NEW YORK, June 29, 2023 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) today announced that the first Jr. NBA Showcase presented by Nike, a global youth basketball event featuring 40 elite 13- and 14-year-old players from 17 countries, will take place in Las Vegas from July 12-16, 2023.  The multi-day basketball and leadership development event, which will coincide with AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 and NBA 2K24 Summer League 2023, will be highlighted by exhibition games on Saturday, July 15 at Cox Pavilion.

Throughout the week, Jr. NBA Showcase participants will take part in skill development workouts, team practices and exhibition games against and alongside their peers from around the world.  The youth players will also have the opportunity to showcase their talent during Jr. NBA Showcase Skills Night presented by Gatorade on Friday, July 14 which will feature three-point, dunk and skills competitions.

Additionally, participants will lead a youth basketball clinic as part of the event’s community outreach activities, take part in life skills and leadership development programming under the guidance of current and former NBA, WNBA and NBA G League players and coaches, and experience the excitement of the WNBA and NBA by attending select events and games as part of AT&T WNBA All-Star Weekend and NBA 2K24 Summer League.

“The Jr. NBA Showcase will provide a new platform for promising youth from around the world to develop as players and leaders, showcase their potential and create lifelong memories at what will be the epicenter of basketball in Las Vegas this summer,” said NBA Senior Vice President, Head of Youth Basketball Development David Krichavsky.  “The NBA and WNBA are committed to improving the youth basketball experience at all levels of the game, and the Jr. NBA Showcase provides a new opportunity to help prepare standout 13- and 14-year-old players for the next step in their basketball journeys.”

The NBA’s basketball development efforts include a grassroots to elite system that provides age- and stage-appropriate programming to help players develop safely and effectively at all levels.  The Jr. NBA Showcase adds a new layer to the league’s existing efforts to provide development opportunities for middle school and rising high-school-age athletes.

NIKE, AT&T, Gatorade, and Wilson are among the roster of world-class partners that will support the Jr. NBA Showcase and enhance the experience for participating players and coaches.

The Jr. NBA Showcase exhibition games will air on NBA TV and be available to stream on the NBA App at a later date.

Below is a complete list of players participating in the Jr. NBA Showcase (rosters subject to change):


Name Hometown
Nate Langmaid Melbourne, Australia
Joel Ntale Kabugi Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Emmanual Ahamefule London, UK
Kaito Nakamura Hyogo, Japan
Saul Octavio Quiroz Duarte Tijuana, Mexico
Wael Aguenaou Marrakesh, Morocco
Mamadou Sow Thiés, Senegal
Petar Bjelica Belgrade, Serbia
Lun Jarc Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nicolas Alejandro Gonzalez Martin Montevideo, Uruguay



Name Hometown
Isaac Bongen Portland, Oregon
Mason Collins Columbia, South Carolina
Lincoln Cosby Liberty Township, Ohio
Erick Dampier Jr. Ridgeland, Mississippi
Derek Daniels Washington, District of Columbia
Ahmad Hudson Ruston, Louisiana
Tyrone Jamison Jr. Shreveport, Louisiana
Gabriel Nesmith West Palm Beach, Florida
Babatunde Oladotun Silver Spring, Maryland
Tyler Sutton Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Name Hometown
Ayvah Rioli Perth, Australia
Klara Bilusic Zagreb, Croatia
Zeina Ayman Haleem Cairo, Egypt
Barbora Subova Brno, Czech Republic
Shannon Dominique Susila Surabaya, Indonesia
Rabeniamina Kaloniaina Tiffany Antananarivo, Madagascar
Aislin Tamez Torres Monterrey, Mexico
Jeffrin Anto Tamil Nadu, India
Nada Maksimovic Belgrade, Serbia
Florencia Ribolla Wilson Mercedes, Uruguay



Name Hometown
Jezelle Banks Wilmington, Delaware
Ryan Carter Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sydney Douglas Upland, California
Miciah Fusilier Camden, Arkansas
Lillie Graves Lafayette, Indiana
Lauren Hassell Clarksville, Tennessee
Micah Ojo Virginia Beach, VA
Jordyn Palmer Oxford, Pennsylvania
Qandace Samuels District Heights, Maryland
Nation Williams Las Vegas, Nevada

* Players will be coached by Terri Bamford, Nesma Khalifa, Djordje Opacic and Marcel Smith