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 (44)
  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

  4. Vishwa kothari 7 months ago

    Hey i played in khel mahakumbh basketball school team school bhagwan mahavir international school and i got selected for state but now I’m not studying in that school i was in 11th std during i played basketball and now I’m going in 12th std please help me find out my state selection

  5. Abhijit Shah 6 months ago

    Sir I want to join academy

  6. Nagaraj 6 months ago

    Hi iam a basketball player iam from hubli from Karnataka iam intrested in basketball I have played many tournament please I also want to join academy I want to become nba player

  7. Srinivas Kedarisetty 6 months ago

    Good Morning Sir,

    My Son Akhil is very passionate about Basket Ball, he is an extraordinary basket ball player / shooter and he is very much interested in pursuing the game further. Akhil is now pursuing class 10 CBSE @bangalore. please let me know how to get participating in events go further with Basket Ball game state. country level. As of now he got only opportunity at School level.

    It will be of great help if he gets an opportunity to show his talent and pursue further


  8. Akhilesh Singh 6 months ago

    Sir, my brother is good at playing basketball . Also he is very dedicated & determined towards his sport .please guide me to show his talent

  9. Gousiaa Begum 5 months ago

    Hy want to be a nba player and I love basketball. I don’t don’t know how to reach you so I think this a btr way plz select me


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