‘Indian women have great potential to excel in the world of basketball’

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Indian women’s basketball is destined for a brighter future

Pune: Junior women basketball prospects at the NBA Academy India are a perfect example of how a guided programme could transform a player into a potential winner.

If the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Jeniffer Azzi and two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley are to be believed, Indian women’s basketball is destined for a brighter future.

On the second day of the NBA Academies women’s camp in Greater Noida where top 18 Indian Under-17 girls are undergoing training ahead of the ‘Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp that starts on May 30, Azzi and Riley worked with the girls along with former India captain Divya Singh.

The prospects took the court to learn from 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist Azzi, 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Riley, former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman and former college coach Blair Hardiek.

“The girls have the talent to move up the ladder of success. They can be the ones who can break the glass ceiling and become the face of women’s basketball in India in the years to come,” said Riley.

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