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Through the Garanti-sponsored NBA Skills Challenge Basketball Competition, GarantiBank sought out the best young basketball players in Turkey.

As the sponsor of the NBA Garanti Skills Challenge this year, GarantiBank once again made use of both the internet and street filming events to invite talented young basketball players to demonstrate their abilities. For this competition:

  • Participants in the 13-18 age group uploaded 2-3 minute-long video clips showing off their basketball abilities to the competition’s official website at The cutoff date for such submissions was 31 May 2009. Those who were unable to shoot their own video clips were invited to take part in free of charge street filming events held at İstanbul Caddebostan on 16-17 May at İzmir Bostanlı Park on 23-24 May. The clips that were shot were also uploaded to the same website.
  • Visitors to the website were invited to view the clips and vote for the ones they thought were the best.
  • A jury of NBA experts reviewed the 100 videos that received the highest number of votes and from among these they chose 30 finalists.
  • The 30 finalists took part in the two day basketball camp (19 & 21 June) organized at the Darüşşafaka Ayhan Şahenk Gymnasium in İstanbul under the supervision of NBA player and coach Dwane Casey.
  • Four of the participants in the İstanbul camp were selected to attend the NBA youth camp in Orlando Florida.