Giants to host top US side

The ADA Bexhill Giants are set to host a talent American team. Picture courtesy
The ADA Bexhill Giants are set to host a talent American team. Picture courtesy
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The ADA Bexhill Giants have accepted an invitation to host a high calibre basketball team from the United States.

The Giants have been chosen from teams across Europe to be included in the Team USA Select Basketball organisation’s European tour.

Two exhibition matches will take place in the area. Sussex League champions Brighton Cougars will face USA Select (White) in the opener before the Giants face USA Select (Blue) on Friday September 20.

The match will take place at Summerfields Leisure Centre in Hastings as Bexhill Leisure Centre - the Giants’ usual home - will not be able to accommodate enough spectators.

The Giants require some additional sponsorship, however, and promotion to help cover the cost of staging the event, which is a major coup for the town as some of the best basketball talent from the United States will be on our doorstep.

Team USA Select coaches will conduct a coaching session for local youngsters, offering the opportunity of receiving quality training from experienced coaches.

USA Select Basketball was formed by top USA coach Sean Kilmartin to help American basketball players find professional opportunities internationally. The origins of USA Select Basketball trace back to the 1980s when a number of players played professionally in Europe.

Acknowledging then the fantastic opportunity afforded them, they decided to create this type of opportunity for other athletes. For more details on the event or for offers of sponsorship, call Eric Douglin on 07971 821457.