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Harsimran Kaur, First Female To Be Invited At NBA Global Academy

Mumbai: India’s Harsimran Kaur has been invited to participate in a multi-week training camp from November 7–24 at Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Canberra, Australia, making her the first prospect from the NBA Academies Women’s Program and the first female prospect from outside of Australia to attend the NBA Global Academy. 

The 16-year-old was named MVP at the third NBA Academies Women’s Program camp held in Mumbai from Oct. 2-5.

In a press release Harsimran Kaur said,“I’m so excited to for this great opportunity. This opportunity to train at the NBA Global Academy will not only identify and address the areas I need to work on, but also serve as a platform to showcase my skills and what I am capable of going forward.”

The youth player from Punjab has represented India at multiple events, including 3×3 Asian Championships held in Jakarta in August 2019. Harsimran was also one of the four Indian girls invited to the first Next Generation program at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa this past April, competing against top USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team members.

This was followed by her participation in Basketball Without Borders Asia in Tokyo this summer.

The NBA Global Academy serves as the NBA’s hub for top prospects from outside the U.S. During her time in Canberra, Harsimran will participate in practices, three-on-three scrimmages and weight training sessions alongside top Australian prospects and under the guidance of coaches from the NBA Academy and Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence.

In addition to participating in basketball development activities designed to improve her skillset, shooting, and physical conditioning, she will also participate in life skills development focused on education, mental health and wellness, and nutrition.

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