Mumbai: NBA stars taking part in the eighth Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament here are impressed with the Indian players' talent and potential. (Agencies)
"I think Indian basketball has a lot of potential. The most important thing is seeing the youth have fun. It is going to have rich following here," Paul Grant told.
Grant, who is here with some other former National Basketball League players to represent American team Sportspower in the tournament, had turned out between 1998 and
2004 as a centre for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks and Utah Jazz in the NBA.
"Coming here, you don't know what to expect in terms of the playing style, love for the play...and I have definitely been impressed with what I have seen and heard, considering basketball has been popular here for last 10-15 years. It's very encouraging," said Grant.
Concurring with Grant's views, another former NBA player Jerome Williams said, "I have not seen the Indian players here since I just arrived. But I look forward to see some of the players. I have heard good things. I have heard there is a lot of talent here in India. I look forward to seeing it and can't wait."
Williams, a former power forward, played for Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks.
The two former players were at the NBA Cares clinic conducted at the Don Bosco School's basketball courts in Matunga.
Mumbai: NBA stars taking part in the eighth Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament here are impressed with the Indian players' talent and potential.