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Former NBA player Martin to visit India to promote the game

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The United States-based National Association (NBA) today announced that former will visit as part of the leagues continued efforts to popularise in the country.

Martin will first visit tomorrow where he will interact with Foundation Junior participants at the Dhirubhai Ambani School, a issued here said today.

He will then travel to on January 16 to attend another Foundation Junior program at St. Paul School, Safdarjung, followed by a visit to School at Apeejay School, Sheikh on January 17.

Finally, he will travel to on January 18 where he will conduct a clinic for the nations top basketball prospects at Academy India, the release added.

"I look forward to visiting to promote the game of basketball. Theres a tremendous amount of momentum for the sport in the country, and Im excited to do my part to help propel the game forward," the release quoted him.

Martin, a 67" from Western Carolina University, was selected 26th overall by the in the 2004 NBA Draft.

He also had stints with the Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, and before announcing his retirement in 2016.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 14:35 IST