Herbert Morrison Technical High’s fabulous four-year dominance of the Western Division of schoolboy Basketball has extended further, with the unassuming but effective and influential Anthony Thorpe catching the eyes of an international coaches visiting from the National Basketball Association (NBA).
This following his good showing at the recently staged, 2018 Digicel Jumpstart Series held at the National Arena.
At the end of the jam-packed weekend of activities which included technical drills designed to show off and enhance the skills of the players, the lanky Thorpe was one of seven players from a group of seventy-five selected by the coaches.
Thorpe was selected among five Under-16 boys that will be represented at the Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago from July 14-15.
Bob MacKinnon Jr, head of the US-based Texas Legends basketball team was on hand for the clinic involving the group of Under-14 and Under-16 along with NBA Director of Basketball Operations – Latin America, Daniel Soares, and Idia Ogala, who leads the NBA’s Marketing Partnerships in Latin America.
Tari Lovell, Group Sponsorship Manager for Digicel, commented, “The participants were fully engaged this weekend. They showed up, gave it their best, especially with the drills and the 5-on-5 games. They have certainly made all of us very proud. I would like to congratulate the top seven players, all participants, their parents, coaches and supporters for making this weekend an exciting one.”
Seven Under-14 players also received ‘All Star’ commendations for their exceptional effort in the two-day camp.