Summer League Jr. NBA’s 2019 Spring League is fully underway!
The 3rd year of Summer League Jr. NBA kicked off March 29th at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV. In The 6th, 7th & 8th grade boys and girls league will continue through early May.
Spring League continued its operations in a similar structure as seasons past with league try-outs, team draft, weekly practice sessions and Friday night games. With 14 teams, 6 Girls & 8 Boys, and over 145 total players, the Summer League Jr. NBA program continues to bring value to student athletes within the Las Vegas community.
The Summer League Jr. NBA staff and coaches have been doing a phenomenal job in ensuring that the student athletes are taken care of and are constantly learning both on and off the court. We are proud to say that with each passing season the league has seen substantial growth and has continued to make a positive impact on the community.
A quote from one of our student athletes who was a part of the Fall 2018 championship team, “I’ve had amazing coaches who teach me more and I learn way more, and I’ve become a way better player because of it.”
We have also received high praise from many of the student’s parents, with one of them saying, “It is absolutely fabulous. Carole and her staff are absolutely running a great program out here for the youth.”
The students and players aren’t the only ones who benefit from being a part of the league. Many of our coaches have stated that they gain a tremendous amount of pride and joy from being a part of the program, “When you have a group of kids that show up every single day, ready to work, it makes it easy, makes it fun, it’s enjoyable… I love it”, said Coach Martez.
With competition heating up, we’re excited to see whether or not Coach Taylor’s Sparks or Coach Martez’s Cavaliers can keep their momentum going from Fall League 2018 and win back-to-back titles or if we crown new champions.