Jr. NBA: Expression of Interest window for 2022/23 set to close

The Jr. NBA is back with schools invited to express their interest for the 2022/23 season before the deadline of Friday 23 September (5pm).

Following a record-breaking year, the Jr. NBA league returns for the 2022/23 season with even more opportunities for children in years 7 and 8 to represent one of 30 NBA teams and win a coveted Jr. NBA Championship Ring.

Last year's competition saw 630 schools and over 10,000 children competing across the country, making it the largest Jr. NBA league in the world!

Heading into its ninth year, the Jr. NBA Basketball England league facilitates schools to compete in eight regular season games over four triangular fixtures, before the top eight schools in each conference proceed to an elimination playoff. The final four schools in each league play in the Jr. NBA Finals to be crowned the league Champions.

Once again the league remains free to enter and includes a free Jr. NBA kit

How to enter

The Expression of Interest (EOI) process for the Jr. NBA 2022/23 season is now open! To submit your EOI and see the list of 22 leagues available for the coming season, please click the button below.

There is a short form to complete where we ask that all EOIs are made within the same submission. Please only submit an EOI for leagues you 100% intend on joining, should your submission be successful.

Notes on completing your EOI
  • It is not necessary to enter your website address or company name
  • Please upload a copy of your school logo into the relevant field
  • Please do not register more than one team per competition
  • Double-check to ensure your staff contact details are correct


As always, the Expression of Interest is purely to notify us of your wish to be involved in the Jr. NBA league this season.

Your submissions will be taken into consideration against geography logic and available capacity as we place schools into six divisions of five cluster schools within each league.

For previous entrants, we will prioritise those schools that completed a high percentage of their fixtures and submitted waiver returns during the 2021/22 season. If you have waiver returns to submit from last season you can still do so – please refer to the information sent out previously and reach out to us if you require any help.

You will be notified in due course with regards to your respective place(s) so please do bear with us while we do the work required to set up the leagues behind the scenes.

If you have schools local to you that you think would enjoy entering the Jr. NBA leagues this year, please do share this message with them.

Following the excitement from this year’s Jr. NBA Finals events we’re super excited for the upcoming season, and can’t wait to see which school is drafted to each NBA franchise!

For more information on the Jr. NBA programme, please use the buttons below.