Jr. NBA Announces National Skills Challenge For Youth Basketball Players

by March 18, 2016

The Jr. NBA is putting on a national skills competition for boys and girls ages 9-14. The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge, presented by Verizon, will feature competitions in dribbling, shooting and rebounding and take place throughout the country.

Here are the details, via our friends the Jr. NBA.

The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge is a 45-second competition that begins with zig-zag dribbling around cones followed by speed dribbling. Participants will then have the remaining time to shoot from designated spots on the court, with made shots earning different point values based on their difficulty. After the 45 seconds is complete, participants will shoot one free throw for bonus points.


A champion from each gender and age group (9-10, 11-12, and 13-14) from every local competition will advance to the regional competitions (May 8-June 5) held in Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.


The top 18 regional competition champions (three winners from each age and gender group) will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to participate in the National Finals (June 22-24). Finalists will also have the opportunity to attend the 2016 NBA Draft presented by State Farm at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

For more information check out JrNBA.com.