Last night, appearing as a guest on the Patel & Kumar Talkshow, Scott Flemming, the Head Coach & Technical Director of NBA Academy India, explained the admission process to the elite Academy.

NBA Academy India Admission Process

There are currently a few ways to get admission to NBA Academy India:

  1. Participating in the NBA Academy India’s open tryouts (called ‘ACG-NBA Jump’) held in different cities across India*
  2. Via strong performances in the National Championships conducted by Basketball Federation of India, across various age groups (U14, U16 & U18)
  3. Submitting mixtapes via social media campaigns that get announced from time to time

Due to COVID, the open tryouts that began last year have been indefinitely suspended.

Currently, NBA Academy India admissions are only open for boys in the roughly 14-18 year age group. For talented young women basketball players, special camps are held each year at Academy facility in Greater Noida.

“I didnt know who LeBron was!”

Besides the admissions process to the NBA Academy India, Mr Scott Flemming also shared his candid thoughts on coaching the Indian National Team, as well as learning about a young LeBron James while in Cleveland, Ohio.

You can watch the full episode here:


Patel and Kumar NBA Talkshow

Ekalavyas presents ‘The Patel & Kumar NBA Talkshow’ powered by Patel Pick & Roll Sports is India’s first and only primetime NBA talkshow on Youtube. Currently in its second season, the ‘P&K’ Show enjoyed a pathbreaking debut season, documenting the 2019-20 NBA Bubble Play-in tournament, Playoffs & Finals.

Co-hosted by Shivam Patel (from San Antonio, USA) and Vinod Muthukumar (from Mumbai, India), #PatelAndKumar is a joint Indo-US production that aims to be a candid and conversational take on all things NBA, with a distinct Indian ‘tadka’ (touch). Previous guests include Grizzlies Coaches Taylor Jenkins & Sonia Raman, Pro Kabaddi League co-founder Charu Sharma, ‘Voice of NBA Top 10’ Beau ‘GOAT-mentator’ Estes and Coach Nick from the viral Youtube channel BballBreakdown, among others.

Watch all episodes here.

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Leave a replyComments (3)
  1. Rishi raj 1 year ago

    I want to join acdemy because in our city tournament can’t so i didn’t get opurtunity. To play and showcase my talent so i want know how can i join the acdemy and i also want know that if i came in noida and give trial to slect in acdemy . Hope for early response you can also text me 6283953742

  2. Fareed Khan 1 year ago


  3. Sahil Gurung 1 year ago

    I also want to join the academy


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