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.

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.

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

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:

Brendan Henfield

Jamel Ward

Kimiko Talbot

Omari Williams

Omar Garland

Jahmich Hutchinson

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

The Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps will be available to view across Digicel’s social platforms and on SportsMax.

Written By

Drew Scrymgeour

Outside of writing for Lovin TCI, you'll find Drew walking his dogs, driving a Jeep and probably using his phone a little too much.