National Basketball Association (NBA) is planning to set up a residential academy in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region). Satnam Singh Bhamara, when he was 14-years old, travelling alone to the United States to get a place in NBA. At that time, the idea of travelling to the US was one that scared him. He had never been away from his family, friends and teammates for such a long time. However, his thought would help his NBA determinations, and the movie made by the 7 feet man Brought glory and became the first Indian to get enrolled to the NBA picked up by the Dallas Mavericks team.
A year after his achievement another Indian Palpreet Singh Brar would take to the US for training and later he had picked up by the Long Island Nets in the NBA D-League draft. With two Indians get through the NBA barrier following training periods in the US and the NBA’s interest in the country is also growing rapidly.
Meanwhile, NBA is planning to launch the elite academy in India. NBA vice-president of International Basketball Operations, Brooks Meek says. “The game has never been more popular in India, but after the success of men’s national team, it may increase. So this is the correct time to engage in elite training strategy.”
“NBA India is preparing the groundwork around the National Capital Region (NCR) for about one and half year to set up a training academy in Delhi. A total of 24 boys in the 14-18 age groups will cast around to earn scholarships that will look after their basketball training,” Said Meek.
The better players from the academics in Delhi NCR and China, along with searched talent from around the world. They will sent to Basketball Australia’s Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. NBA Academy is the best in the NBA.