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Basketball and India

Highlights from NBA Basketball School India's Live Session with NBA Academy India student-athlete Pranav Prince

Pranav Prince
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The NBA Basketball School program continues to plow ahead in India, attempting to bridge the [social] distance needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic through technology.

Through online sessions, the program continues to implement its policy of teaching skills, values, and wellness in a positive and fun environment through the game of basketball. In addition, nearly every week since the lockdown restrictions were implemented, they have brought on a student-athlete from the NBA Academy India to inspire the kids, who are generally in the age group of 6-18.

Most recently it was Pranav Prince, a 6-3 guard from Trivandrum, Kerala.

MORE: NBA.com exclusive with Pranav Prince

He answered various questions giving the kids an insight into how he began playing the sport of basketball, how he was selected to NBA Academy India back in 2018, how to stay motivated and more.

Here are a few highlights from this video session:

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Prince was one among eight ACG-NBA Jump winners added to the NBA Academy India as their second batch of student-athletes in 2018. The 16-year-old Prince had one of the most remarkable calendars years in 2019, receiving call-ups to various global development camps and receiving MVP awards at multiple tournaments.

In November of 2019, he was only student-athlete from NBA Academy India to be at a 4-day NBA Global Academy Development Camp which hosted 23 of the best NBA Academy prospects from 15 different countries.

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