The National Basketball Association today announced 6 prospects from ACG-NBA Jump who will receive scholarships and training at the NBA Academy India.
The 2019 ACG-NBA Jump National Finals marked the culmination of a talent search that comprised of scouting across various district, state and national championships. An open submission through TV, Print and social media were offered allowing players to submit video entries showcasing their basketball skills, athletic ability and attitude.
The top 50 players from the nationwide-scouting program were selected for the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals. ACG, now in its 4th year as an official partner of the NBA, will continue to support elite basketball development in India.
NBA Champion and Sacramento Kings' Harrison Barnes was present through the two-day camp and shared his personal drills and training techniques with all the finalists. He was also involved in the selection of the new prospects for The NBA Academy India.
Following are the selected prospects:-
Kushal Singh - Uttar Pradesh
Janmejay Singh - Chandigarh
Arvinder Singh - Punjab
Manjot Singh Sindhu - Punjab
Jitendra Kumar Sharma - Rajasthan
Vikrant Ghanghas - Haryana
Karan Singh, Managing Director, ACG said, "It is encouraging to see how the athletes have grown into better players and are getting bigger international opportunities to play and represent. What is most exciting this year is the talent we are witnessing is getting better and we now have athletes from those cities and states which earlier did not have similar access."