The Jr. NBA Team

The Jr. NBA Team assists in the launch of new programs and supporting the operations of existing hosts. Contact a Jr. NBA team member which represents your area to learn more about hosting a program!


Benjamin Li 

Jr. NBA Representative - Canada North, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, & Ontario

Benjamin Li graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He worked at RBC in the IT space for 5 years, but longed for a career that matched his passion of sports. To pursue his endeavors, he went back to school and completed a Recreation and Leisure Services diploma, receiving advanced honours and the Program Coordinator Leadership Award within his cohort, and in the following year, completed a post-graduate certificate in Sport Business Management with advanced honours, both at Humber College.

After Humber, he worked at Canada Basketball, first as an intern, then as an assistant, and currently as the Youth Development Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of the Jr. NBA Youth Basketball.

Ben is deeply involved in his community at the grassroots as a community coach, working with youth ranging from ages 3-17 years old, and has been trained in FUNdamentals and Learn-To-Train. 


Uday Saluja

Jr. NBA Representative - Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, & Atlantic Canada

Uday Saluja has completed his degree in Kinesiology at Wilfrid Laurier University and has been working with Canada Basketball for 2 years, his current role is as the Coordinator, Domestic Development. Uday administers all aspects of the Jr. NBA Youth Basketball Program for Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.  In addition to his role with the Jr. NBA, Uday works on both the grassroots and high performance development of 3x3 in Canada. 

Uday has experience coaching basketball with athletes aged 5-12, and is trained in NCCP FUNdamentals.