Basketball and India

Highlights from NBA Basketball School India's Live Session with NBA Academy India student-athlete Amaan Sandhu

In order to continue their efforts to positively impact the lives of kids with basketball at the grassroots level, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the NBA Basketball Schools program has gone online in India.

Over the past couple of weeks, it has transitioned to including a weekly live video session with a student-athlete from the NBA Academy India program. Thus, giving the young aspiring ballers, aged between 6-18 from across India, the chance to not only listen to the experiences of the student-athlete but to also pick their brain with their questions.

After Bengaluru boy Achintya Krishna participated in the first video session a couple of weeks back, 17-year-old forward-center Amaan Sandhu followed him up in a recent live video session.

MORE: All-Access with Amaan Sandhu

He answered various questions giving the kids an insight into his workout, how he was selected to NBA Academy India back in 2017, what it felt like to recently represent the Indian senior national team, and more.

Here are a few highlights from this video session:

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Sandhu was among the first 21 student-athletes selected to the NBA Academy India in May of 2017. Most recently, he was one of only three Indians to be selected for the Basketball Without Borders Global Camp in Chicago during the 2020 All-Star Weekend.

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