High worldwide prospects to journey to Salt Lake Metropolis for seventh annual Basketball With out Borders International Camp

Former Basketball With out Borders campers within the NBA (Credit score: NBA)

NEW YORK AND MIES, SWITZERLAND, Feb. 9, 2023 –The Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (NBA) and the Worldwide Basketball Federation (FIBA) right now introduced the highest 40 male prospects from 27 international locations who will journey to Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah for the seventh annual Basketball With out Borders (BWB) International camp, which will likely be held Friday, Feb. 17 – Sunday, Feb. 19 on the Utah Jazz Follow Facility as a part of NBA All-Star 2023.

High 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, taking pictures and expertise competitions, life expertise seminars and 5-on-5 video games, beneath the steering of NBA Basketball Operations workers and choose NBA gamers attending NBA All-Star 2023.

Members of the NBA Teaching Growth Program (CDP), which assists former gamers who want to transition into the teaching ranks and additional deepen the pipeline of teaching expertise throughout leagues, will even function BWB International coaches.  Patrick Hunt (President of the World Affiliation 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 ultimate day will characteristic a single-elimination match culminating with the championship sport, which will likely be adopted by a ceremony to award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the Defensive MVP, and the Three-Level Champion.  The campers will even attend the 72nd NBA All-Star Recreation at Vivint Area later that day.  

Among the many 38 former BWB campers on opening-night NBA rosters this season (energetic and inactive), 23 participated in BWB International, together with Deandre Ayton (Phoenix Suns; Bahamas; BWB International 2016), RJ Barrett (New York Knicks; Canada; BWB International 2017), Josh Giddey (Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder; Australia; BWB International 2020), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Thunder; Canada; BWB International 2016), Rui Hachimura (Los Angeles Lakers; Japan; BWB International 2016), Lauri Markkanen (Jazz; Finland; BWB International 2015), Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers; Canada; BWB International 2020) and Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB International 2015).

The camp will characteristic 11 present prospects from NBA Academy, a year-round elite basketball improvement program that gives high high-school-age athletes from outdoors the U.S. with a holistic method to participant improvement and a predictable pathway to maximise their potential.  NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia (NBA International Academy); Delhi Nationwide Capital Area, India (NBA Academy India); San Luis Potosí, Mexico (NBA Academy Latin America); and Saly, Senegal (NBA Academy Africa) for high prospects from their respective international locations and continents.  So far, greater than 90 NBA Academy individuals 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 International Academy), Giddey (NBA International Academy), and Mathurin (NBA Academy Latin America).

Nike, a worldwide accomplice 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 International camp for high 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 group outreach program, has reached greater than 3,900 individuals from 134 international locations 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 international locations on six continents.

Observe the camp utilizing the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Fb, Twitter and Instagram.  Discover out extra about BWB at BasketballWithoutBorders.com, on Twitter (@NBAAcademyPR) and on Instagram (@NBAAcademy).

The next is an entire listing of gamers collaborating within the seventh annual BWB International camp (rosters are topic to alter):

Identify Nation/Area
Dylan Bordon Argentina
Juan Respaud Argentina
Klairus Amir Australia
Eduardo Klafke* Brazil
Samis Calderon* Brazil
Ulrich Kamka Chomche* Cameroon
Christian Nitu Canada
Hudson Ward Canada
Felix Kossaras Canada
Thierry Darlan* Central African Republic
Junjie Wang* China
Qingfang Pang China
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
Miro Little Finland
Ilane Fibleuil France
Pacome Dadiet France
Killian Malwaya France
Tidjane Salaun France
Alexandros Samodurov Greece
Ibrahim Souare Guinea
Mohammad Amini Iran
Taiga Okada Japan
Karim Rtail Lebanon
Matas Buzelis Lithuania
Motiejus Krivas Lithuania
Mathias M’Madi Madagascar
Jesus Santi Ochoa* Mexico
Dontae Russo-Nance New Zealand
Churchill Abass* Nigeria
Ruben Prey Portugal
Ousmane N’Diaye Senegal
Modou Fall Thiam* Senegal
Bogoljub Markovic Serbia
Nikola Subject Serbia
Aday Mara Spain
Elliot Cadeau Sweden

*NBA Academy Prospect