Thursday, April 12, 2018 - BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS & NEVIS: Four aspiring players from St. Kitts & Nevis will have the opportunity to showcase their talents when Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA), through the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball programme, host several basketball camps across the Caribbean. The programme is now in its fourth year of partnership and allows Digicel to connect these aspiring athletes to the sport they love most.
St. Kitts & Nevis will be represented by: Tyquan Rogers, Tyrique Jeffers, Tabian Caines and Kizivor Jeffers, who were selected following trials held on the island on March 10, by the St. Kitts & Nevis Athletic Basketball Association. The top four athletes will be competing against players from: Antigua, Anguilla and Montserrat in an intense two-day camp being held in Antigua from April 14-15.
CEO of Digicel St. Kitts & Nevis, Ronan McGrane said: “We are truly excited to have our players compete with other young talent from across the Caribbean. This is an extraordinary opportunity which has been presented by Digicel and the NBA and we wish our players all the very best as they journey to Antigua”.
The camps are divided into boys and girls divisions, each consisting of two age groups – under-16 boys and girls and under-14 boys and girls. NBA assistant coaches, NBA international basketball operations staff and top Caribbean coaches, will lead the ballers 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 carry out community programmes.
The top players from the under-16 boys and 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.
Digicel and the NBA signed a multiyear partnership in 2015 to deliver 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 2018 NBA Playoffs as the regular season comes to an end.