The first hurdle to make it big as a basketball player is, of course, to be actually good at basketball. But what happens then? If you're born in the right part of the world, opportunities will find you, and you will get a chance to showcase your skillset, and hopefully, find your track to greatness. But if you didn't win the geographical-lottery - basketball-wise - then the journey can be much harder. For Indian prospects, for example, finding the right opportunity has often been harder than mastering the game itself.
BlueStar Basketball Asia, in collaboration with Pursuit India, is providing a 2-day India Exposure Camp for select young campers, hosted at Jain International Residential School, Bengaluru on December 22-23.
According to information from Pursuit, players at this camp will get the exclusive opportunity to showcase their abilities in front of international basketball coaches and scouts and undergo fundamental skill development coaching from international coaches, education on basketball pathways to US and UK colleges, personal athletic and skillset evaluations with areas for improvement and level of play rating in line with NCAA College ratings, and the opportunity to be added to college recruiting reports presented to coaches with a view to obtain and secure college scholarships in the USA/UK. The camp will be coached by Renee Allen-Johnson (former NCAA Division 1 and Britain National Team player) and Carlos Iroung (former Cameroon national team player with professional experience in Italy, Slovenia, and Philippines).
Boys and girls between the ages of 13-17 are eligible for this camp, which is set to cost Rs. 7,500 (without accommodation) and Rs. 10,000 (accommodation included). Interested players/parents can register here, or contact Pursuit India for queries and clarifications: +91 9001336535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.