Pune: Pune lad Pritish Kokate put on an impressive performance as he and seven other prospects were announced on Friday by the National Basketball Association (NBA) from ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, India’s first-ever national basketball talent search program, that tipped off its 2018 National Finals on May 3.
The selected players become the second batch who will receive scholarships and training at the NBA Academy India.
The 2018 ACG-NBA Jump National Finals marked the culmination of a talent search which comprised of regional clinics and an open submission allowing players to submit video entries showcasing their basketball skills, athletic ability and attitude towards the game.
The top 50 players from the nationwide scouting program were selected for the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals. Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez was present through the two-day camp.
During the camp, he shared information about his personal drills and training techniques with all the finalists. Lopez was also involved in selection of the new prospects for The NBA Academy India.
Pritish Kokate (Pune), Harsh Dagar (Haryana), Lokendra Singh (Rajasthan), Pranav Prince (Kerala), Lalhnepuia Chhakchuak (Mizoram), Abhi Joshi (Punjab), Aryan Kumar (Delhi), Harshwardhan Tomar (Madhya Pradesh).