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Pool Play ends on an exciting Day 2 of the Jr. NBA World Championship

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Team Canada (NBA Getty Images)

Pool play has ended in the Jr. NBA World Championship, setting up the road to the finals for each team.

For Team Canada, both the boys and girls will play Team South America in their first game on the international side of the bracket. The girls went 3-0 in pool play, winning by an average of 24.3 points. The boys won two of their three games, their only loss coming against Team Africa & Middle East on Wednesday.

Former Toronto Raptors All-Star Vince Carter surprised Team Canada prior to their final game of pool play by jumping in on their pre-game meeting.

With Bracket Play beginning on Friday, the teams competing in the tournament spent Thursday giving back to the community. More than 300 players came together to build a playground at Oak Street Park, a local park in Kissimmee, Florida that serves over 1,200 youth per year.

Joining the players were the likes of Tamika Catchings, Bo Outlaw and streetball legend Bone Collector.

Players will compete in a skills challenge, 3-point shootout and dunk exhibition on Thursday evening before single elimination play begins on Friday.

For more information about the Jr. NBA World Championship, visit jrnba.com/worldchampionship.

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