Check out the full recap of this past Summer’s 2015 “Basketball without Borders” Camp in Dominican Republic. We’re giving you an all-access pass as Dominican-American NBA player, Charlie Villanueva, of the Dallas Mavericks joins a contingent of players and coaches in his home country.
– ACTIVE NBA PLAYERS –
Al Horford (Atlanta Hawks; Dominican Republic),
Charlie Villanueva (Dallas Mavericks; U.S.; parents from Dominican Republic)
Corey Brewer (Houston Rockets; U.S.)
Luc Mbah a Moute (most recently with the Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon)
– FORMER NBA PLAYERS –
Felipe Lopez (former Dominican Republic National Team)
Francisco Garcia (Dominican Republic National Team)
Tito Horford (Dominican Republic)
– NBA CAMP COACHES / STAFF –
Melvin Hunt (Dallas Mavericks)
Brett Gunning (Houston Rockets)
Darvin Ham (Atlanta Hawks)
Nick U’ren (Golden State Warriors)
Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches)
Gersson Rosas (Houston Rockets)
Kevin Johnson (Philadelphia 76ers)
Oliveira (Brooklyn Nets)
Matt Friia (Charlotte Hornets)
As part of BWB Americas 2015, the top players from around the world born in 1998 will have the opportunity to learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends, and coaches and to compete against the best players from North and South America.
BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 2,400 campers from more than 125 countries and territories since 2001, with 37 campers drafted into the NBA. Twenty-two former BWB campers were on NBA rosters during the 2014-15 regular season, including 2015 NBA All-Star Marc Gasol.
In addition to working with the campers on the court, NBA and FIBA players and coaches will lead community outreach programs through NBA Cares, the league’s global social responsibility program. NBA Cares will refurbish two basketball courts in Santo Domingo at Club El Almirante, which is home to more than 200 youth. Along with Al Horford and his family, NBA and FIBA coaches will join volunteers at Centro Olimpico and Club El Almirante to host Jr. NBA clinics for local children, teaching the values of the game such as teamwork, leadership, respect and healthy living.
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About the NBA:
The NBA is the premier professional basketball league in the United States and Canada. The league is truly global, with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, as well as NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featuring a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories. For the 2014-15 season, each of the league’s 30 teams will play 82 regular-season games, followed by a postseason for those that qualify.
NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program has impacted more than 2,400 campers from 125 countries and territories
For more information, as well as all the latest NBA news and highlights, log onto the league’s official website at http://www.NBA.com