Inaugural Jr. NBA World Championship Tips Off at ESPN Wide World of Sports

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Sarah Harris

Calling all basketball fans! Summertime hoops has made its way to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort for a first-of-its kind global youth basketball tournament during the Jr. NBA World Championship, August 7 – 12, 2018! Bringing together the top 13- and 14- year-old boys and girls teams from around the world, 317 youth basketball players from 35 countries will compete over the inaugural six day tournament.

In addition to the top youth talent, three-time NBA Champion and Jr. NBA World Championship Global Ambassador Dwyane Wade, 2018 NBA All-Star Andre Drummond, eight-time NBA All-Star Vince Carter, Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez, 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Grant Hill and WNBA Legends Tamika Catchings, Swin Cash and Jennifer Azzi will join athletes throughout the tournament.

Festivities tipped off this past Sunday with an opening ceremony and celebratory parade at Magic Kingdom Park featuring appearances from Jennifer Azzi, Andre Drummond, and WNBA President Lisa Borders. See all the tournament action with games beginning Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at ESPN Wide World of Sports and get your tickets today!

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