Basketball and India

NBA Academy India's Harsh Dagar ranks No. 1 on HomeCourt's NBA Academy Center Flare Shooting Drill

At the most recent Basketball Without Borders Global Camp during the 2020 All-Star Weekend in Chicago, the NBA launched NBA Global Scout.

The NBA Global Scout is a new basketball development and talent discovery program on HomeCourt, a mobile AI-based training app, to provide new opportunities for elite basketball players to be discovered and evaluated.

As of March 17th, when the NBA Academy posted the below video on their Instagram handle, NBA Academy India's Harsh Dagar was No. 1 in the world on HomeCourt's NBA Academy Center Flare Shooting Drill.

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🤩 an #NBAAcademy India 🇮🇳 athlete is currently ranked 1st in the world on @homecourtai's NBA Academy Center Flare Shooting Drill! - Think you or a friend can beat Harsh Dagar's top score? Challenge a friend below👇and download the app today!

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Dagar was named among the seven winners of the 2018 ACG-NBA Jump programme. Then, a 13-year-old from Haryana, Dagar and the other six boys were the second batch of student-athletes to join the NBA Academy India after it opened in May of 2017.

About half a year later, he was part of NBA Academy India's roster to participate in the third NBA Academy Games in Atlanta.

A month later, in August of 2019, he represented India at the Jr. NBA Global Championships and played a key role along with Lokendra Singh in the team's only pool stage victory. He was one of only four NBA Academy student-athletes to participates in the tournament.

In December of 2019, he was part of the Indian national squad that won the gold at the 13th South Asian Games 2019 in Nepal.

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