Australians set to feature prominently at NBA Global Camp

Tamuri Wigness & Luke Travers | Credit: FIBA

The 2018 NBA Global Camp in Treviso, Italy that runs from June 2-5 will see a record number of Australians taking part.

A team of 11 from the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence and up to 7 more players from down under in the NBA Global Academy are set to participate, including the exciting talent of US-based Josh Green. Initially William McDowell-White was also expected to attend, but given the NBA interest he has been shown, he remains in the USA undertaking pre-draft workouts.

The BA Centre of Excellence along with the Australian-based NBA Global Academy will undertake a series of scrimmages against some of the best elite basketball training centres for the most promising talent from across the globe.

The camp will also feature a series of scrimmages among prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s network of elite basketball training centers around the world. Since October 2016, in addition to the NBA Academy in Canberra, others have been launched in Jinan, Urumqi and Zhuji, China; Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India; Mexico City, Mexico; and Thies, Senegal.

Basketball Australia’s Centre of Excellence boast a roster brimming with international playing experience despite their youth, with the majority of the side featuring in Australia’s silver medal run at the 2018 Albert Schweitzer Tournament.  After earning selection to the All-Star Five at the event held in Mannheim, Germany, Callum Dalton returns and will once again be joined by fellow Queenslanders Sam Froling and Aiden Krause. In fact Australia boast 7 players from that silver medal winning team, including standout Alex Ducas, Isaiah Lee, Hunter Goodrick and Kyle Bowen. Joining them is Daniel Grida who has been averaging 16.4 points per game in the SEABL, Taran Armstrong, Josh Kunen and 2018 FIBA Asia U16 gold medalist Luke Travers.

For the NBA Global Academy, Travers’ gold medal winning team mates will feature, including standouts Tamuri Wigness, Wani Swaka Lo Bukuk and Hunter Clarke. The explosive Josh Green, who is high on the radar of NBA scouts, will also link with the team which is rounded out by Anyang Garang, Josh Bannen and Kane Waters.

The Global Camp is yet another opportunity for Australia’s rising stars to showcase their talents in front of a global audience and NBA scouts.

Select portions of the camp will be live-streamed on the NBA’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/NBA and NBAGlobalCamp.com.

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