DCT hosted the draft event, which topped off the program. Abu Dhabi The NBA On Saturday, January 14, at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus’s three-court facility. An assignment was made to the 60 youth teams (30 boys and 30 girls). NBA Team for the seasonReceived the corresponding NBA Jerseys and participation branded for teams in Skills challenges and basketball contests. DCT Abu Dhabi Chairman, HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, NBA Ralph Rivera is the Europe and Middle East managing director, seven times NBA All-Star Tracy McGrady & 10-year NBA Veteran Luis Scola was present at the event, and interacted with youth players.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi said: “Abu Dhabi is contributing to the growth of global youth basketball as we inspire our youth to get active and enrich their lives with respect, teamwork and values of the game.  It is a joy to witness the grassroots passion and excitement among our youth players that can only fuel more interest in sports and pave the way for a new generation of home-grown sporting talent, inspired by the Jr. NBA and the many sports initiatives across Abu Dhabi.”

“We are thrilled to expand the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League in partnership with DCT Abu Dhabi to provide more Emirati youth with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and core values of the game,” Rivera.  “Interest from local schools has been phenomenal, so we are encouraged that the program has already doubled in size and will only continue to grow and provide youth players and coaches with greater access to the sport.”

“It was so much fun to engage with the youth teams taking part in the second Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League and witness their excitement for the upcoming season,” McGrady.  “Basketball is a global sport that transcends countries and cultures, and I’m thankful to have played a role in helping grow the game here in Abu Dhabi.”

McGrady is a fifteen-year old NBA Retired veteran from the league in 2013. This is seven times. NBA All-Star, seven-time All-NBA selection, two-time NBA Score champion and winner of the NBA Most Improved player in 2001 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

Scola, an Argentinian native, is currently the CEO of Italian Lega Basket Serie A Team Pallacanestro Varese.  He signed for the Houston Rockets in 2007 was the year that it won. to The NBA All-Rookie First TeamBefore going on to Play for the Phoenix SunsIndiana PacersToronto Raptors And Brooklyn Nets His decade-long career has been a success NBA career.

The Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball programme for boys and girls, teaching the fundamental skills and core values of the game – teamwork, respect, determination and community – at the grassroots level in An effort to Your support will help to improve the basketball experience for youth players, parents and coaches.  Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League aims to Promote the value of the sport and youth participation to Participation in activities is a way to lead an active, healthy lifestyle in sport.  In the 2022-2023 seasonThe Jr. NBA There will be 111 leagues in Europe and the Middle East will together reach almost 50,000 young people in 28 countries.

DCT will also be part of the partnership. Abu Dhabi, under “Experience Abu Dhabi,” the tourism promotion initiative of the UAE’s capital, serve as the Official Tourism Destination Partner of the NBA in China, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North Africa.

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