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Grizzlies Youth Basketball

Jr. NBA Global Championship

Memphis Grizzlies Local Qualifier

The Jr. NBA Global Championship is a basketball tournament for the world’s best 13 and 14-year old players. The Grizzlies 2020 Local Qualifier gives YOUR squad a chance to win an automatic bid to Regionals and a shot at an all-expense-paid trip to the Global Finals in Orlando, Florida!

Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31

Boys & Girls Divisions, ages 13-14

  • $225 per team for Grizzlies affiliates
  • $250 per team for non-affiliates

Team entry includes:

  • Highly-competitive play with a 4-game guarantee via pool play followed by bracket play
  • Rare opportunities to play on the Memphis Grizzlies’ main court and/or inside the Built Ford Tough Training Facility
  • 1st-Place trophies, MVP Prizes, and tickets plus in-game recognition for winning teams at a future Grizzlies game
  • Automatic bids for the Boys and Girls winners to the Regional Round of the Jr. NBA Global Championship (June 12-14 in Emerson, GA), which offers a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Global Finals (August 6-11) at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando!

Only 16 Boys teams and 16 Girls teams will be accepted and spaces will fill quickly. Register today.

“Grizzlies affiliates”: Defined as Junior Grizzlies partners, hosts of Grizzlies camps and clinics, “Play Like the Pros” groups, group ticket purchasers of 50+, or Grizzlies community partners – all during the 2019-20 NBA season. To learn more about how your organization can become a Grizzlies affiliate, e-mail youthbasketball@grizzlies.com.

Eligibility: 10 player roster. All players must be 13 or 14 years old as of August 31, 2020. In accordance with the Jr. NBA Global Championship standards, head coaches must be licensed by USA Basketball prior to tournament play.

Tournament Format: 4-game minimum via pool play followed by bracket play. Complete rules, schedules and similar information will be provided to registrants in advance of the tournament.

Playing Locations: Other local gyms may be used for opening rounds, although all teams will receive opportunities to play inside FedExForum.

2019 Participating Teams: Team Thad (Champions), Unleashed South Carolina (Runners-Up), Hoop City Basketball Club, Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Heat, and more.

General questions? E-mail tournaments@grizzlies.com.


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