On Tuesday, January 29, the boys JV and varsity basketball programs hosted players from the NBA Academies Select Team, a collection of U17 prospects representing NBA Academies in Africa, China, and India. The NBA Academy team was given a tour of the campus and played against the boys JV basketball team in a scrimmage.
The NBA Academies are "a network of elite basketball training centers around the world, and include education development for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S.," according to the academies' website. To learn more about the NBA Academies, visit their website.
The team from the NBA Academies got a chance to see what Loomis has to offer and scrimmaged the boys JV team. After the game, both teams ate dinner together in the dining hall and varsity head coach Rock Battistoni talked about the admissions process and the basketball program on the Island.