By Eurohoops Team/ email@example.com
Top international prospects, including 15 from Europe, are heading to Indianapolis during the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.
The eighth annual Basketball Without Borders Global camp taking place from February 16 to 18 will be part of the All-Star events, as announced by the NBA and FIBA on Friday.
Per the press release:
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced that the eighth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp will be held Friday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Mojo Up Sports Complex as part of NBA All-Star 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The camp, which will be open to NBA team personnel, will bring together 40 of the top high-school-age prospects from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe to participate in athletic testing, movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, life skills seminars and 5-on-5 games under the guidance of current and former NBA and WNBA players, legends and coaches, including Joakim Noah and Detlef Schrempf.
Several members of the NBA Coaching Development Program (CDP), which assists former players who are looking to transition into the coaching ranks and further deepen the pipeline of coaching talent across leagues, will also serve as BWB Global 2024 coaches, including four-time WNBA champion Cynthia Cooper, former NBA players Joey Dorsey and Flip Murray, former NBA G League player Wayne Blackshear, and Seattle Storm assistant coach and former WNBA player Ebony Hoffman.
A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the Three-Point Champion, the Defensive MVP and the Playoff MVP to the campers who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders. The campers will attend the 73rd NBA All-Star Game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse later that day.
Among the 41 former BWB campers on opening-night NBA rosters this season (active and inactive), 29 participated in BWB Global, including 2024 NBA All-Star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Oklahoma City Thunder; Canada; BWB Global 2016), Deandre Ayton (Portland Trail Blazers; Bahamas; BWB Global 2016), RJ Barrett (Toronto Raptors; Canada; BWB Global 2017), Rui Hachimura (Los Angeles Lakers; Japan; BWB Global 2016), Lauri Markkanen (Utah Jazz; Finland; BWB Global 2015), Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers; Canada; ties to Haiti; BWB Global 2020) and Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB Global 2015).
The following is a complete list of players participating in the eighth annual BWB Global camp (rosters are subject to change):
|Enrico Vicentini Borio
|Mahamadoun Tiefing Diawara
|Apl Mcandrei Andy Gemao
|Alejandro Aviles Valentin
|Mouhamadou Moustapha Thiam
|Iker Garmendia Garcia
Photo Credit: EuroleagueBasketball.net