Jumpers captured two MVP awards with outstanding performances at the National Championship in both the men’s and co-rec divisions while Jumpers’ new player Samantha Roberts captured her first consecutive MVP award in the women’s division to lead a group of 21 players and 10 officials named to the All-Tournament Teams at the 2017 World Basketball Championship.
The National Championship is a single-elimination tournament played each autumn in the United States, currently featuring 68 basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) as well as professional Youth Basketball Association, to determine the national championship.
The tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and was the idea of Ohio State University coach Harold Olsen. Played mostly during October, it is known informally as Autumn Madness or the Big Dance, and has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. We are glad that our team has shown such great results this year at the biggest US basketball championship.