The Jr. NBA League was created for 11-13 year olds (Year 7 and Year 8) boys and girls in secondary schools to participate in basketball and represent 1 of the 30 NBA teams. 
The League is organised and operated by the local basketball federations in partnership with the NBA. 

The objective of the league is to leverage the excitement of the NBA to inspire more children to participate in basketball through a fun and positive experience with the sport. The league also aims to promote NBA values such as sportsmanship, teamwork, attitude, respect and healthy living through league games and other activities and events.

From being the first Jr. NBA league globally, 21 leagues now span all regions in England, including opportunities for boys and girls to play in leagues at years 7 and 8 in the East of England, East Midlands, North-West, Yorkshire, London, South East, South West and the West Midlands and North East. There is also a Girls only leagues for years 7 and 8 in the North West and London.

For 21-22 there are 630 schools and over 10,000 children involved - making it the largest Jr. NBA league in the world.

Schools compete in 4 local regular season games as part of 7 rounds of fixtures, followed by an elimination Playoff. Schools who top their groups then progress to the Semi Finals with the final 4 schools in each league playing in the Jr. NBA Finals to be crowned the league Champions and take home Championship Rings.

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