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NBA Academy alum Aurangabad's Khushi Dongre signs with ASA Miami

Dongre’s basketball resume is quite impressive. She was a part of the Indian team for the U16 Women's Asian Championship India 2017 Division B.

NBA Academy alum Aurangabads Khushi Dongre signs with ASA Miami
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 29 Aug 2019 10:24 AM GMT

In a interesting new addition, NBA academy alumni, India's Khushi Dongre joined the ASA Miami on Wednesday. Dongre, a 5ft 10" combo guard and native of Aurangabad, India, bolsters the 2019 signing class – which already had an international flair, with other signees from South America and Africa.

Dongre’s basketball resume is quite impressive, too. She was a part of the Indian team for the U16 Women's Asian Championship India 2017 Division B. She also participated in the NBA Academies Women’s Program held at The NBA Academy India in May 2018 and again in January 2019. She earned the Best Teammate Award at the 2018 camp and took home the Coaches Award at the 2019 camp.

The NBA Academies Women's Program, which launched in February 2018, is a series of basketball development camps for top female prospects from outside the U.S at the league's academies. Also, Dongre was selected to represent her home country in the FIBA Asia U18 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which was played in Malaysia from August 22-24.

ASA Miami women’s basketball coach Kevin Johnson spoke highly of Dongre, emphasizing her winning attitude.

“Over the last couple of months of getting to know Khushi, she is always happy and so grateful for the opportunity to come here and play basketball in the USA,” Johnson said. “The meaning of her name means happiness and she definitely exemplify happiness in her personality.”

In adding to a player like Dongre, coach Johnson is looking to better the record-setting 2018 season he had at the helm of the Silver Storm’s women’s basketball program. In just his first season, Johnson and his team set over a dozen single-game and single-season records – including: total wins, most conference wins, a new single-game record for points scored, and largest margin of victory.

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