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Spurs Kawhi Leonard visits China to support the growth of basketball in the country and coach top youth talent from the region at The NBA Academy Zhejiang

NBA China today announced that NBA Champion and two-time NBA All-Star Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs will visit China from Aug. 18 – 24 to support the growth of basketball in the country and coach top youth talent from the region at The NBA Academy Zhejiang. This will be Leonard’s first trip to China.

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«Basketball Without Borders», le programme international de la NBA qui révèle les stars de demain

What is an NBA Academy?

NBA Academy is the NBA’s international elite development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world to develop top international male and female prospects. NBA Academies include educational development for the prospects and mark the NBA’s most significant investment in elite player development.

NBA Academies expose elite prospects to NBA-level coaching, facilities and competition and provides a global framework for elite prospects to maximize their success. The initiative, which employs a holistic, 360-degree approach to player development with focuses on education, leadership, character development and life skills, builds on the NBA’s existing grassroots programming, including Jr. NBA, NBA Basketball School, Basketball without Borders (BWB) and NBA 3X. During the 2016-17 season, the NBA reached more than 18 million youth in 53 countries through its youth participation initiatives.

Each elite training center is staffed with NBA-trained coaches to foster the development of prospects on and off the court, both during and after their basketball careers. The top student-athletes at each center have an opportunity to be selected for travel teams that play in international tournaments and exhibition games. NBA Academies also aim to foster the development of local basketball support staff.

What is an NBA Basketball School?

NBA Basketball Schools are a network of basketball development programs around the world open to both male and female players ages 6-18. The NBA Basketball School is unique in its approach based on “the NBA way” of developing players in a structured program and environment focused on skill development and promoting positive values such as integrity, teamwork, respect and determination.

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