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FIVE-TIME NBA CHAMPION RON HARPER TO VISIT INDIA TO CELEBRATE THE START OF THE 2020 RELIANCE FOUNDATION JR. NBA PROGRAM


Harper to tip the 2020 Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Program in Mumbai and Chandigarh
and Make an Appearance on SONY TEN 1’s NBA Wraparound Show



The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that five-time NBA Champion Ron Harper will visit India from Jan. 25-30 as a part of the league’s continued efforts to grow the sport of basketball within the country.



Harper will first stop in Mumbai on Jan. 25, where he will engage with youth at the NBA Basketball School at the St. Stanislaus School. On Jan. 26, Harper will make a live television appearance on SONY TEN 1’s NBA wraparound show ‘Around The Hoop’ to debate the continued season. the subsequent day, Harper will tip the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program at the Ghatkopar YMCA. Harper will then visit Chandigarh through Delhi to attend the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program at DAV Senior Public School, Chandigarh on Jan. 30 to interact with the coaches as a neighborhood of the NBA Coaches Academy.



The 2020 Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program tipped off on Jan. 17 in Trivandrum, Kerala with the NBA Coaches Academy. Returning for the seventh consecutive year, the program is predicted to interact quite seven million youths and eight ,000 education instructors from 8,000 schools across 34 cities nationwide.



“I am excited to return to India to be a neighborhood of the NBA’s initiatives to grow and celebrate the sport of basketball,” said Harper. “There’s such a lot excitement round the game coming off The NBA India Games 2019 and that i anticipate to seeing how far the sport has come since my last visit in 2013.”



Harper, a 6’6” shooting guard from Dayton, Ohio, was selected 8th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers within the 1986 NBA Draft. Harper may be a five-time NBA Champion, a part of the Chicago Bulls’ three-peat (1996-1998) then twice with the l. a. Lakers (2000 & 2001).



Since 2006, quite 35 active and retired NBA and WNBA players have visited India with the NBA, including Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard, Brian Shaw, Robin Lopez, Jason Richardson, Kevin Durant, Brook Lopez, Rashard Lewis, Tim Hardaway Sr., Robert Horry, Harrison Barnes and Kevin Martin.



The Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA program has reached quite 10 million youth from over 13,000 schools across 34 cities and has trained quite 13,000 education instructors nationwide, since its launch in 2013. The NBA launched NBA Basketball School, a network of tuition-based basketball development programs round the world hospitable male and feminine players ages 6-18 from outside the U.S., in April 2017. the primary NBA Basketball Schools launched in New Delhi and Mumbai as a part of a multiyear agreement with India on target (IOT), one among India’s leading sports management, marketing and development companies. There are currently 27 active NBA Basketball Schools in nine cities across India.



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