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WATCH: NBA Academy India Women's Camp alum Sanjana Ramesh's Instagram Live with WNBA Legend Ruth Riley for #NBATogetherLive

Sanjana Ramesh and Ruth Riley
Sanjana Ramesh and Ruth Riley (NBA)

Last week, on May 6th, former NBA Academy India Women's Camp MVP Sanjana Ramesh caught up with former two-time WNBA Champion Ruth Riley on Instagram Live for #NBATogetherLive

Sanjana Ramesh was part of India's U16 squad for the FIBA Asian Championships that sealed the country's promotion back to Division A by finishing atop Division B. Playing center, through four games, she averaged 6.5 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks.

Over half a year later, in May of 2018, she was announced as one of the campers for the NBA Academy India's first-ever Women's Camp where she was named co-MVP with Vaishnavi Yadav. A few days later at the Basketball Without Borders Asia Camp in India, Ramesh was named MVP among the girls.

MORE: NBA.com/India's exclusive interview with Sanjana in Feb. 2019

On the other hand, Ruth Riley Hunter is one of three women in charge of overseeing The NBA Academies Women's Program camps. The 2003 WNBA Finals MVP was among the coaches at the first two NBA Academy Women's camps in India in May 2018 and January 2019.

Here's their entire conversation on Instagram Live from a few days back:

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Watch yesterday's IG Live as @ruthriley00 and @sanjana_ramesh14 went deep into their DREAMS, life transitions, #TheLastDance, and the #WNBADraft!

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In November of 2018, Ramesh became the second Indian women ever to receive a Division I basketball scholarship when she signed a National Letter of Intent with North Arizona University.

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