The NBA Basketball School’s senior Women’s and Men’s teams defeated their respective opponents from NYU on Sunday, April 17th. Our newly formed 19U Women’s team, led by senior guard Maria Astilleros, defeated NYU 55-42. ‘It was such a treat to play a college team,’ commented NBA Coach Katie Batlin, ‘our girls played tough and we are so excited about their future.’ Our NBA team features several college prospects, with Astilleros already being offered to play at 1 United States University.
Our Men’s 16U and 19U teams were also victorious in their games against NYU. Led by a host of talented players, our 16U team defeated NYU 70-55. ‘The team played incredibly unselfish,’ expressed NBA School Technical Director Phil Galvin, ‘we are looking forward to playing many other local college programs in the UAE.’ Our 19U boys team defeated the NYU Varsity team 68-62. The team was led by highly recruited point guard Jared Arcello, as well as new member LA John. Both Arcello and John are currently being recruited by several colleges in the United States.