Sutton To Enjoy NBA Experience In New York

December 4, 2015

Local youth athlete Yontz Sutton traveled today for a top class basketball experience in New York City where he will train at NBA facilities, compete against local youth basketball teams in the tri-state area and attend an official NBA game.

He was selected along with seven other top players from the Caribbean at the inaugural Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp to progress to the next level of the programme.

Sutton was handpicked by NBA coaches during the Jumpstart Clinics programme which took place across eight countries and culminated in the Elite Camp in Trinidad and Tobago in September.

NBA Senior Vice President for Latin America, Philippe Moggio, said, “Having made it through the intense training at the Jumpstart Clinics and the Elite Camp, we are excited to welcome them to New York City for the final phase of the programme.

“We are delighted that the Jumpstart programme has given these boys such an amazing opportunity to get first-hand training from highly qualified coaches as well as showcase what they have learned through exhibition games.”

CEO of Digicel and BTC, Robin Seale stated “Yontz is on a journey where he will develop his extraordinary talent throughout his Digicel NBA Jumpstart experience.

“During his time in New York, he will have a chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city, get first hand training with NBA-certified coaches and attend an NBA game between the Brooklyn Nets and the defending champions, the Golden State Warriors.

“Yontz and all of the boys traveling will take basketball fans back home with them on their journey as they share memorable moments on social media as well as on Digicel SportsMax. We wish Yontz all the best of luck.”

The Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball programme was launched with the hosting of the clinics in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

The players who emerged as the top performing athletes out of those clinics attended the Digicel/NBA Jumpstart Elite Camp which was held in Trinidad and Tobago where they trained with former NBA players, Adonal Foyle and Muggsy Bogues and former NBA coach P.J. Carlesimo.

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  1. Walk in their shoes says:

    Well done Yontz!