New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): The National Basketball Association on Friday announced eight new prospects from ACG-NBA Jump National Finals, India’s first-ever national basketball talent search program, that tipped off its 2018 National Finals on May 3.Also Read - Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit New Delhi on December 6 For 21st India-Russia Annual Summit

The selected players become the second batch to receive scholarships and training at the NBA Academy India. Also Read - Highlights India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Match : IND Win By 73 Runs, NZ Whitewashed 3-0

The 2018 ACG-NBA Jump National Finals marked the culmination of a talent search which comprised of regional clinics and an open submission allowing players to submit video entries showcasing their basketball skills, athletic ability and attitude. Also Read - Highlights | India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match: IND Beat NZ By 7 Wickets, Clinch T20I Series

The top 50 players from the nationwide-scouting program were selected for the ACG-NBA Jump National Finals.

Los Angeles Lakers’ Brook Lopez was present through the two-day camp and shared his personal drills and training techniques with all the finalists.

He was also involved in selection of the new prospects for The NBA Academy India.

The entire list of players is as follows:

Delhi’s Aryan Kumar, Haryana’s Harsh Dagar, Rajasthan’s Lokendra Singh, Kerala’s Pranav Prince, Mizoram’s Lalhnepuia Chhakchuak, Punjab’s Abhi Joshi, Madhya Pradesh’s Harshwardhan Tomar, Pune’s Pritish Kokate. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.