DALLAS, TX: A scene of intensity, athleticism and fun exploded onto the courts of Drive Nation in Dallas, Texas today as the South Regional opened competition. Teams gathered to compete for their chance to represent the South at the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando, August 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.
A lot of them are middle schoolers, so I think go out and have fun and play hard. That’s all you can really ask for and do your best.
– De’Aaron Fox, Sacramento Kings
Day 1 featured some serious muscle, too. Drive Nation set the tone early with a massive alley-oop in one of the first games of the day.
Later on, Jaylen Gardner from San Antonio Fire met the rim with a vengeance in transition.
The Girls beat the buzzer all day. The Fort Worth Lady Wildcats and San Antonio Lady Hoops had the best shots of the day.
Tomorrow, the action and excitement continues. Pistons guard Langston Galloway and former WNBA star Ashley Battle will lead a Life Skills session prior to the beginning of bracket play. Players will learn from these basketball stars about the importance of the actions and lessons they garner on the hardwood and how to use them in their everyday lives.