WUQING, CHINA – MAY 5: The Jr. NBA World Championship China Regional Finals were held from April 30-May 5 at the brand-new NBA Center in Wuqing, about 75 minutes outside of Beijing. The event brought together the top two teams from four regional tournaments held across China over the past few weeks, for both boys and girls.
These 160 boys and girls represent the 3.5M youth that are reached through the Jr. NBA/Ministry of Education program across 23 provinces.
The teams were split into two pools – playing three preliminary games over two days to determine seeding for a single-elimination tournament. Hunan (Girls) and Chengzu (Boys) won their respective tournaments and were named Jr. NBA World Championship China Regional Champions.
China will select All-Star teams from the pool of players that participated in the tournament to represent the region at the Jr. NBA World Championship in Orlando, FL this August. Head coaches from the winning regional teams will coach each All-Star team.
Prior to the beginning of the tournament, players took part in a clinic led by former NBA star Dominique Wilkins.