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Top international prospects to participate in eighth annual Basketball Without Borders Global camp for men during NBA All-Star 2024

Top international prospects to participate in eighth annual Basketball Without Borders Global camp for men during NBA All-Star 2024

NEW YORK/ MIES (USA/Switzerland) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced that the eighth annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp for men will be held from February 16 to 18 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, Europe and Oceania 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 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; BWB Global 2020) and Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets; Canada; BWB Global 2015).

BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 4,300 participants from 140 countries and territories since 2001, with 113 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA. The NBA and FIBA have staged 72 BWB camps in 48 cities across 33 countries on six continents.

With more than 20 campers already having taken part in a FIBA event, the men’s BWB global camp will have Roman Siulepa (Australia), Jacob Ray Furphy (Australia), Danny Jordan Carbuccia (Dominican Republic), Chouaybou Keita (Mali), Ladji Coulibaly (Mali), Julius Halaifonua (New Zealand) who all took part in the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2022, and Jaion Justin Pitt (Canada) who played at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2023.  

The following is a complete list of players participating in the eighth annual BWB Global camp for men (rosters are subject to change):

Aginaldo Neto, Angola
Luke Fennell, Australia
Jacob Furphy, Australia
Roman Siulepa, Australia
Gabriel Ferreira Guedes de Souza, Brazil
Enrico Vicentini Borio, Brazil
Aleksandar Gavalyugov, Bulgaria
Spencer Ahrens, Canada
Efeosa Oliogu, Canada
Jaion Pitt, Canada
William Riley, Canada
Danny Carbuccia, Dominican Republic
Alexander Constanza, Dominican Republic
Noah Badibanga, France
Mohamed Diakite, France
Noa Essengue, France
Nolan Traore, France
Christian Anderson, Germany
Jack Kayil, Germany
Neoklis Avdalas, Greece
Shon Abaev, Israel
Ben Saraf, Israel
Riku Segawa, Japan
Kasparas Jakucionis, Lithuania
Mantas Juzenas, Lithuania
Ladji Coulibaly, Mali
Mahamadoun Tiefing Diawara, Mali
Chouaybou Keita, Mali
Abdramane Siby, Mali
David Mirkovic, Montenegro
Julius Halaifonua, New Zealand
Apl Mcandrei Gemao, Philippines
Alejandro Aviles Valentin, Puerto Rico
Hamad Mousa, Qatar
Assane Mandian, Senegal
Mouhamadou Moustapha Thiam, Senegal
Savo Drezgic, Serbia
Khaman Maluach, South Sudan
Iker Garmendia Garcia, Spain

BWB Global 2024 will be supported by Nike, a global partner of BWB since 2002, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

Follow the camp using the hashtag #BWBGlobal on Facebook, Instagram and X.  Find out more about BWB at here


About FIBA 
FIBA (fiba.basketball) – the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

For further information about FIBA, visit fiba.basketball or follow FIBA on facebook.com/fibatwitter.com/fiba,  instagram.com/fiba and youtube.com/fiba.

About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues:  the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.