LAWRENCE, KS: Day 2 of the Central Regional Tournament is in the books, with four boys and four girls teams set to do battle on Sunday for the chance to represent the region at the Jr. NBA World Championship in August.
Teams finished pool play, on Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas. Pool play was highlighted by undefeated showings from Drive5 Power Elite, Give Sports, and the Show Me State Warriors on the boys’ side and KC Prodigy on the girls’.
The KC Blue Chips round out the boys field, while KS Gameball Elite, Wheat State Elite and the Mitchell Wolverines join KC Prodigy in the girls semifinals.
9-year NBA veteran center, Cherokee Parks led a Life Skills Session following pool play. Parks emphasized the importance of balancing basketball with other aspects of everyday life, to become a better player, student, son or daughter. The Life Skills Session also reinforced the Jr. NBA core values: Teamwork, Respect, Determination and Community.