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NBA, FIBA announce players for BWB global camp

NEWS
79   //    08 Feb 2018, 20:33 IST

New York, Feb 8 (PTI) The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 65 boys and girls from 36 countries who will travel to Los Angeles for the fourth annual Basketball Without Borders global Camp.

The camp will be held from February 16 to 18 at the Los Angeles Lakers' practice facility as part of NBA All-Star 2018, and Nike will serve as the official partner.

Five-time NBA All-Star Al Horford (Boston Celtics; Dominican Republic) and 2018 NBA All-Star Goran Dragic (Miami Heat; Slovenia), along with Domantas Sabonis (Indiana Pacers; Lithuania), Timofey Mozgov (Brooklyn Nets; Russia) and Sam Dekker (LA Clippers; U.S.), will coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.

For the first time in BWB history, the camp will feature nine current prospects from NBA Academies, the league's network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S.

Since October 2016, NBA Academies have been launched in Canberra, Australia; Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Mexico City, Mexico; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; and Thies, Senegal.

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

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