NBA starts talent search programme in India
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the ACG Worldwide Group (ACG) have launched the first national basketball talent search programme to identify players who can follow in the footsteps of Satnam Singh, the first Indian-born player to be drafted into the NBA.
The programme would provide basketball players from around the country the opportunity to develop their skills and one top player from the programme would also receive the opportunity to attend the NBA Development League (NBA D- League) National Tryout in the United States, a media release said today.
“We strongly believe in the potential of India's youth and believe in empowering them through sport. ACG-NBA Jump is an equal opportunity programme for many who are talented but may not have the access,” said ACG Director Karan Singh.
“This programme is part of ACG Cares Foundation and we are sure that with more programmes like this, India's basketball teams will have a richer talent pool to choose from. With the help of such programmes, we are confident that India's performance on international platforms such as the Olympics and Asian Games will improve,” he added.
"ACG-NBA Jump is the next step in our continued commitment to grow the game of basketball in India," said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco.