6 Talented TCI Teenagers Get The Chance To Compete Against The Best In The Caribbean
Jumpstarting a potential path to the NBA
This past weekend, Digicel held their 4th annual NBA Jumpstart Camp at Graceway Sports Centre on Provo. The program is designed to foster local talent, help youngsters improve their skills and through a direct partnership with the NBA, give the opportunity for particpanats to compete at the highest level.
Here's none other than Mamadou N'Diaye (a professional basketball coach and former player) inviting kids down to compete in the camp.
And we have Mamadou N’Diaye to kick off our Digicel NBA Jumpstart National Clinic tomorrow here in Turks and Caicos Islands.— DigicelTCI (@DigicelTCI) April 6, 2018
Don't forget you can watch your favorite NBA team, live on the Play Go App! #DigicelJumpstart @jrnba pic.twitter.com/mi9tlSj3Hj
In total, 6 players (U16 boys & girls) were selected to attend the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago from July 14-15. Following which, the top 14 players from the Elite Camp – eight boys and six girls – who will be invited to participate in an authentic NBA experience in the U.S. later this year.
#TeamTCI is Jumping into Digicel Jumpstart NBA programme
Over the course of the two day camp there was a much improvement made by the players which goes to show the value of the coaching and guidance over the short period.
#TeamTCI commitment took you closer to live your dreams. See you at day 2 for Digicel NBA JumpStart plus stay tune for all the NBA action on the #PlayGo App. #DigicelJumpstart @jrnba pic.twitter.com/KHmXCjy6tI— DigicelTCI (@DigicelTCI) April 8, 2018
Digicel’s Head of Sponsorship Ben Bradley said;
Judging from the responses received in the recruitment campaign, this is gearing up to be another exciting year for the kids. They’re all very excited and looking forward to putting in the work to improve their skills and pave a path for great things to come for them on the court
When the game gets tough #TeamTCI get going. #HappeningNow Digicel NBA Jumpstart programme in Turks and Caicos. Plus stay tune for all the NBA action on the #PlayGo App. #DigicelJumpstart. pic.twitter.com/DqDvGC9MLM— DigicelTCI (@DigicelTCI) April 8, 2018
We’re delighted to be partnering with the NBA once again to deliver this once-in-a-lifetime experience to these young basketballers – an experience that will ultimately help develop them and grow basketball in the region for years to come.”
Big congratulations go to:
NBA Latin America Vice President & Managing Director Arnon de Mello also said:
In partnership with Digicel, we look forward to continuing the NBA’s commitment to growing basketball throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, while teaching the values of the game, including teamwork, integrity, respect and leadership
It’s go time for Digicel NBA JumpStart TCI and preparation is meeting opportunity to make their dream a reality. Plus stay tune for all the NBA action on the #PlayGo App. #DigicelJumpstart @jrnba pic.twitter.com/Gg9vUD7BNs— DigicelTCI (@DigicelTCI) April 7, 2018
The Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps will be available to view across Digicel’s social platforms and on SportsMax.
Sponsored By NBA JUMPSTART BASKETBALL CAMPS RETURN
Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps have returned to the Caribbean for a fourth consecutive year with stops in Turks & Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago. The 2018 staging of the camps, which will visit Haiti for the first time, feature an expanded format and a record 72 youth participants at each camp.
The six camps will be divided into boys and girls divisions, each comprised of two age groups (U16 boys & girls and U14 boys & girls). NBA assistant coaches, NBA international basketball operations staff and top Caribbean coaches will lead campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including individual player development, 5-on-5 games, life skills education, and more. Each camp will also host a coaching clinic and include community programmes.
The top seven players (U16 boys & girls) in each market will be selected to attend 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 from the Elite Camp – eight boys and six girls – who will be invited to participate in an authentic NBA experience in the U.S. later this year.