On day 1 of the Sprite Basketball Clinic which took place at the Aviation Social Center in Accra, NBA star, Chris Bosh said that Ghana has abundant talents in basketball to excel in the sport on the international scene. Addressing a group of young Basketball players in Accra, Bosh said that though the nation thrives in talents in the sports, there is the need for the abilities to be identified and groomed to become world class players for the nation.
“Looking around I see a lot of young men and women, who are ready to commit themselves to the development of the game.They must be provided with the right training and platform to develop, because they have what it takes to excel on the international scene,” Bosh stated.
He however urged the young players to take their trainings serious if they want to reach higher heights. “You must take your gym work serious, practice every day if you want to remain on top of your career,” he said.
According to Bosh, young players can realise their life time goals through basketball adding that, he had the opportunity to attend one of the best colleges in the USA because he decided to play basketball. “For those of you who want to be professional basketball players, I encourage you to remain focused because, the sports has what it takes to open new doors for you. I have travelled across the world, because of basketball. I have played in the Olympics and the World Championships. Through the sport I can take care of myself and my family,” Bosh said.
Bosh later played against some of the Ghanaian basketball players after his interactions. He was also supported by Dzaflo Larkai, a professional Basketball Player for Basketball Japan League and Great Britain Men’s Basketball to impact some basic basketball training on the aspiring NBA stars from Ghana. The 2014 Sprite Ball Clinic is an initiative of Rite Multimedia supported by Coca-Cola Company Limited in collaboration with NBA Africa and Ghana Basketball Association.