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The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Basketball Scotland today announced the expansion of the Jr. NBA Basketball Scotland League to two leagues, in addition to the first-ever Jr. NBA Wheelchair Basketball League. 

To mark the announcement, Jim Naismith, the grandson of the inventor of basketball Dr. James Naismith, who is of Scottish heritage, will attend a special Jr. NBA clinic May 18 in Glasgow.

The existing Jr. NBA Basketball Scotland League, a school-based league for boys and girls ages 11-12, featured schools from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, with the second league expanding to further cities to be announced at a later date.

Each team involved will represent one of the 30 NBA teams and will receive corresponding NBA team-branded jerseys for their games.