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Thursday / December 14.
  • 2016 Stars Jamal Murray, Isaac Humphries to Headline Basketball Without Borders Camp At All-Star Weekend

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    FIBA U17 World Championships - DubaiJamal Murray of Orangeville Prep (Ontario) and Isaac Humphries of La Lumiere (IN) are among the young international stars who will headline the first-ever Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp.

    The camp will be held February 13-15 at Baruch College in Manhattan as part of NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City, and Nike will be the official partner. NBA scouts can attend the event.

    The campers, ages 16-18 and coming from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, will train with select NBA and FIBA players and coaches including Danilo Gallinari (Denver Nuggets; Italy; BWB Europe 2003), Gorgui Dieng (Minnesota Timberwolves; Senegal; BWB Africa 2009), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder; New Zealand), and Tiago Splitter (San Antonio Spurs; Brazil).

    “It’s always an honour to represent my country and to see my generation fulfilling their dreams,” the 6-JAMAL-MURRAY200-12-7foot-5 Murray told Canada Basketball. “I’m looking forward to playing against the best in the world. It’s great to see my dreams become realities and my hard work paying off.”

    Eddie Ekiyor (New Hampton School) and Justin Jackson (Findlay Prep) will also represent Canada at the inaugural event, held February 13-15 at Baruch College in Manhattan as part of NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City.

    Murray, who is considering reclassing to 2015 like his teammate Thon Maker, is being recruited by Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville and Oregon, among others.

    The 7-foot Humphries holds offers from Oregon, Kansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Florida, Illinois and Utah. For more on Humphries, read this. And check back next week for updates from the camp.

    Here’s the full roster

    Country First Name Last Name
    Angola Silvio De Sousa
    Argentina Maximo Fjellerup
    Argentina Ayan Carvalho
    Argentina Agustin Mas Delfino
    Australia Dejan Vasiljevic
    Australia Isaac Humphries
    Australia Thomas Wilson
    Brazil Guilherme Santos
    Brazil Yuri Rodrigues Sena Da Silva
    Canada Jamal Murray
    Canada Justin Jackson
    Canada Eddie Ekiyor
    China Yanhao Zhao
    China Jinqiu Hu
    China Zijie Shen
    Croatia Dragan Bender
    Croatia Lovro Mazalin
    Denmark Jacob Larsen
    France Luc Loubaki
    France Stephane Gombauld
    Germany Niklas Kiel
    Italy Andrea La Torre
    Japan Ryogo Sumino
    Lithuania Martynas Varnas
    Mali Mamadou Diarra
    New Zealand Matthew Freeman
    Nigeria Umar Garba
    Nigeria Agu Ibe Abuchi
    Philippines Jose Go
    Puerto Rico Ivan Gandia
    Puerto Rico KJ Santos
    Senegal Lamine Diane
    Senegal Ibrahima Fall Faye
    Senegal Matar Gueye
    Serbia Nikola Rakicevic
    South Africa Luca Lunneman
    Spain Xabi Lopez
    Spain Santiago Yusta
    Tunisia Achref Gannouni

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.