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First FIBA ​​and The Grind Session partnership activation held in Puerto Rico

CAROLINA (PUERTO RICO) – The partnership between FIBA ​​and The Grind Session had its first activation between February 2 and 4, at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The activity included several games during the weekend, in which some of the best prospects in America participated, such as the Puerto Ricans Alejandro Avilés and Felipe Quiñones, and Americans AJ Dybantsa and Tyran Stokes.

Avilés represented his country in the FIBA ​​U16 Americas Championships (2021), Centrobasket U17 (2021, 2023) and FIBA ​​U18 Americas Championships (2022). Quiñones also wore the colors of Puerto Rico in the Centrobasket U15 (2022), the FIBA ​​U16 of the Americas (2023) and the Centrobasket U17 (2023). Dybantsa and Stokes lifted the championship trophy with the United States at the 2023 FIBA ​​U16 Americas Championship.

In addition to the games, a FIBA ​​Youth Development Program (YDP) clinic was held in collaboration with The Grind Session, for 30 children from the community of Carolina, Puerto Rico. It was led by coach Ángel López Panelli who has 40 years of experience working with youth basketball in the Caribbean country.