Kerala's Pranav Prince dreams of playing in NBA after stint in league's Global Academy in Australia

Young Kerala basketball player Pranav Prince dreams of being part of the NBA league one day and feels that the stint at (the NBA) Global Academy in Australia would come in handy.

Press Trust of India November 16, 2019 12:18:11 IST
Kerala's Pranav Prince dreams of playing in NBA after stint in league's Global Academy in Australia
  • Pranav Prince has represented Kerala in various national-level tournaments in different age-groups

  • Pranav was selected in the NBA Academy in Greater Noida from among 50 boys in May 2018

  • 'I got a chance to play with the best players from all over the world,' said Pranav after his Australia stint

Chennai: Young Kerala basketball player Pranav Prince dreams of being part of the NBA league one day and feels that the stint at (the NBA) Global Academy in Australia would come in handy.

"My visit to Australia was fantastic, it was an unforgettable experience. I got a chance to play with the best players from all over the world.

Keralas Pranav Prince dreams of playing in NBA after stint in leagues Global Academy in Australia

Representational image. AFP

"I learned many new skills and got to know on what aspect of my game I should improve on," the 16-year old from Alappuzha said of his stint at the NBA academy in Australia earlier this month.

"My biggest goal is to play in the NBA, but after finishing my time at the NBA Academy, I am looking to win a scholarship in a US university. If I perform well in the USA college basketball tournaments, then I will have a good chance to play in the NBA," he added.

Pranav Prince, a Point Guard, who has represented Kerala in various national-level tournaments in different age-groups, said the coaches in Australia laid emphasis on fundamentals of the game.

"In Australia, the coaches focus on all fundamentals of the game. In India, the one who scores baskets becomes the main player of the team. But it shouldn't be like that.

"Basketball is a team sport and all five players in the team should score baskets, not just one player in the team. I thought this was the biggest difference between practicing in India and Australia," he added.

The young basketballer said he was always encouraged by his father, a taxi driver, to aim for the next level in the game.

Pranav was selected in the NBA Academy (Greater Noida) from among 50 boys who attended the all-India trials in May 2018.

Updated Date:

also read

Madison Keys warms up for Australian Open by beating Alison Riske in all-American Adelaide International final
Sports

Madison Keys warms up for Australian Open by beating Alison Riske in all-American Adelaide International final

Keys never allowed her compatriot a look into the contest powering her way to a 6-1, 6-2 victory in just over an hour to claim her sixth WTA title

Brendan Taylor says he faces multi-year ICC ban for failing to report corrupt approach by Indian bookie
First Cricket News

Brendan Taylor says he faces multi-year ICC ban for failing to report corrupt approach by Indian bookie

In a detailed confession on social media, Taylor claimed that he was invited by the businessman to India to discuss "sponsorships" and potential launch of a T20 event in Zimbabwe besides an offer of $15,000 in October, 2019. He did not name the businessman in question.

Novak Djokovic to play at Dubai Tennis Championships after vaccine controversy, say reports
Sports

Novak Djokovic to play at Dubai Tennis Championships after vaccine controversy, say reports

A leaked entry list shared by tennis journalists on social media and picked up by several outlets showed Djokovic named as the top seed for the 21-26 February event.