boro Rising Stars finished the day 1-1. Both teams look to advance to bracket play tomorrow to defend their titles.
Empire State Basketball’s Mackenzie Nelson, who led her team to Orlando last year, currently leads all scorers with 38 points.
The play of the day came courtesy of this slam by New Future’s Latiek Briscoe.
Games tip tomorrow at 9 AM from Sportika. Players will take a break from playing basketball to attend a Leadership Development session with WNBA Legend Kym Hampton.
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.