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BA student to represent Europe & the Middle East at the Global Junior NBA tournament

The amazing news has just been announced that Barking Abbey’s own year 8 student Ines has been selected to represent Europe & the Middle East at the Global Junior NBA tournament in Florida, USA.

Through playing in the Greenhouse Barking Abbey Basketball team, Ines was chosen as one of only 4 UK players to attend the selection camp in Bologna, Italy earlier this month, competing against youngsters from all over Europe and the Middle East for the prestigious spots on the team that face the rest of the world in Orlando in August.

Ines was one of the youngest players at the selection camp where most of the participants were year 9 students.  She obviously outshone the competition to become one of the chosen few to not only represent Barking Abbey, Greenhouse and the UK but to represent the continental team.

Wishing Ines the best of luck at the Global finals and have the most incredible adventure in the states.  We are so very proud of you.


The Jr. NBA Global Championship is a youth basketball tournament for the top 13- and 14-year-old boys and girls from around the world. The tournament will feature boys and girls divisions, each comprised of 16 regional champions (eight U.S. teams and eight international teams) that will participate in a week of on-court competition and off-court programming in August 2019 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando.

The international competition will leverage the existing global reach of the Jr. NBA, currently reaching 26M youth in more than 70 countries. Eight (8) boys teams and eight (8) girls teams will represent the international regions at the Jr. NBA Global Championship.