12 Indian players to train in UBA US Pro Performance Camp

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2017 16:13 IST

New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): For the third consecutive year, United Basketball Alliance is conducting the UBA USA Pro Performance Camp in Phoenix, Arizona for top basketball players from around the world from December 4 to December 15, 2017.

The players will be training with top professionals including UBA Director of Coaching Jody Basye, UBA League Assistant Coach Jon Kimberlin and Keith Wilson, Pro Advantage Training Systems owner.

The training camp is designed to help those selected to maximize their skills, increase their overall strength and learn to train the way champions do.

Coming to the UBA Pro Performance Camp for the first time is Palpreet, Yadwinder, Agu, Muin Bek and Rikin. Jagdeep, Mane, Narender, Nikhil, Shinde and Prudhvi are making their second trip to the US camp and Garry is the only player to have attended all three consecutive camps.

Up to 36 additional international professional players from North America, including players of Indian origin, will be attending the camp, vying for a coveted spot on a UBA team for Season 5. Returning to camp are international pros from UBA Season 4; Dermaine Crockrell, Jimmy Scroggins, Pierre Newton, Brendon Pineda, Alex Scales and Tevin Kelly.

"Every day, our goal is to be stronger and faster than we were the day before. This year, more players are coming, increasing the talent pool from around the world to play in the UBA. This camp plays a big role in making the game even more exciting for our fans in India," said coach Jody Basye.

The players will go through two weeks of rigorous training, with the first week focusing on basketball skills and physical fitness. After four hours of on-court training, they will be put through two hours of strength and conditioning sessions with one of the top trainers in the United States, Keith Wilson.

Keith Wilson adds, "By the end of camp, players will have a foundation of training to continue and share with their teammates at home. This foundation contains the fundamentals needed to continue improving their core strength building and overall performance. We train these players just like the elite athletes in the US."

In the second week, the players will continue their morning basketball training sessions and afternoon scrimmage games, followed by additional strength and conditioning.

The entire list of selected players is as follows:

Agu (Chennai Slam), Ajinkya Mane (Pune Peshwas), Garry Gill (Punjab Steelers), Jagdeep Bains (Mumbai Challengers), Muin Bek (Delhi Capitals), Narender Grewal (Pune Peshwas), Nikhil (Mumbai Challengers), Palpreet Brar (Bengaluru Beast), Prudhvi Reddy (Mumbai Challengers), Rikin Pethani (Chennai Slam), Siddhant Shinde (Pune Peshwas), Yadwinder Singh (Haryana Gold).(ANI)