NBA and FIBA ​​to host Basketball Without Borders in Australia

The Basketball Without Borders camp will travel to Australia in 2022.

The NBA, FIBA ​​and Basketball Australia have jointly announced that Australia will host the camp from August 7-10.

This is the first time since 2016 (Melbourne) that the camp has been held in Australia and the first time since 2019 (Japan) that a country in the Asia-Pacific region has hosted the event.

The camp is set to be held at the NBA Global Academy, the league’s elite basketball training facility at BA’s Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

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“We are thrilled to bring the 12e edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia in Australia as part of our commitment to grow the game in the Asia-Pacific region,” said NBA Vice President, Head of International Basketball Development Troy Justice. “There are so many talented young players in the region, and we look forward to welcoming them to the NBA Global Academy and helping them continue to develop as players and leaders.”

The NBA Global Academy has produced talents such as Josh Giddey and, most recently, Dyson Daniels, the No. 8 overall pick in this year’s draft.

A record 41 former BWB campers were among the 121 international players on the opening night rosters, including Giddey (BWB Asia 2018 and BWB Global 2020), Josh Green (BWB Global 2018) and Rui Hachimura (BWB), 2020 All-Rookie Second Team Member. 2016 Worlds).

“The NBA Academy was huge for me, it was my first real development that I had, coming out of Australia,” Daniels said before being drafted.

On Monday, August 8, BWB Asia will also host an NBA Cares Youth Clinic for 60 boys and girls from Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA), a non-profit organization founded by Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills that provides pathways for Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. young people playing basketball.

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