TEN CANADIANS SELECTED FOR 2017 BASKETBALL WITHOUT BORDERS GLOBAL CAMP
TORONTO, ON - February 7, 2017 - The NBA and FIBA have announced the campers and coaches for the 2017 Basketball Without Borders Global Camp, to be held this upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the women's camp, Canada will be represented by Hailey Brown, Roxane Makolo, and Shaina Pellington. On the men's side, Canada will send Emmanuel Akot, R.J. Barrett, Ignas Brazdeikis, Luguentz Dort, Noah Kirkwood, Andrew Nembhard, and Simi Shittu.
The camp will be held Feb. 17-19 at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility as part of NBA All-Star 2017, with Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri serving as Camp Director. 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 Global Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the three-day camp.
Canada will send ten participants to the camp this year, more than any other country. These ten Canadians join past Basketball Without Borders Global Camp participants Eddie Ekiyor, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Justin Jackson, Abu Kigab, Anthony Longpre, Jamal Murray, and Lindell Wigginton.