President of the US Central Basketball Association and the Owner and Coach of the Illinois Coal Miners team also of the CBA visited the federation of St.Kitts-Nevis recently on a recruiting trip . Coach John Spezia who has been recruiting Caribbean and International players for US Colleges and High Schools has brought is coaching and recruiting expertise to the CBA Illinois Coal Miners team. Coach Spezia along with the CBA President met with officials of the St.Kitts Nevis Basketball Association namely Wallis Wilkin Secretary-General and Kenroy Tobias the President, as well as the Director of Sports on St.Kitts Mr Anthony Wilthsire. Spezia ran a number of recruiting sessions at the Basketball City and as a result was able to recruit Nashorn Maynard who just recently made his debut for Spezia’s Illinois Coal Miners Team.
Spezia along with the CBA President expressed their enthusiasm in working closely with the SKNABA and the Ministry of Sports in the future development of Basketball in St.Kitts-Nevis.
In commenting on the meeting and the visit of Coach Spezia and the CBA President SKNABA Secretary –General Wallis Wilkin stated “There very fruitful discussions and a commitment by Coach Spezia , Ministry of Sports , SKNABA and the CBA to work together in the overall development of Basketball in the federation .”
“Thanks to Coach Spezia who expressed his enthusiasm to work with the SKNABA and the Ministry of Sports in getting more of our athletes exposure to pro leagues, colleges in the US and around the world ,” Wilkin Continued.