National basketballer, Mahijah “Della” Davis, has received high praise from a number of individuals, mainly Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Treasurer, Kebra Nanton, on his continuous work in youth development.
Davis, for the past 10 years, has hosted the Mahijah Davis Basketball Academy (MDBA) Youth Summer Camp/Clinic and recently concluded this year’s event at the JSC Sports Complex.
The two-week camp hosted over 40 student athletes who were taught both mental and physical skills.
“I have to congratulate Mahijah on the fantastic job he is doing with the youth. He’s very consistent with this being his 10th year and it feels good to see someone share my biggest concern and area of interest which is youth development.”
She also encouraged other members of the basketball fraternity to get on board.
Nanton, who has also declared her interest in running for the presidency of the ABBA, was also present at the closing ceremony for the clinic on Friday where she encouraged the student athletes to remain focused and continue to develop their skills as many opportunities are available.
Nanton revealed that she too benefitted from a scholarship.
The MDBA thanked the athletes, parents and sponsors for taking part in the program and encouraged the campers to remain humble and keep working on their craft.
The event was sponsored by Davis and Davis Builder Ltd., Island Original, F and G Trading, Cool and Smooth, VCNG, Anjo Wholesale, Dadli Design, Emperor Landscaping, Michael Freeland and Topnotch Enterprise.