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Bam Adebayo, Darius Garland, Jonathan Kuminga and Jalen Suggs among the BWB Africa 2023 coaches

Bam Adebayo, Darius Garland, Jonathan Kuminga and Jalen Suggs among the BWB Africa 2023 coaches

Cavs star Darius Garland is 1 of 4 current NBA players who will serve as a coach for Basketball Without Borders Africa 2023.

JOHANNESBURG – The Basketball Federation and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced 80 of the top high school age spectators from across Africa who will participate in the 19th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa, which will be held from 28-31 July at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) in South Africa.

BWB Africa 2023 will bring together 80 boys and girls from more than 25 African countries – including 19 NBA Academy Africa and NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa 2022 prospects – to learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA ​​players, legends and coaches and compete alongside their peers from across the continent. Campers will be coached by two-time NBA star Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat; United States; ties to Nigeria), 2022 NBA All-Star Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers; United States), 2022 NBA Champion Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State Warriors; Republic of Magic of the Congo) (Orlando Suggs; United States).

Five current and former NBA head coaches will also serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches: Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff; two-time NBA Coach of the Year, Head Coach of the Nigeria Men’s National Team and Sacramento Kings Head Coach Mike Brown; 2018 NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey (most recently with the Detroit Pistons); Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham; and veteran NBA coach Dave Joerger (most recently with the Philadelphia 76ers).

Several former NBA and WNBA players will also serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches, including 2015 FIBA ​​AfroBasket Champion Olumide Oyedeji (Nigeria), 2011 NBA Champion Ian Mahinmi (France; associated with Benin), former NBA player and Basketball Africa League Head of League Operations RubeneoS (NBA league player, Fallene-BogalS player of Nigeria, 2011). ), 2003 WNBA champion Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), two-time WNBA champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin, four-time WNBA champion Sheryl Swoopes and Mozambican basketball legend Clarisse Machanguana. Toronto Raptors Vice Chairman, Team President and NBA Vice President, Masai Ujiri; David Griffin, Director of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans; and Mike Schmitz, assistant general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, will serve as camp directors, while David Crewe and Frank Adams (Phoenix Suns) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainers.

Players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities, including movement drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games and life skills and leadership development sessions. A ceremony on the final day of camp will award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the BJ Johnson Most Improved Player Award, the Three-Point Champion and the defending MVP to boys and girls who stand out on the court and as leaders.

As part of the camp, NBA players and coaches will also participate in several community initiatives around Johannesburg, including a hospital visit and Her Time to Play seminar for the female campers on July 28 and a court unveiling in Alexandra Township on Saturday, July 29. In addition, BWB Africa 2023 coaches will lead a local coach development workshop at the AISJ in July.

Also on July 29, select NBA players will visit the NBA Store at Sandton City Mall in Johannesburg and interact with fans.

BWB Africa 2023 will be supported by Nike, BWB’s global partner since 2002, who will equip participants with Nike clothing and shoes, and Gatorade, who will keep players and coaches hydrated in the camp.

The BWB has reached more than 4,100 participants from 136 countries and territories since 2001, with 112 former campers moving on to the NBA or WNBA. The NBA and FIBA ​​have held 70 BWB camps in 47 cities in 32 countries on six continents.

The following is the full list of players participating in the 19th BWB Africa Camp (lists subject to change):

Girl’s name Country Ines Bellahmer Algeria Filomena Luis Angola Guigma Sadia Burkina Faso Gisele Kipo* Cameroon Hannah Dibadjou Cameroon Salma Khedr* Egypt Leila El Sanadily Egypt Aisha Hassan Egypt Lucie Mounganga Gabon Fatoumata Sylla Guinea Roseline Roseline Ooko Kenya Harena Randason F Madagas Kenya Harena R Madaga R Madagas kotonanahary Madagascar Fatoumata Samake* Mali Oumou Soumare Mali Aya El Kallali* Morocco Albertina Ma tsinhe* Mozambique Bata Lurdes* Mozambique Shanaya Matusse* Mozambique Joy Biribebe Nigeria Benitha Ngarambe Rwanda Jane Dusabe Rwanda Svanegalo Di Svana Fatóu Di Svana Fatóú Di Svana Feather Senegal Sheriffa Rahman Sierra Leone Onnetse Molokwame South Africa Luhle Ndaba South Africa Reneilwe Motebele South Africa Susan Peter South Sudan Asunta Ring South Sudan Nawasa Tanzania Lazaro Ibouanga Mousso unda Togo Arwa Ghorbel* Tunisia Eya Nasri Tunisia Afef Bengoula Tunisia Uong Christine Umma I Namylo

* Participated in NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa 2022

Boy’s name Country Aginaldo Neto* Angola Manuel Camboma* Angola Inacio Anatoli Da Silva Angola Claudino Capangaa Angola Sansao Wika Angola Philippe Ntungicimpaye Burundi Arnold Eyadi Kenfack Cameroon Hermann Bel Gassina Cameroon Chris Naguidebe Central African Republic Con Cha Tahir Doung’i Egypt Cha Côrek d’ Nedy Khan Tahir Doungous Egypt ale Egypt Karim El Gizawi Egypt Hugrekki Agbekpornu Ghana Kiggundu Austin Omondi Kenya Chouhaybou Keita Mali Mahamadou Konate Mali Hamza Bechchar Morocco Bolaji Oderinlo Nigeria Sultan Baruwa Nigeria Ibrahim Dan-Mutum Nigeria Jonah Precious Nigeria Ezekiel Obe* N Nigeria M Assim Congo Sil Juboa Republic M Assim Congo Sil Jugoene Republic ane Mandian* Senegal Yakhya Diop* Senegal Amar Diop* Senegal Mouhamed Camara Senegal Siyanda Radebe South Africa Gilchrist Storm South Africa Khaman Maluach* South -Sudan Moses Marial Mandiria South Sudan Bol Wieu Mou Thet South Sudan Lual Deng Lual Aguek South Sudan Rayen Rouissi Tunisia Amen Hammimbabve Tunisia Liberty

* Watch NBA Academy Africa