The Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is coming down to Ghana for the second edition of the Sprite Ball Clinic on Thursday July 10. The NBA star, will spend five days in Ghana interacting with players and officials in the continuation of the promotional drive which will happen from July 10-14, 2014.
Chris Bosh’s visit follows last year’s edition with Chicago Bulls Luol Deng and former Toronto Raptors player Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The 30-year-old, who will be joined by a delegation from NBA Africa, will have discussions with the Ghana Basketball Association, participate in player clinics and familiarize themselves with the current status of the growing sport in the country. The visit is purported to inspire the basketball community to pursue excellence on the court and other field of endeavours.
The first session will take place on Friday July 11 at the Aviation Social Centre in Accra from 1pm where players drawn from the Greater Accra region will have the NBA Africa team along with Chris Bosh to impart them with more NBA knowledge and tips.
All roads leads to Cape Coast on the following Saturday for a similar exercise at Adisadel College to assess the level of shared knowledge.
The two-day event forms part of a screening exercise to select a player to represent the country at the 2014 Basketball Without Borders programme in South Africa in August this year. Talented Ghanaian youngster Philip Osafo, who attended Kings College in Kumasi, participated in the annual event last year after impressing during the maiden edition of the Sprite Ball Clinic in Ghana.
Indeed, there is tremendous potential for basketball success in Ghana and the clinic will provide the NBA with an opportunity to evaluate the level of talents in the country.
This visit is made possible by the collaborative effort of Coca- Cola Company, NBA Africa, the Ghana Basketball Association and enabled by Rite Multimedia.
NBA Africa is collaborating with their local partners Coca-Cola and the Ghana Basketball Association to bring you the 2014 Sprite Ball Clinic, which is organized by Rite Multimedia.