Over the past few days (September 19-22), the student-athletes of NBA Academy India were in Hungary to participate in Stage I of Junior-Group A of EYBL Central European Division.
The prospects were set to play four games and returned with a 1-3 record.
Here's a look at the results from their four games:
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|NBA Academy India||80-84||Nyíregyháza Blue Sharks|
|NBA Academy India||47-66||Basket Rimini Crabs|
|NBA Academy India||64-75||SBK Junior Levice|
|NBA Academy India||80-56||U-BT CLUJ-NAPOCA|
After a close four-point loss in their opening game, the student-athletes suffered losses in their next two games as well before wrapping up Stage I with a win over an unbeaten team from Romania.
NBA Academy India's Pranav Prince was named team MVP after finishing the four games with averages of 16 points and 6.3 rebounds.
"Travelling to Hungary and playing with some of the best teams in Europe was a really great experience. I am looking forward to my team's success in the next stage of the tournament! In the next stage, we will need to be more consistent on both sides of the court and it is important to win every possession. We need to be mentally prepared. Stay focused for 40 minutes." - NBA Academy India's Pranav Prince (as per NBA Academy/Instagram).
As per Scott Flemming, the technical director of NBA Academy India, the team will be back in Hungary in January for Stage II.