The Summer League Jr. NBA 2017 Fall League season ends in great fashion! The Championship games, held at the Tarkanian Sports Facility in Las Vegas, crowned the boys and girls victors.
In the boys division, the #2 seeded Lakers, led by Coach Jon, came out with a 58-52 win to claim their Championship trophy over the #1 seeded Wizards, led by Coach Pat.
As for the girls division, the top seeded Mercury, led by Coach Christina, sealed a 41-34 victory in a rematch over defending champion Mystics, led by Coach Turina.
Coach Christina also became the first coach in Summer League Jr. NBA to go undefeated, finishing 6-0!
The Fall League closes out the first full year of the Summer League Jr. NBA! We’d like to thank everyone who participated in both the 2017 Spring and Fall Leagues for a great year. We couldn’t do this without you and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
The NBA Summer League continues to give back to the Las Vegas community since its inception in 2004. Summer League Jr. NBA is an example of the community contributions over the years such as Hoops for St. Jude, Military Appreciation Night, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, Adopt A School, Noche Latina, holiday food drives and more. The goal of Summer League Jr. NBA is to assist the youth throughout Southern Nevada and to provide them with healthy programming focused on leadership, sportsmanship, and accountability while instilling positive core values.
“The Las Vegas community has supported us from the start and we truly feel that Summer League is part of the city. Founding this league with games on Friday nights will create a positive environment for students, parents, and coaches across Southern Nevada,” said Albert Hall, Co-Founder and Vice President of NBA Summer League.