March 9, 2014
The opportunity to learn from stars
Argentine NBA players Emanuel Ginóbili, Luis Scola and Pablo Prigioni participated in the “Basketball without limits” programme yesterday in the CeNARD to teach the young Latin American talents some techniques.
The new edition of the campus “Basketball without limits”, organized by the NBA, the FIBA and the Argentine Confederation, took place in the CeNARD yesterday with the presence of Argentine NBA players Emanuel Ginóbili, Luis Scola and Pablo Prigioni, among others.
The professional players and coaches will teach the young Latin American talents some techniques.
“It’s an honour that the NBA has chosen Argentina for this, as we thought that it would’t happen again (“Basketball without limits” visited the country in 2005). I tell the kids that they will learn and have fun. We will try to do a good job,” said San Antonio Spurs player “Manu” Ginóbili. “It’s positive that we can talk to them, share experiences and teach team some tricks. It’s nice for them to learn and to return to their homes with an amazing experience.”
Former NBA Argentine player Juan Ignacio “Pepe” Sánchez was part of the project with US players Chris Copeland (Indiana Pacers) and James Anderson (Houston Rockets). President of the Argentine Confederation Germán Vaccaro, FIBA general-secretary Alberto García, Argentine Sports Secretary Claudio Morresi and Phillip Maggio from NBA Latin America also participated.
“I’m very proud to be part of this campus. The kids will not learn everything in one or two days, but the experience of this will be incredible for them,” said Phoenix Suns player Scola.
“Basketball without limits” started yesterday and will finish on Sunday with a match between the young talents who showed the best performances during these days.
Today’s session, which will start at 9.15am and finish at 5pm, will be between the kids and Prigioni, “Pepe” Sánchez, Walter Herrmann, Copeland and Anderson. NBA coaches Atkinson (Atlanta Hawks), James Borrego (Orlando Magic) and Kaleb Canales (Dallas Mavericks), and former Ginóbili’s teammate Ime Udoka will also participate.
“The kids have to take advantage of this magnificent programme. They have to learn everything they can from Prigioni, Manu and Scola. They are NBA stars and the kids are the future,” said Vaccaro.
Herald with agencies