Basketball is an intense team sport created by Canadian Dr. James Naismith almost 130 years ago. Play begins with a round-robin tournament followed by a medal round based upon the final rankings in round-robin play. Competition in basketball is held in both junior boys’ and junior girls’ categories (both born 1999 or later). Teams consist of 10 athletes and one coach from each participating contingent.
In 2018 Basketball games will be held at Diamond Jenness High School gymnasium in Hay River
Note: Sports venues and location are subject to change.