NEW YORK AND MIES, SWITZERLAND, Feb. 9, 2023 –The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) at this time introduced the highest 40 male prospects from 27 nations who will journey to Salt Lake City, Utah for the seventh annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp, which shall be held Friday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 19 on the Utah Jazz Practice Facility as a part of NBA All-Star 2023.
Top high-school-age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe will take part in a wide range of actions, together with anthropometric and athletic testing, motion effectivity, ability improvement stations, capturing and abilities competitions, life abilities seminars and 5-on-5 video games, below the steerage of NBA Basketball Operations employees and choose NBA gamers attending NBA All-Star 2023.
Members of the NBA Coaching Development Program (CDP), which assists former gamers who want to transition into the teaching ranks and additional deepen the pipeline of teaching expertise throughout leagues, may even function BWB Global coaches. Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (New York Knicks Senior Basketball Advisor; Colombia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors President and Vice Chairman; Nigeria) would be the camp administrators.
The closing day will function a single-elimination match culminating with the championship recreation, which shall be adopted by a ceremony to award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the Defensive MVP, and the Three-Point Champion. The campers may even attend the 72nd NBA All-Star Game at Vivint Arena later that day.
Among the 38 former BWB campers on opening-night NBA rosters this season (lively and inactive), 23 participated in BWB Global, together with Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns; Bahamas; BWB Global 2016), RJ Barrett (New York Knicks; Canada; BWB Global 2017), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder; Australia; BWB Global 2020), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder; Canada; BWB Global 2016), Rui Hachimura (Los Angeles Lakers; Japan; BWB Global 2016), Lauri Markkanen (Jazz; Finland; BWB Global 2015), Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers; Canada; BWB Global 2020) and Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB Global 2015).
The camp will function 11 present prospects from NBA Academy, a year-round elite basketball improvement program that gives prime high-school-age athletes from outdoors the U.S. with a holistic strategy to participant improvement and a predictable pathway to maximise their potential. NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia (NBA Global Academy); Delhi National Capital Region, India (NBA Academy India); San Luis Potosí, Mexico (NBA Academy Latin America); and Saly, Senegal (NBA Academy Africa) for prime prospects from their respective nations and continents. To date, greater than 90 NBA Academy members have dedicated to or gone on to attend NCAA Division I faculties within the U.S., and 18 have performed, are taking part in or have signed to play professionally, together with Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans; NBA Global Academy), Giddey (NBA Global Academy), and Mathurin (NBA Academy Latin America).
Nike, a worldwide associate of BWB since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike attire and footwear.
For the primary time, the NBA, WNBA and FIBA will host a separate BWB Global camp for prime high-school-age feminine prospects from outdoors the U.S. in July as a part of AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 in Las Vegas.
BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s international basketball improvement and neighborhood outreach program, has reached greater than 3,900 members from 134 nations and territories since 2001, with 105 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA. The NBA and FIBA have staged 66 BWB camps in 43 cities throughout 31 nations on six continents.
Follow the camp utilizing the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out extra about BWB at BasketballWithoutBorders.com, on Twitter (@NBAAcademyPR) and on Instagram (@NBAAcademy).
The following is an entire listing of gamers taking part within the seventh annual BWB Global camp (rosters are topic to vary):
|Ulrich Kamka Chomche*||Cameroon|
|Thierry Darlan*||Central African Republic|
|Wei Lun Zhao||China|
|Rodrigo Aybar||Dominican Republic|
|Paul Kabenga Mbiya*||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Parby Kabamba Musongela*||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Seifeldin Kaidar Ahmed Youssef Hendawy*||Egypt|
|Jesus Santi Ochoa*||Mexico|
|Dontae Russo-Nance||New Zealand|
|Modou Fall Thiam*||Senegal|
*NBA Academy Prospect
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