The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Friday announced that the National Finals of the third ACG-NBA Jump, India’s national basketball talent search programme, will take place at the NBA Academy India from May 3 to May 4.
ACG, the first official partner of The NBA Academy India, will provide 50 players from around the country with the opportunity to be selected into the NBA’s elite basketball training center at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
At the end of the two-day camp, the top prospects from the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals will be identified to receive scholarships and training at The NBA Academy India.
“The ACG-NBA Jump program is a great platform for players to develop and showcase their potential,” said NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco. “Together with ACG, we look forward to welcoming the next class of elite prospects and providing them with world-class coaching and training to help them fulfill their potential both on and off the court.”
“We are proud to become the first official partner of The NBA Academy India,” said Karan Singh, ACG Director. “This new partnership builds upon the success of the ACG-NBA Jump program, which identified the first group of elite prospects to receive scholarship and training at The NBA Academy India.”
The 2018 ACG-NBA Jump National Finals marks the culmination of a nationwide scouting program which comprised of regional clinics and an open submission that allowed players to submit video entries showcasing their basketball skills, athletic ability and attitude.
In the 2016 ACG-NBA Jump program, 22 prospects were selected to receive scholarships and training at The NBA Academy India. Palpreet Singh, the winner of the 2016 ACG-NBA Jump talent search programme, was selected by the Long Island Nets in the 2016 NBA G League Draft.