DALLAS, TX: Teams from around the South converged on Fieldhouse USA in Frisco, Texas on Friday to fight for the chance to represent the region in Orlando during the Jr. NBA World Championship.
The South Regional field features teams from Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Fort Hood Warriors feature players who live on the U.S. Army post at Fort Hood. In January, the Jr. NBA hosted a youth basketball clinic and Hoops for Troops game on the base at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. Servicemen and women as well as youth basketball players were treated to a full day celebrating the game of basketball. Additionally, NBA veteran Sam Perkins and former WNBA point guard Nancy Lieberman were on hand for that event.
Former NBA veteran T.J. Ford is affiliated with the T.J. Ford Bulls. The Bulls went 2-0 through the first day of pool play with an impressive offensive showing in both of their contests.
Dallas Mavericks representatives were on hand to support the teams, players, and coaches throughout the day.
Tomorrow, tournament participants will take part in a Life Skills Session led by a very special guest. The discussion will focus on ways players can utilize the lessons they learn on the court to improve their lives off the court.
Pool play continues into the early afternoon tomorrow, culminating in the first round of bracket play. Keep up with all the action, starting at 8 AM local time, with live stat updates and live video coverage on ELEVEN and FloHoops.