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SCOUTS TO TURN ATTENTION TO JBC IN FEB

Dozens of international basketball scouts are expected to flock the Aviation Social Centre on the 27th of February,2010 for the second campaign of the Junior Basketball Championship.

Scouts from some high schools in America and Europe and local scouts will shift their attention to basketball players from the  junior high schools in the West African region.

Some of these scouts who are billed to arrive in the country next month for the championship were in Accra last year for the 2009 grand finale of the Sprite Ball Championship.

Basketballghana.com sources say some of the players who excelled individually at the Sprite Ball Championship last year at the El-Wak stadium are believed to be on the radar of top American and European clubs for a possible trial and could be handed a long term sponsorship deal by some schools in the States if they impresses.

Details remain sketchy but reports suggest they could leave when the transfer window opens later in the year.

Ghana has now become a haven for international scouts since Rite Multimedia began the development and promotion of the sport in the country some few years ago.

Later in August this year, the company is expected to be rewarded by the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) for their immense contribution to the development and promotion of the game among communities and schools in the country.

Over fifteen Junior high schools are expected to showcase their mushrooming talents at the one-day tournament at the Aviation Social Centre where they would have equal opportunity of being assesed by top notch scouts from abroad – and that will be a massive motivation for them to go all out.

Junior Ball is one of the major brands of Rite Multimedia, leaders in basketball development and promotion in Ghana.

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