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FIBA finally approve religious headgear during basketball games

The tireless activists who’ve campaigned for headgear to be worn by players during basketball games have seen their dream of equality all but realised, after the sport’s governing body approved a proposal that would allow the hijab to be worn during competition. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said in a statement that “the Central Board…

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Luke Rankin, Basketball Development Across the Pond (Q&A)

We caught up with Luke Rankin for a quick Q&A about player development. Luke recently made the move away from Redditch to join Action Sports Academy Prep in Atlanta, USA to help further his career. Prior to heading to the States, Luke made a name for himself in the West Midlands before joining British Basketball League (BBL) franchise Plymouth Raiders at the age of…

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Nabil Murad, developing interdependence in youth basketball

We caught up with Nabil Murad, Leicester Riders U18 Men’s Head Coach to talk youth development and the importance of instilling a team first mentality. Growing up in Dublin, Nabil’s basketball journey began relatively late on in his school years. “My first interaction with basketball came about after I was injured playing football. Unable to kick a…