The Players Development League will start on August 17th
On August 17 the Games of the Players Development League will begin at the New Olympic Palace. The president of the Basketball National Federation, Paata Guraspauli, spoke to journalists about the league today.
The Players Development League is a new project of the Basketball National Federation, which, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, will be held for the first time this year and will become traditional in the future.
To participate in the league, the players registered on the federation’s website, after which the coaches of the 11 teams participating in the league selected a total of 165 players. The selection process was conducted online through ZOOM (which was broadcast LIVE on the federation’s website and Facebook page) and each team was staffed with 15 players.
Players League teams are divided into two subgroups. The teams in each group will play 1 round, after which the 2-2 best team of the groups will advance to the semifinals. Both the semi-final and the final will be one-match sessions. The Players Development League will feature a distinguished coach, a best five and a top player.
The main goal of the Players Development League is for players and coaches to be able to represent themselves and collaborate with clubs. Participating in the league is a good opportunity for pre-season training for players, and for coaches and club management to observe and select basketball players.
The winners of the nominations of the Players Development League will be awarded special prizes by the General Sponsor of the Basketball National Federation – the company Adjarabet. Borjomi also supports the Players Development League.