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NBA tags Candace Parker, Dwyane Wade ambassadors for Jr. World Championship

WNBA champion and former league MVP Candace Parker has been chosen as a global ambassador for this special youth tournament.

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WNBA star Candace Parker has been chosen to serve has a global ambassador for the Jr. NBA World Championship youth tournament, according to a release from the NBA.

Parker will serve as an ambassador alongside Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade for the special youth tournament in the summer of 2018.

“The Jr. NBA World Championship is a great initiative that will connect U.S. and international youth in a meaningful way,” Parker said. “As a global ambassador, I’m looking forward to making a positive impact on the participants, both on and off the court.”

“I am excited to serve as a global ambassador for the Jr. NBA World Championship,” said Wade. “Basketball means so much to me and my family, and I look forward to helping the NBA improve the game at the youth level for the next generation of players from around the world.”

The tournament will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World from Aug 7-12, and will be a tournament for the top boys and girls teams ages 14 and under from around the world.

Brackets will be comprised of 16 regional champions, with eight U.S. and eight international teams.