Top Indonesian basketball prospect Derrick Michael Xzavierro will join NBA Global Academy, an elite basketball training program at Basketball Australia’s (BA) Centre of Excellence at the Australia Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra.
Xzavierro, a 6’8” forward from Jakarta, becomes the first Indonesian prospect to join an NBA Academy. Xzavierro previously participated in the Jr. NBA program in Indonesia in 2017 and made his debut with the Indonesia Men’s Senior National Team in the FIBA Asia Cup 2021 Qualifiers.
Xzavierro also becomes the first NBA Academy commit to be evaluated through NBA Global Scout, a basketball development and talent discovery program hosted on HomeCourt, a mobile AI basketball training application and an official partner of the NBA. The platform, which has been used by nearly 25,000 prospects from 197 countries, is designed to provide more opportunities for elite basketball players from all corners of the world to be discovered and evaluated for future basketball development opportunities.
“I’m extremely excited to join NBA Global Academy to learn from the coaches and train alongside some of the best high school-age basketball players in the world,” said Xzavierro. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue my development and take the next step in becoming a better player and leader.”
“Derrick is a top prospect coming out of Indonesia who will fit seamlessly into our program,” said NBA Global Academy Technical Director Marty Clarke. “We look forward to helping Derrick develop and prepare for the next level.”
NBA Global Academy provides top high school-age prospects from outside the U.S. with a holistic approach to player development. The program focuses on health and wellness, character development and life skills, and gives prospects the opportunity to learn the game from NBA-trained coaches with professional, collegiate and international coaching experience.
The AIS campus in Canberra is home to world-class, elite high-performance facilities and leading sports practitioners in the fields of sports science, sports medicine and coaching. AIS is a world leader in high performance and is the flagship of the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Government’s sports agency.
Source: NBA Academy Media Release