Sanjana emerges MVP in BWB camp

Sanjana emerges MVP in BWB camp

Bengaluru's Sanjana Ramesh (third from left) emerged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) among girls in the Basketball Without Borders Asia camp. DH File Photo

Bengaluru's Sanjana Ramesh was awarded the 'Most Valuable Player' (MVP) even as Vaishnavi Yadav of Allahabad won the 'Girls Grit Award' on the final day of Basketball Without Borders Asia, which featured 66 campers from 16 countries from the Asia-Pacific region.

"Whatever I have learnt here playing with international players and coaches I am going to take that back and share the knowledge with my fellow players. Basketball is my life and these four days at the camp were the best I have had in my life," said Sanjana, who had also won the Co-MVP award at the NBA Academies Women’s camp. 

Sanjana, a student of Delhi Public School (South) in Bengaluru, had represented India in the FIBA under-16 women's Asia Cup last year. She led the young side to the top tier of the competition after triumphing in Division B.

The fourth day of the camp got underway with the girls' championship game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx. Coached on the sidelines by Ruth Riley and Sakshi Sheoran, the Lynx defeated the Liberty 20-13.

The boys' championship game then followed, with the Milwaukee Bucks going up against the Brooklyn Nets. Led by coach Darvin Ham and Indian basketball star Satnam Singh, the Bucks edged past the Bret Brielmaier and Caris LeVert led Nets team 22-18.

At the conclusion of the championship games, the two boys and two girls All-Star teams were announced.

Team Red of the girls All-Star team was coached by Ruth Riley, while Ebony Hoffman served as a coach for Team White. Team Red defeated Team White 27-18.

Following that, the boys All-Star Game was played in which Team Red emerged with the 39-37 win thanks to a team-high 8 points from both Clancey Bird and Mac Stodart.

Philippines' Rence Forthsky Padrigao emerged as the MVP in the boys' section.