NBA players Allen, Green, Johnson and White to coach Asia-Pacific’s top prospects at Basketball Without

Canberra, Aug 7 (IANS): NBA players Jarrett Allen of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Josh Green of the Dallas Mavericks, Cameron Johnson of the Phoenix Suns and Coby White of the Chicago Bulls will travel to Canberra, Australia to coach more than 60 of the best boys and girls from over 15 Asian countries. -Pacific for the 12th Asian camp of Basketball Without Borders (BWB).

The camp, which started on Sunday, will continue until Wednesday at the NBA Global Academy, the league’s elite basketball training facility at Basketball Australia’s Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport. .

The BWB Asia 2022 camp will mark the first time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Asia Pacific since 2019 in Japan and the first in Australia since 2016 in Melbourne.

The camp will bring together the best male and female players aged 18 and under from across Asia-Pacific to compete alongside their peers from across the region and learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA players and coaches. and FIBA.

NBA assistant coaches Damian Cotter (Bulls), David Akinyooye (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Eric Glass (Miami Heat), New York Knicks international scout and Serbia men’s national team assistant coach Adam Tatalovich, former Australian WNBA players Kristi Harrower and Annie La Fleur, former Australian Women’s National Team player Jenni Screen will also coach BWB Asia.

Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches, Australia) will be the Camp Director, while Dan Shimensky (Denver Nuggets, USA) will be the Camp Athletic Coach.

Players and coaches will guide campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games and development sessions life and leadership skills.

A ceremony on the last day of the camp will award the 2022 BWB Asia MVP, Defensive MVP, Three-Point Champion and Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award to boys and girls who excel on the field and as leaders.

The NBA and FIBA ​​have hosted 64 BWB camps in 30 countries since the program launched in 2001. BWB has reached more than 3,800 participants from 133 countries and territories, with 105 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA.

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