The 13 clubs who will take part in the inaugural Jr. NBA league this year have been announced today.
Each club will link in with a number of the local schools in their area to provide coaching and support for the league. They will also be represented at the Jr. NBA festival of basketball, which will be held at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght in December.
The clubs are a mix of Super League and National League clubs as well as a number of clubs who play regionally.
Speaking about the announcement today, Head of Development at Basketball Ireland Jason Killeen said: “We are really excited about the wide geographical spread of the clubs that have been announced today. Children from all corners of the country will get the opportunity to experience the fun of the Jr. NBA league and we are really excited to see how this initiative might help the clubs to help grow the game in their local areas.
The thirteen clubs who will be taking part are:
Limerick Celtics (Limerick)
Athlone BC (Westmeath)
Ballincollig BC (Cork)
East Cavan Eagles (Cavan)
Killester BC (Dublin)
Liffey Celtics BC (Kildare)
Neptune BC (Cork)
Ongar Chasers (Dublin)
Sligo All Stars (Sligo)
Templeogue BC (Dublin)
Titans BC (Galway)
Tralee Imperials (Kerry)
Ulster University Elks (Antrim)