14 Indians take part in Basketball without Borders

Eleven Indian basketball coaches and three players, who were selected for NBA and FIBA's 'Basketball without Borders' programme, began their development program in Australia on Thursday.

Eleven Indian basketball coaches and three players, who were selected for NBA and FIBA's 'Basketball without Borders' programme, began their development program in Australia on Thursday.

The players and coaches were selected through NBA India's grassroots program and the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program. Their selection was made on the basis of number of students they engaged, the number of basketball led classes they conducted and their overall involvement with the program. The coaches represent 11 major cities in the country —Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kochi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

At the programme, the coaches will get the opportunity to learn and enhance their basketball training skills with the best coaches/trainers from around the world.

Carlos Barroca, Sr. Director, NBA India, expressed his happiness in seeing Indians take part in the program. “We are happy to see more teachers participating and showing tremendous potential for basketball in India and they are here at BWB Asia to continue to learn and enhance their basketball training skills with the legends and best coaches/trainers from around the world,” he said.



List of players:

Aashay Verma from Hyderabad, Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi from Tamil Nadu and Sahil from Punjab



List of coaches:

o Gajanan Gajaalwar from Tirandaz BMC School, Mumbai

o Vikas Sharma from Queens Valley School, Delhi

o Ajay Agnihotri from Sacred Heart, Punjab

o Winny from Little Flower High School, Kochi

o Safiyullam Abdulkareem from Chettinad Vidyashram, Chennai

o Subhasish Pal from Delhi Public School Megacity, Kolkata

o Antony Wallomkottu Ulamannan from New Horizon Public School, Bangalore

o Parveen Rizvi from Motilal Nehru Girls Inter College, Lucknow

o PraveenKumar Bavana from Oasis School of Excellence, Hyderabad

o Mohammed Shakeel Mohammed Yunus Shaikh from St. Ann’s School, Ahmedabad