Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington will join several NBA players and coaches at the third annual Basketball without Borders (BWB) Global Camp as part of NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans.
In association with the NBA and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as well as Nike, the top 67 boys and girls from 32 countries and territories will participate in the camp, which will be held Feb. 17-19 at the New Orleans Pelicans’ practice facility.
“The Basketball without Borders Global Camp is a great opportunity for the top male and female prospects from around the world to compete against one another, learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, and experience the excitement of NBA All-Star,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek. “The Basketball without Borders program was founded on the belief that basketball brings young players from different backgrounds together and transcends cultural boundaries.”
Along with Ellington, the NBA and FIBA players and coaches taking part in the camp include Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali), Justin Holiday (New York Knicks; U.S.), Meyers Leonard (Portland Trail Blazers; U.S.), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks; South Sudan; BWB Americas 2015/BWB Global 2016) and Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of the Congo). Maker himself was a BWB camper in 2015, joining 22 other former participants who were on an NBA opening-night roster this season.
Former NBA player Adonal Foyle (St. Vincent and the Grenadines), former WNBA players Rushia Brown (U.S.), Ebony Hoffman (U.S.) and Ruth Riley (U.S.), as well as select players from the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge will also help coach the top high school age campers from Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe.
The NBA and FIBA have held 46 BWB camps in 27 cities across 23 countries on six continents since 2001.