Delhi’s Aryan Kumar among others to make cut for NBA Academy India

New Delhi: The National Basketball Association on Friday announced eight new prospects from ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, India’s first-ever national basketball talent search program, that tipped off its 2018 National Finals on May 3.

The selected players become the second batch to receive scholarships and training at the NBA Academy India.

The 2018 ACG-NBA Jump National Finals marked the culmination of a talent search which comprised of regional clinics and an open submission allowing players to submit video entries showcasing their basketball skills, athletic ability and attitude.

The top 50 players from the nationwide-scouting program were selected for the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez was present through the two-day camp and shared his personal drills and training techniques with all the finalists.

He was also involved in selection of the new prospects for The NBA Academy India.

The entire list of players is as follows:

Delhi’s Aryan Kumar, Haryana’s Harsh Dagar, Rajasthan’s Lokendra Singh, Kerala’s Pranav Prince, Mizoram’s Lalhnepuia Chhakchuak, Punjab’s Abhi Joshi, Madhya Pradesh’s Harshwardhan Tomar, Pune’s Pritish Kokate.