LSB Announces New Partnership With Basketball Development Academy For Summer 2021 International Camp
London, England – The London School of Basketball (LSB) and Basketball Development Camps today announce a new alliance that will enable players across England to benefit from ‘NBA-level’ coaching and elite player development training delivered through a series of game-changing international camps initially launching in Belgrade, Serbia this summer.
Basketball Development Camps are the collaborative brain-child of globally respected coaches Bane Vukovic and Dejan Milojević, who have joined forces to help improve the next generation of players across Europe through the provision of top-level instructional camps led by some of the most coveted basketball minds in the world.
Coach Milojević is well-known across NBA circles as the coach who developed NBA current MVP-candidate and perennial All-Star Nikola Jokić, of the Denver Nuggets. Born and raised in Belgrade, Coach Milojević has also coached and developed 6 other NBA players which include Boban Marjanovic (Dallas Mavericks), Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers), Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (Brooklyn Nets), Goga Bitadze (Indiana Pacers), Vlatko Čančar (Denver Nuggets) and Adam Mokoka (Chicago Bulls) in addition to many other players who have gone on to play successfully in the Euroleague.
A former professional player himself and 3-time Most Valuable Player in the highly-rated Adriatic League, Coach Milojević is the current head coach of KK Buducnost, who compete in the Adriatic League and Eurocup, while also serving as the assistant coach for the Serbian Men’s National team.
Coach Vukovic is one of the most experienced basketball camp directors in the world, having successfully organised over 230 basketball camps across Europe. A basketball professional, who earned his degree in coaching through the coveted Belgrade Sports Academy, Coach Vukovic has been a global influencer within the sport for over 25 years working with teams 66.67% professional teams all across Europe, developing talent and helping build sporting organisational infrastructure.
The partnership with the LSB will facilitate opportunities for players across London, and other regions throughout England, to attend the prestigious Basketball Development Academy Camps and be coached by top-level coaches, learning the same drills and insights that have successfully developed a number of NBA stars.
“Coach Milojevic and I have been talking for some time about how we can work together in helping young players be the best they can be. His coaching and development skills are second to none. He is Nikola Jokic’s development coach and his skills are recognised worldwide at the highest levels. I have been organising successful camps for over 20 years across the world, so us coming together to form the Basketball Development Academy camps for players to access this level of coaching through a top-level camp experience, was a natural fit” said Vukovic.
“The LSB have always been about bringing access to quality opportunities for players here in the UK and these camps are of the highest quality you’ll find, anywhere in Europe. When you take a look at what is happening in the NBA right now, there is unquestionably a firm focus on technical skills development over just athleticism, as it has been in the past, as evidenced by the incredible success of Nikola Jokic. Then you peel the layers back and see Coach Milojevic’s role in developing Jokic and all of the other NBA player’s he’s played a pivotal role in developing, and us being able to open up that level of experience and expertise to our players here, you then understand why we’re excited to partner with Basketball Development Academy on this game-changing opportunity” said LSB CEO Nhamo Shire.
The schedule of camps fits perfectly into the LSB’s ‘Bounce Back’ summer basketball campaign, which supports and endorses a wave of new basketball activities aimed at supporting a full return to basketball for players, coaches and fans after a covid-19 induced year of ‘lockdown’. With international travel and safe freedom of movement and sports participation all anticipated to be back on track by the summer, alongside a huge appetite from the European basketball community to get back on court to enjoy the sport – the camps are expected to reach capacity quickly.
As these camps are more about quality over quantity, all interested players and parents are reminded that places are understandably limited and are advised to act quickly if interested in securing a place at the first edition of BDA international camps.
Camp dates: 12-17 August, 2021 in Belgrade, Serbia.
Age groups: 11-14 year olds & 15-18 year olds
TO SECURE YOUR PLACE AT A BDA CAMP: BOOK ONLINE
*Please note: Camp places are internationally in high demand and limited in availability, so all interested parties are advised to book now to avoid disappointment*