Tuesday, 27th September 2016 – Kingston, Jamaica: The Digicel Jumpstart Clinics came to an exciting end with the young basketballers showing real class and determination – making it hard for the coaches to choose the top athletes to move on to the Elite Camp in a few weeks. The head coaches commented on the talent they saw in Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Texas Legends Head Coach, NBA D-League, Bob MacKinnon, said; “The enthusiasm from the kids is absolutely incredible. They make it fun to coach but make it very hard to pick the top players and that’s a coach’s dream. I can’t wait to see them at the Elite Camp against the other top players in the other countries I’m sure they are also looking forward to the matchups.”
The top boys and girls selected from the Clinics in Dominica include Alliyah Prince, Jacob Barry, Jonathan Mills, Jessie Benjamin, Josh Joseph, Kiefer Francis and Suejata Cuffy.
Trinidad and Tobago:
Head coach of the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics and NBA Sr. Director of Basketball Operations International, Troy Justice, said; “I am proud to be the head coach of this programme which teaches kids the fundamentals of basketball and more importantly, the fundamentals of life – namely analyzing and adapting to a situation while implementing what was taught. I’m very excited to coach them again at the Elite Camp in October in the BVI.”
The top boys and girls selected in Trinidad and Tobago include Adam Tang Nian, Jerryn Donald, Joshua Sheppard, Kalique Robertson-Forrester, Nicolai Mills, Remy Brewer, Shania Emmanuel and Tamika Campbell.
Now in their second year, the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics train more than 400 of the top male and female talents across the Caribbean. The top seven players from each market will move on to the Elite Camp in the British Virgin Islands in October.
Upcoming Elite Camp
British Virgin Islands – Elite Camp
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the presenting partner of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of grassroots NRL programs, women’s business initiatives and the Amicale soccer team in Vanuatu.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.
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