Basketball Without Borders tips off in Israel

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The NBA/FIBA Basketball without Borders Camp tipped off today in Tel Aviv, Israel, bringing together the top 62 boys and girls ages 17 and younger from 22 countries. 

Campers will be coached by current and former NBA and FIBA players. The players:

Jerryd Bayless (Philadelphia 76ers), Omri Casspi (Golden State Warriors; Israel), Sam Dekker (LA Clippers), Gal Mekel (Gran Canaria; Israel) and Norman Powell (Toronto Raptors), former NBA player and FIBA legend Anthony Parker, former WNBA player and Israeli National Women’s team member Shay Doron (Maccabi Ashdod; Israel), FIBA legend and former Israeli National Women’s team member Liron Cohen, and San Antonio Spurs legend and 2013 FIBA Hall of Fame inductee David Robinson.

Multiple NBA and FIBA executives are also there to serve in a variety of roles. Among that group: Current and former NBA, FIBA and USA Basketball coaches Ron Adams (Warriors), Johnnie Bryant (Utah Jazz), Dan Burke (Indiana Pacers), Kurt Rambis (New York Knicks) and Don Showalter (USAB).

Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia) and Marin Sedlacek (76ers; Serbia) will be the camp directors, with Regev Fanan (Maccabi Tel Aviv) serving as the camp’s athletic trainer.

Other notable names involved with the camp:

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman, Spurs GM R.C. Buford, Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly, Raptors senior basketball advisor Wayne Embry, Sixers vice president of player personnel Marc Eversley, Heat assistant GM Adam Simon and Raptors president Masai Ujiri.

Per the NBA: “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 Europe Camp MVPs at the conclusion of the camp.”

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