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Sunday / August 20.
  • Pelicans’ Diallo, Knicks’ Holiday, Bucks’ Maker, Nuggets’ Mudiay to Coach at Basketball Without Borders Camp

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    The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced the top 67 boys and girls from 32 countries and territories who will travel to New Orleans for the third annual Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp.  The camp will be held Feb. 17-19 at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility as part of NBA All-Star 2017, and Nike will serve as the official partner.

    NBA and FIBA players and coaches, including Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Wayne Ellington (Miami Heat; U.S.), Justin Holiday (New York Knicks; U.S.), Meyers Leonard (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks; South Sudan; BWB Americas 2015/BWB Global 2016) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of the Congo), will coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

    Diallo, Ellington, Holiday, Leonard, Maker and Mudiay will be joined by former NBA player Adonal Foyle (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), former WNBA players Rushia Brown (U.S.), Ebony Hoffman (U.S.) and Ruth Riley (U.S.), as well as select players from the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge.

    “The Basketball without Borders Global Camp is a great opportunity for the top male and female prospects from around the world to compete against one another, learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, and experience the excitement of NBA All-Star,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek.  “The Basketball without Borders program was founded on the belief that basketball brings young players from different backgrounds together and transcends cultural boundaries.”

    Current NBA assistant coaches Joe Connelly (Denver Nuggets), Jay Hernandez (Orlando Magic) and Fred Vinson (New Orleans Pelicans), along with Brooklyn Nets scout and NBA D-League Assistant GM Matt Riccardi, will also serve as BWB Global coaches.  Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (Houston Rockets; Colombia), Marin Sedlacek (Philadelphia 76ers; Serbia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors; Nigeria) will serve as camp directors.  Former NBA trainer Wally Blase (U.S.) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer.

    Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities on and off the court, including movement efficiency, positional skill development, shooting and skills competitions, 5-on-5 games, and daily life skills seminars focusing on health, leadership and communication.  One boy and one girl will be named BWB Global Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the three-day camp.

    The campers will attend the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and the 66th NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center.

     

     

    The following is a complete list of players participating in the third annual BWB Global Camp:

     

     

    GIRLS ROSTER:

    Last Name

    First Name

    Country

    Dongua

    Geovana

    Angola

    Armato

    Claudia

    Australia

    Epperson

    Britney

    Australia

    D’Angelo

    Chelsea

    Australia

    Gould

    Cassidy

    Australia

    Lorde

    Tower

    Barbados

    Brcaninovic

    Melisa

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Ugwu

    Obalunanma

    Brazil

    Pickering

    Mahkayla

    British Virgin Islands

    Fahie

    Shaliqua

    British Virgin Islands

    Makolo

    Roxane

    Canada

    Brown

    Hailey

    Canada

    Pellington

    Shaina

    Canada

    Tang

    Zigi

    China

    Wang

    Leyi

    China

    Kuier

    Awak

    Finland

    Lathinen

    Lotta-Maj

    Finland

    Bejedi

    Sara

    Finland

    Prabhakara

    Priyanka

    India

    Gulbe

    Aleksa

    Latvia

    Coulibaly

    Aissatou

    Mali

    Payan

    Sofia

    Mexico

    Pinto

    Chanaya

    Mozambique

    Sarr

    Khadidiatou Bigue

    Senegal

    Hermosa

    Nerea

    Spain

    Sahnan

    Monique

    United Kingdom

     

    BOYS ROSTER:

    Last Name

    First Name

    Country

    De Sousa

    Silvio

    Angola

    Buiamba

    Glofate

    Angola

    Caffaro

    Francisco

    Argentina

    Lopez

    Lautaro Tomás

    Argentina

    Froling

    Samson

    Australia

    Epperson

    Jacob

    Australia

    Dalton

    Callum

    Australia

    Tchamwa Tchatchoua

    Jonathan

    Cameroon

    Barrett

    R.J.

    Canada

    Shittu

    Simi

    Canada

    Dort

    Luguentz

    Canada

    Kirkwood

    Noah

    Canada

    Akot

    Emmanuel

    Canada

    Brazdeikis

    Ignas

    Canada

    Nembhard

    Andrew

    Canada

    Zhang

    Kevin

    China

    Wang

    Junjie

    China

    Sun

    Haofeng

    China

    Mwamba

    Patrick

    Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Raafat

    Tarek

    Egypt

    Waxlax

    Ricky

    Finland

    Mamukelashvili

    Sandro

    Georgia

    Bonga

    Isaac

    Germany

    Herkenhoff

    Philipp

    Germany

    Verma

    Aashay

    India

    Doumbia

    Souleymane

    Ivory Coast

    Velicka

    Arnas

    Lithuania

    Coulibaly

    Abdoul Karim

    Mali

    Keita

    Blaise

    Mali

    Sissoko

    Moulaye Mamadou

    Mali

    Samuel

    Taane

    New Zealand

    Clinton

    Quinn

    New Zealand

    Bassey

    Charles

    Nigeria

    Sjolund

    Kristian

    Norway

    Faye

    Cheikh

    Senegal

    Marjanovic

    Andrija

    Serbia

    Koprivica

    Balsa

    Serbia

    Yang

    Jae-Min

    South Korea

    Martinez

    Sergi

    Spain

    Brewer

    Remy

    Trinidad

    Marnaoui

    Oussama

    Tunisia

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.