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WATCH: Harsimran Kaur receives praise from her peers and the coaches at the NCAA Next Generation Showcase

Harsimran Kaur
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This past weekend, during the Women's Final Four weekend in Tampa, Florida, the NBA along with the NCAA and USA Basketball held the Next Generation Showcase programme.

Hosted by the NCAA in partnership with USA Basketball and the NBA Academies program, and with support from the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, the collaboration provides young athletes with educational and life-skills sessions, allows them to compete against their peers from around the world, and lets them experience aspects of the Final Four from a player's perspective, including attending Final Four semifinal games.

NBA Academies Women's Program participants from Africa, Australia, China, India, and Mexico, in addition to select players from Canada and Europe, will compete in a three-day minicamp led by NBA Academies Women's Program Technical Directors Jennifer Azzi and Blair Hardiek, culminating with exhibition games at Next Generation Saturday on April 6 at the Women's Final Four.

Harsimran Kaur was one of four girls called up from the NBA Academy India to attend the camp. The other three girls being Ann Mary Zacariah, Sunishka Kartik, and Siya Deodhar.

Over the course of the camp, she received high praise from her peers and the coaches:

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The Indian receives high praise for her spirit and ambition to make it as a basketball player at the highest level!

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Harsimran Kaur had also participated in the second annual NBA Academy India Women's camp held from January 22-25, 2019, where she earned the Defense Award.

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