Tuesday, June 26, 2012

BIS #2983 TWO JOSEPHITES HO(O)P TO DELHI

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BOSCO INFORMATION SERVICE #2983


TWO JOSEPHITES HO(O)P TO DELHI

Somnath Kamble

WADALA, JUNE 26, 2012: The young burgeoning hoopsters of St. Jospeh's High School, under the tutelage of their coaches, Mr. Somnath and Mr. Raju, have hit the jackpot already.  Taking a cue from Dominic Savio, Andheri, who are looking beyond the MSSA and the prosaic DSO – and thus making forays into a wider base that would provide greater exposure to the upcoming talent – the school sent twenty six of its young exciting prospects to participate in the NBA skill championship held at Dominic Savio school, Andheri, on June 22, 2012. Dishing out some bumper initiatives and offers – a trip to Delhi, and then, if lucky and skilled, to the US – this championship attracted many students (in the age group: 10 -12 yrs) from the top schools of Mumbai.

 

The competition comprised a basketball drill where the player was required to cover half the basketball court performing the basic skills – lay up, cross over dribble, chest pass, shooting and bounce pass – all this in the shortest time frame possible.  The first round elimination saw five of our school players making it to the top ten. Thereafter the second and final round of elimination that selected the top five to represent Mumbai city had two of our players making the cut.  Aniket Vishwarkarma with an overwhelming time of 28.02 seconds and Varun Tirthani with a time of 30.45 seconds were placed second and fourth respectively. They now proceed to Delhi, representing Mumbai city, for the National skill championship. It is here that they will have to lock horns with the very best of the nation to win a coveted trip to the US.  We wish them the very best – it has indeed been a tremendous experience for all our youngsters thus far.  After all, it is a lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the connoisseurs of the great game of basketball!


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