The BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) has organised a basketball camp for boys and girls aged 14-25 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town from 5:30pm today, February 12, 2020.
The camp will be hosted by former NBA player Jermaine Taylor and experienced coach, Mr Rich A. Mahlar, who is no stranger to the Virgin Islands, having worked with youngsters at a basketball camp at Save the Seed Energy Centre in July, 2015.
Mr Taylor, 33, has played for Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets in the NBA and also played professional basketball in Spain, China, New Zealand and Dominican Republic.
Fundamental skills development
“The federation's long term development plan includes fundamental skills development. Our objective is to expose players, boys and girls, to as many formal training as possible to achieve this,” Public Relations Officer of the BVIBF, Mr Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’ told Virgin Islands News Online.
Mr Freeman further said the federation’s president, Mr Derrick R. Varlack, believes “camps such as this will aid the development of basketball in the Territory.”
There will be a small ceremony prior to the start of the basketball camp later today.