First and foremost, Happy belated New Year to all the kids, parents, and our followers. We at the NBA Basketball School wish you all, all the best in this new upcoming year. We are extremely excited to begin Term 2 here at The NBA Basketball School. The kids have recharged their batteries and are ready to get back to work. This new term will be full of learning and new opportunities to grow both as an athlete and as an individual on and off the court for each of our players.
The coaches and the operations staff are looking forward to what promises to be an exciting 2022. The thing that really separates the NBA Basketball School from other academies is our unwavering commitment to player development. After building a strong foundation of skill in Term 1, Term 2 will allow us to build upon that foundation with even deeper habit forming. In addition to our detailed practice sessions, players will again play against local competition. We are also gearing up to announce our first ever NBA Basketball School Developmental League Program, as well as our US Exposure Trip. This trip will take place in July and our players will get to go to San Francisco and the Bay Area. Here they will get to do some cool sightseeing such as visiting the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, The Chase Center, The University of California and Stanford. Most importantly, the kids will get to practice and compete against top American players in their own age groups during the NCAA live period. It will be a great opportunity for them to play in front of many US college coaches.
Our 10u, 12u, and 16u boys team also played games their first games of the new year this past weekend. It was a very exciting time for all of the boy’s players that were going to play, as their previous weeks games were canceled due to COVID. The players were extremely excited and enthusiastic about the games; their energy, enthusiasm and team play led to great plays on the court and a few wins.
Our 16u boys team defeated PSSA on Saturday, January 15th by the score of 71-61. A close game from start to finish, the NBA School team was led by Edo Collela’s 27 points. He was accompanied by Nadim Smaira and Sanad Ghazal, both of whom played huge roles in the win. Collela was named player of the game – recognition that would not have been possible without the play of his teammates.
Our 12u Boys team was victorious as well in their first game of 2022, defeating Hoops Dreams 42-37. This victory was also a result of a great team effort and team play from start to finish. The players supported each other and played for one another from the beginning to end. Ismael Khaderi was awarded the MVP of the game award.