What is a Jr. NBA 3v3 League?


The Jr. NBA and Shock Doctor 3v3 Leagues will launch in February 2017. The objective of the leagues is to impact youth players’ long-term development by delivering a fun on court experience that creates additional opportunities for boys and girls ages 10-14 to engage in play, foster skill development, and cultivate friendships. Throughout the season, there will be opportunities to engage with NBA teams, players, and legends in each market.

The Jr. NBA will be running leagues in 6 markets in the U.S. during the winter season from February to April:jr-nba-3v3-leagues-sd-image

  • Atlanta (The Skill Factory)
  • Bay Area, CA (Ultimate Fieldhouse)
  • Chicago (Quest Multisport)
  • Denver (JP Sports)
  • New Jersey (Hoop Heaven)
  • New York City (BasketBall City)

Each team will have a minimum of 8 games within 4 weeks with the 5th week being reserved for the local championships. The boys and girls 8th grade division winners in each market will qualify for the Jr. NBA 3v3 National Championships to be held in New York City, receiving a $1,000 travel voucher and 3 hotel rooms for 2 nights per team.

Every youth participating in league play is required to have an NBA Waiver signed by parent or guardian.

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League Structure

League Play

  • Players will be provided with a Jr. NBA drawstring bag, wristband, and reversible jersey
  • Guarantee of 8 games per team
  • Visit facility page for pricing
  • Minimum of 3 players per roster; Maximum of 5 players per roster
  • Officials for every game
  • Results will be recorded and posted after each week of play

Tournament Play

  • Single elimination tournament
  • Every team plays in local championship
  • Scheduling/Brackets decided by facility
  • Results will be reported and posted after tournament completion
  • Photographer will be provided by the Jr. NBA
  • Player/legend appearance from local NBA team (depending on availability)
  • Winners of 8th grade division will qualify to represent their region and travel to National Championships in New York City

National Championship

  • Local 8th grade boys and girls champion from each market will qualify to travel to the Jr. NBA 3v3 National Championships
  • NBA will provide a $1,000 travel voucher and 3 hotel rooms for 2 nights for each qualifying team at the National Championships
  • National Championships will have pool play and a single elimination tournament





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