NBA Academy to host Basketball Without Borders Asia

In the event to be hosted in the National Capital Region, top players from many countries will learn from the legends of the game and will compete against the best young players in the Asia Pacific region.

The event is being hosted in India for the second time after 2008.   -  Getty Images

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) will host the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia event, open to the best boys and girls in the Under-17 age group of the Asia Pacific region, at the NBA Academy in the National Capital Region from May 30 to June 2.

The top players from many countries will learn from the legends of the game and will compete against the best young players in the region.

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As a prelude to the event, which is being hosted in the country for the second time after 2008, there will be a development camp for the girls from May 27 to 29.

About 20-odd girls in the Under-17 age group will be trained by the Atlanta Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Azzi, two-time WNBA champion Ruth Riley and former college coach Blair Hardiek. There will also be community outreach efforts to highlight the power of sport to educate people towards a healthy lifestyle.

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