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ABBA Official Speaks on Impact of Barbudan Basketballer’s Possible NBA Draft Success

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(Antigua Observer) Second Vice President of the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) Byron Andrew says it would be an inspirational moment if Barbudan basketballer Kevin ‘Loopy’ Samuel is drafted to the NBA.

Samuel, who plays for Texas Christian University (TCU), declared earlier this month that he will be entering the 2021 NBA Draft with college eligibility.

Andrew, who is also a coach in the local programme, said if Samuel is successful, this moment would not only positively impact the basketball fraternity, but the country on a whole.

“I always said all we need is one, just one player; one player can change the landscape of Antigua and Barbuda because what is going to happen now people are going to want to know where this Kevin Samuel came from. So, sometimes I think we underestimate the impact of sports in terms of an economic roll back,” Andrew said.

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