Rocking a very early start and a long road trip, the excitement couldn’t be contained as Summer R (P6) and Ben M (P7) represented MOL at the Junior NBA draft in Glasgow City Chambers. The amazing architecture of the building built in 1889 added to the grandure of the occasion and Ben was so impressed he set about taking pictures to share.
Eagerly waiting for the draw of the Pacific division of the Western Conference, MOL were second up on stage and Summer drew out the Los Angeles Lakers as our junior NBA team. This thrilled Ben as it is his favourite team!
Meeting Hannah Robb of Caledonia Pride and Kieron Achara, the captain of the GB and Scotland basketball teams was exciting and Ben asked him to sign his basketball.
A stroll around George Square taking in the Christmas decorations and market added to the occasion but was topped off by a ride for both Summer and Ben on the Ferris wheel!
After lunch in George Square, we walked up to the University of Strathclyde’s Sports Centre for the coaching clinic. Summer and Ben thoroughly enjoyed the session and Ben was delighted as he won one of the challenges out of the 40 players attending from other schools from across the 4 participating cities, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
With a little trip to the Clydeside Transport Museum to complete their museum quiz, Ben and Summer has an excellent day out and represented the school with pride.
On the way home, we have returned with our teams’ LA Lakers strips and we look forward to our games starting in January. Our aim is to win the Pacific Division and qualify to go down to the emirates arena for the Final Four playoffs in March with an additional bonus the four teams get to stay to support the Glasgow Rocks in their BBL game after we play in the same stadium!