US teams top Jr. NBA Global Championship in Florida

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA — US Central (girls) and US West (boys) won the 2019 Jr. NBA Global Championship on Sunday at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. The two Global Championship finals featured US Central defeating Canada 72-35 in the girls division and US West defeating Africa, 70-61, in the boys division.

National Basketball Association Commissioner Adam Silver, three-time NBA Champion and Jr. NBA Global Championship Ambassador Dwyane Wade and New Orleans Pelicans Vice-President of Basketball Operations/Team Development and former WNBA All-Star Swin Cash presented the winning teams with trophies in postgame ceremonies.

The global youth basketball tournament took place from Aug. 6-11 and featured 32 of the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls teams from around the world. Overall, 15,000 players from 75 countries participated across Jr. NBA Global Championship regional competitions.