NBA, Basketball Australia Open New NBA Global Academy
The NBA continues to make big moves internationally.
On Friday, it was announced that the NBA and Basketball Australia will unite in order to open The NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training center in Canberra. This academy will serve as a developmental hot bed for top male and female prospects from outside the United States.
The first-ever NBA Academy Games will also being tomorrow and will run until the end of the week. It will include prospects from Africa, China, and India.
“Basketball Australia is delighted to partner in this venture, which will enable our world-class coaches and athletes to share their knowledge with the NBA,” said Basketball Australia Chief Executive Officer, Anthony Moore. “Our Centre of Excellence has an incredible track record of producing athletes who can compete on the international stage. We are honoured to be hosting The NBA Global Academy and helping develop promising young talent from around the world.”
Those statements were followed up by the NBA.
“The NBA Global Academy, the league’s sixth international elite training center, will provide scholarships and training for top international prospects,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek. “Basketball Australia’s internationally recognized coaches have successfully developed top prospects for many decades. We’re looking forward to working with BA on this initiative and conducting the first NBA Academy Games.”
Hoping the NBA continues to expand worldwide, this was another vital global move by the National Basketball Association.