DUBAI – Al Nasr Club were the dominant side in the inaugural Dubai Sports Council Youth Basketball and Minibasket Championship, winning the Under-10 title and finishing runners-up in two other categories.
Organized by Jam Sports Academy in collaboration the UAE Basketball Association, and sponsored by AOC Gaming, Dubai Sports Council Youth Basketball and Minibasket Championship was held from March 29 to May 3, with 24 teams representing five private academies and three local clubs, Al Nasr, Al Wasl and Sharjah, and more than 400 players taking part.
Al Nasr edged Jam Sports Academy 72-69 in the Under-10 final and came close to winning a second title, but were denied by Jam Sports Academy in the Under-12 final, losing 93-95. In the Under-16 final, they lost 66-92 to Sharjah Club.
In the Under-14 category, PSSA defeated Jam Sports Academy 62-57 for the title, while Al Nasr finished third, defeating Skywalker Academy 74-44.
Final: Al Nasr beat Jam Sports Academy 72-69. 3rd Place: Skywalker Academy beat PSSA 20-0.
Best Steal: JAYDEN MIRANDA (JAM)
Best Assist: JAYDEN MIRANDA (JAM)
Best Rebound: KHAIL GABRIEL (Al Nasr Club)
Best Score: JAYDEN MIRANDA (JAM)
MVP of the Championship: KHAIL GABRIEL (Al Nasr Club)
Final: Jam Sports Academy beat Al Nasr Club 95-93. 3rd Place: Jam Sports Academy ‘B’ beat Sharjah Club 80-7.
Best Steal: YOUSSEF MOUSSA (AL NASR CLUB)
Best Assist: YOUSEEF MOUSSA (AL NASR CLUB)
Best Rebound: CHRISTOPHER KHALIFEH (JAM)
Best Score: WAEL SLEIMAN (JAM)
MVP of the Championship: WAEL SLEIMAN (JAM)
Final: PSSA beat Jam Sports Academy 62-57. 3rd Place: Al Nasr beat Skywalker Academy 74-44.
Best Steal: KRISH MANWANI (PSSA)
Best Assist: MALEK SLEIMAN (JAM)
Best Rebound: ELIE HAMOUCHE (JAM)
Best Score: LENON RAMOS (AL NASR CLUB)
MVP of the Championship: ADAM ELDEFTAR (PSSA)
Final: Sharjah Club beat Al Nasr 92-66; 3rd Place: PSSA beat Jam Sports Academy 84-73.
Best Steal: JASSEM AL JUBORY (SHARJAH CLUB)
Best Assist: YOUSSEF SAYID (SHARJAH CLUB)
Best Rebound: HUSSEIN AL SHAIBA (AL NASR CLUB)
Best Score: MALEK SLEIMAN (JAM)
MVP of the Championship: JASSEM AL JUBORY (SHARJAH CLUB)