Dallas, TX: Nike Pro Skills and F.O.E. are still in the hunt to repeat as South Regional champions as play heads into Championship Sunday in Dallas, Texas. With only four teams in each of the Boys and Girls division remaining, the title is in site after an exhilarating day on the hardwood.
The day tipped off with one of the best individual performances of the weekend when JaMari Arnold scored 11 straight points for EP Elite in overtime to seal their third victory of the tournament. EP Elite would go on to win in the first round of bracket play and will square up against Drive Nation 2023.
CFA’s Aliyah Carter had what might be considered the best play of the day as she pulled up and hit a three from the top of the key.
Before the excitement of bracket play, Langston Galloway and Ashley Battle lead a Life Skills session and fielded a Q&A for players and coaches. Battle, who presented on behalf of NBA Player Development, reminded players to be respectful and conduct themselves responsibly on social media.
Being able to be out there on the court and having an opportunity like this and playing in a facility like this in Dallas, this is an unbelievable opportunity for them and I’m thrilled for them to continue to enhance their game.
– Langston Galloway, Detroit Pistons
— Jr. NBA (@jrnba) June 8, 2019
When action picks back up tomorrow, Houston Hoops Blue Chips, F.O.E., EP Elite and Drive Nation 2023 will battle for the Boys crown. In the girls division, CFE Evans, Cy Fair Elite, Nike Pro Skills and the San Antonio Lady Hoopers will duke it out for the right to represent the South.
Click here for all of the day’s scores & stats in the South from Day 2. Champions will be crowned tomorrow, as action picks back up at 9:00 AM EST, 8:00 CST on Eleven and Flo Sports. The two teams left standing will head to Orlando for the Jr. NBA Global Championship, August 6-11 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports.