EMERSON, GA – TSF Mack 2023 and FBC United The Family will represent the Southeast Regional at the Jr. NBA Global Championship in Orlando this August. In the Girls Championship Game, FBC United The Family defeated the defending Southeast Champions THE SC76ers, 73-52. TSF Mack 2023 held off a talented Team United to repeat as Southeast Boys Champions, 86-66.
FBC United The Family’s Jaloni Cambridge made it a special Father’s Day for head coach Desmond Cambridge, leading the way with 20 points, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. TSF Mack 2023’s Kanaan Carlyle followed up his 22-point performance in the semifinals with 31 points and 8 rebounds in the Boys Championship Game.
Jaloni, who watched the Jr. NBA Global Championship last year on FOX, said she told her father it was something their team had to compete in this year. Now, her and her teammates are headed to Orlando.
I love the challenge. It’s going to prepare us for high school, college and everything else.
Following the championship games, Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley, Atlanta Hawks legend Roshown McLeod and WNBA legend Matee Ajavon presented individual awards to the players who best exemplify the Jr. NBA core values of Determination, Teamwork, and Respect. Reniya Kelly (FBC United The Family) and Kanaan Carlyle (TSF Mack 2023) were the recipients of the Determination Award for their standout performances.
Jaloni Cambridge (FBC United The Family) and Isaiah Collier (TSF Mack 2023) were presented with the Teamwork Award, while Milaysia Fulwiley (THE SC76ers) and Robert Dillingham (Team United) got the Respect Award for exceptional sportsmanship throughout the weekend.
Click here for all of the scores and stats from the Southeast Regional tournament. U.S. Regionals continue next week with the Northwest in Beaverton, Oregon. Keep up with the action on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.