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Digicel NBA Jumpstart camps to return
to the Caribbean for a fifth consecutive year


Young basketballers from across the Caribbean who participated in the 2018 NBA Experience attended an NBA game featuring the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Golden State Warriors. Here they are pictured with DeMarre Carroll of the Brooklyn Nets.



KINGSTON, JAMAICA, May 8, 2019 The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Digicel today announced that the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps will return to the Caribbean for the fifth consecutive year, starting May 18 in Trinidad and Tobago.  The NBA Digicel Jumpstart Basketball Camps will also feature stops in Jamaica and Barbados.


The three camps will be divided into boys and girls divisions, each comprised of two age groups, 12-14 and 15-16 years of age. Assistant coaches and international basketball operations staff from the NBA as well as top Caribbean coaches will lead campers through a variety of activities, including individual player development, 5-on-5 games, life skills education, and coaching clinics for local youth basketball coaches.


The top ten players from each country in the 15-16 year old, boys & girls category will be selected to attend the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp in Trinidad this summer.  From the Elite Camp, NBA operations staff and local coaches will select the top fourteen players who will be invited to participate in an authentic NBA experience later this year.


“Digicel is proud to deliver this once-in-a-lifetime training experience to young basketballers across the region.  As Digicel moves towards becoming our customers’ digital lifestyle partner, it’s all about giving them the kind of content they want to consume.  This is why we engage in activities like this one,” said Claudia Nieves, Marketing Director of Digicel Caribbean Ltd. “Friends, family and fans of the sport can keep track of the players as they progress through the different stages of the Jumpstart programme on Digicel’s social media and other digital platforms like SportsMax and the PlayGo app.”


“We are very proud to be able to bring the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Camps to our Caribbean fans for a fifth consecutive year,” said NBA Latin America Sr. Vice President & Managing Director, Arnon de Mello.  “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.”


Since March 2015, Digicel and the NBA have enjoyed a multiyear partnership that delivers live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 25 Caribbean territories through SportsMax and the PlayGo app – making Digicel the Official Communications Partner of the NBA in the region.  Watch all the live action now in the lead up to and during the 2019 NBA Playoffs as the regular season comes to an end.


Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camp Schedule


Camp Dates (Saturdays-Sundays)

Trinidad and Tobago

May 18-19


May 25-26


June 8-9

Digicel NBA Jumpstart camps to return to the Caribbean for a fifth consecutive year