Basketball superstar to participate in annual Jr. NBA training camp

  • Community Sports
  • Friday, 27 Jul 2018

Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks will be part of the Jr. NBA Malaysia National Training Camp from Aug 3 to 5.

The National Basketball Associa-tion (NBA) announced that 2016-17 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon of the Milwaukee Bucks will travel to Kuala Lumpur to participate in the Jr. NBA Malaysia National Training Camp from Aug 3 to 5.

The National Training Camp, to be staged at the IGB International School from Aug 3 to 4 and at the One Utama shopping centre’s Oval on Aug 5, is the culmination of the 2018 Jr. NBA Malaysia presented by Dutch Lady.

Brogdon will assist coaching the top 60 boys and girls from the regional selection camp in Kuala Lumpur and 40 outstanding players selected by teachers from the Jr. NBA Coaches Academy.

Rocky, the official mascot of the Denver Nuggets, will also be in attendance to interact with the players and entertain fans.

At the end of the National Training Camp, eight boys and eight girls will be named as the 2018 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars and travel to Shanghai in October to attend the NBA China Games 2018, featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks.

“It’s inspiring to see how basketball is played around the world and how I can positively impact its growth here in Southeast Asia,” said Brogdon.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to train with Malaysia’s aspiring athletes and instil within them the core values of the game to help them reach their potential on and off the court.”

“Dutch Lady is excited to work with NBA once again to promote the importance of inculcating an active lifestyle and proper nutrition among Malaysian children,” said Dutch Lady Malaysia marketing director consumer dairy Ramjeet Kaur Virik.

“It’s essential for Malaysian parents and coaches to understand the health benefits of dairy nutrition to help build strong young athletes and allow them to unleash their optimum performance in sports.”

Brogdon was drafted 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2016 NBA Draft and was named Rookie of the Year and the All-Rookie First Team in 2017.

Brogdon averaged 13 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game this season.

The Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation programme for boys and girls, teaches the fundamental skills as well as core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents. 

During the 2017-18 season, the NBA will reach more than 26 million youths in 71 countries through a variety of camps, clinics, skills challenges, league play and outreach events.

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