India’s Basketball Without Borders Asia 2018 features 8 Australians

Basketball Without Borders Asia 2016 Group Photo
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The NBA recently announced the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries, who are participating in the 10th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia.

BWB Asia 2018 will be held from 30 May to 2 Jun 2018 at The NBA Academy India, in Delhi National Capital Region.

Coaches will include NBA players like Corey Brewer (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kelly Olynyk (Miami Heat), Dwight Powell (Dallas Mavericks), Caris LeVert (Brooklyn Nets), WNBA’s Ruth Riley, and ex-WNBA player Ebony Hoffan.

Current NBA assistant coaches Bret Brielmaier (Brooklyn Nets), Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks), Ryan Saunders (Minnesota Timberwolves), and Mike Wells (Utah Jazz) will also serve as BWB Asia 2018 coaches.  Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) will be the camp director.  Casey Smith (Mavericks) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainer.

BWB Asia 2018 will feature two current prospects from NBA Academies, the league’s signature elite player development initiative that consists of a network of elite basketball training centers around the world for top male and female prospects from outside the U.S, including one in Canberra, Australia.

BWB Asia 2018 campers include eight Australians: Paige Price, Lauren Wise, Indiah Bowyer, Clancy Joseph Lurey Bird, Joshua James Giddey, Daniel Foster, Lachlan Joseph Bofinger, and Kian Jamie Dennis.

New Zealand campers include Taine Murray, Samuel Jenkins, Ezekiel Stallworth and Mac Stodart.

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 Asia 2018 MVPs at the conclusion of the four-day camp.

Additional BWB camps in Serbia and South Africa for 2018 will be announced at a later date.

Follow Basketball Without Borders using the hashtag #BWBAsia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Find out more about NBA Academies at nbaacademy.nba.com and on Instagram (nbaacademy).

(Media release courtesy NBA.)

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