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Basketball and India

NBA to host second NBA Academy India women's program in India

The NBA Academy India to Host 24 Top Female Prospects from India
(NBA Academy/Instagram)

MUMBAI - The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that The NBA Academy India will host the second The NBA Academy India Women's Program from January 22-25, 2019. 24 female prospects ages 17 and under from throughout India will participate in the camp.

1996 Olympic Gold Medalist and Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi and former college coach Blair Hardiek - the global technical directors for women's programming across the league's seven academies - will oversee this year's camp.

The NBA Academies Women's Program is a series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from outside the U.S. The first camp in India was held in 2018 (May 27-29). Sanjana Ramesh, the MVP of the 2018 Camp, recently committed to play Division I basketball at the Northern Arizona University, becoming just the second Indian-born female player ever to receive a basketball scholarship from a D-1 school.

List of Campers

First Name Last Name DOB Height Position
Sunishka Kartik 15/5/2004 5'3 Point Guard
Payal 14/10/2005 5'3 Guard
Rajvi Desai 24/5/2002 5'4 Guard
Diksha Pareek 16/6/2004 5'4 Guard
Grishma Niranjan 1/9/2001 5'5 Point Guard
Siya Deodhar 28/4/2003 5'5 Point Guard
Skruti Bhosale 27/4/2002 5'5 Guard
Vaishnavi Yadav 10/10/2001 5'5 Guard
Akshaya Philip 16/2/2002 5'6 Forward
Gowda Bindushree 23/12/2003 5'6 Forward
Kushi Dongre 14/5/2001 5'6 Guard
Rashi Khotani 14/5/2003 5'7 Guard
Sreekala Rani 19/1/2001 5'7 Guard
Haleema Jan 8/11/2002 5'8 Forward
Kashvi Khanelwal 9/9/2002 5'8 Forward
Sanjana Nanda Kumar 28/12/2003 5'8 Forward
Harini Shivakumar 5/7/2003 5'8 Center
Jiju Swampna 21/11/2003 5'8 Center
Ann Mary Zacariah 8/11/2003 5'9 Center
Suzanne Prakash Pinto 11/2/2002 5'10 Forward
Asmat Taunque 14/7/2003 5'11 Forward
Kavya Singla 28/3/2004 6'0 Center
Harsimran Kaur 6/5/2003 6'0 Forward
Sanjana Ramesh 12/4/2001 6'0 Forward

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