Jr.NBA Festival 2024

Last weekend, the basketball courts in the Dundee International Sports Complex echoed with the excitement of over 100 boys and girls from both the running and wheelchair games, who took part in the 2024 Jr. NBA Festival.

The festival was the conclusion of the camps that were held regionally around Scotland earlier in the year. With players representing various NBA teams, the atmosphere was electric as participants fiercely competed for the Jr. NBA ring! The success of the Jr. NBA Festival goes beyond the weekend itself, as it signifies the growth and development of basketball in Scotland.

In the girls’ category, the LA Clippers emerged victorious against the Milwaukee Bucks. The 3×3 championship title went to the Memphis Grizzlies, with the Cleveland Cavaliers taking first place in the Shooting Contest.

The wheelchair basketball competition saw energetic performances from all teams. The Washington Wizards clinched the top spot, followed by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder taking third. Did you know that Scotland was the first country in the world to have a wheelchair Jr. NBA programme?

In the boys’ category, the Washington Wizards emerged triumphant in a very close final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The LA Lakers took home the bronze medal after another thrilling game.

“The enthusiasm and dedication we’ve seen at our camps and the festival from young athletes across the country have been truly inspiring.” basketballscotland’s Jr. NBA lead, Jake Sirrell, commented. “The Jr. NBA is not just about developing basketball skills, but also about promoting teamwork, resilience, and a passion for the game. We’re thrilled with the success of this year’s programme and look forward to building on this next year.”

We look forward to seeing you all on the court again in 2025!