Basketball and India

Three NBA Academy India student-athletes selected to NBA Academy U16 Select Team

Three NBA Academy India student-athletes - Jaideep Rathore, Lokendra Singh, and Jitendra Kumar Sharma - were selected to the NBA Academy U16 Select Team.

The U16 Select Team, which consists of 14 student-athletes from 12 different countries, was brought together for a 12-day camp.

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The camp included training sessions, competitive games against top clubs in Paris and Hungary, and a seat at the NBA Paris Game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets.

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Rathore, aged 14, is from Sikar, Rajasthan and stands out at NBA Academy India as the only lefty there.

Lokendra Singh, also aged 14, recently represented the Rajasthan U-17 squad in the Khelo India Youth Games while previously playing a key role in India's only victory at the Jr. NBA Global Championships.

Singh was picked to NBA Academy India in 2018 along with seven others as winners of the ACG NBA Jump program.

Jitendra Kumar Sharma, aged 15, was drafted to the NBA Academy India as part of the 2019 ACG NBA Jump program and recently played a huge role in Rajasthan winning gold in the U-17 category for basketball at the Khelo India Youth Games.

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