Friday 16 November, 2018

VIDEO: 'Ballin' at the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart clinic in Jamaica

Digicel Jumpstart participants get ready to start a drill. (PHOTO: Ramon Lindsay)

Digicel Jumpstart participants get ready to start a drill. (PHOTO: Ramon Lindsay)

The Jamaica leg of the Digicel/National Basketball Association (NBA) Jumpstart Training Clinic was held at the National Arena on Saturday and Sunday with over 60 youths being given the opportunity to impress coaches while learning some of the basic fundamentals of the game.

Over the two days, the Under-16 players participated in pick-up matches and a number of drills to improve their technical skills and tactical awareness on the court. American basketball coach Bob MacKinnon led a group of professionals giving instructions to the children.

The participants were handpicked from earlier basketball camps across the island and the selected top players will be given the opportunity to join other age-group players from across the region at the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago from July 14-15.

The NBA and Digicel will then choose the top 14 players, comprising eight boys and six girls, to be invited to participate in an authentic NBA experience in the United States later this year.

The Digicel Jumpstart Clinic is an effort by the communications leader to develop basketball talent amongst boys and girls at the grassroots level while contributing to the overall development of sports in the region.

Watch as Loop News reporter Job Nelson and videographer Ramon Lindsay speak with participants and capture highlights of the Digicel Jumpstart Clinic.

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