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NBA Africa, FIBA and the Egyptian Basketball Federation today announced 64 of the top boys and girls from 26 African countries who will participate in the 18th BWB Africa camp

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CAIRO, Egypt, August 25, 2022/ — A Record-Tying Five NBA (www.NBA.com) Head Coaches Headline 18th Edition of BWB Africa; First BWB Africa Camp in Egypt Will be Held Aug. 28-31 in Cairo for 64 of the Top Boys and Girls from Across the Continent. (Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa Vignette) (Credit: NBAE) (BWB Africa 2019 Group Photo) (Credit: NBAE)

NBA Africa, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Egyptian Basketball Federation today announced 64 of the top boys and girls from 26 African countries who will participate in the 18th Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa camp from Sunday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex in Cairo, Egypt.  The camp will mark the first time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Egypt and the first time on the continent since 2019 in Senegal.

BWB Africa 2022 will bring together more than 60 of the top male and female players ages 18 and under from across Africa, including 14 NBA Academy Africa prospects and six NBA Academy Africa Women’s Program participants, to learn directly from current and former NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches and compete alongside the best young players on the continent.  The campers and coaches will also take part in life skills, leadership development and community service programming.

The campers will be coached by NBA players Udoka Azubuike (Utah Jazz; Nigeria), Mo Bamba (Orlando Magic; U.S.; ties to Ivory Coast), 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon (U.S.; Boston Celtics) and Grant Williams (U.S.; Celtics), as well as NBA Global Ambassador and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

Joining the NBA players and legends will be nine-time NBA champion and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, 2004 NBA champion and Portland Trail Blazers head coach Chauncey Billups, two-time NBA champion and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Willie Green, Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. and Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch, tying for the most NBA head coaches to participate in a single BWB camp.  Milwaukee Bucks associate head coach Charles Lee and Charlotte Hornets associate head athletic trainer Quinton Sawyer will also coach at the camp.

Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri (Nigeria), Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager Mike Gansey, Los Angeles Clippers scout Lance Blanks, and World Association of Basketball Coaches President and FIBA Technical Commission Chair Patrick Hunt (Australia) will serve as camp directors.

Players and coaches will lead campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games, and life skills and leadership development sessions.  Players and coaches will also host a unified Jr. NBA clinic for 100 boys and girls at Hassan Mostafa Indoor Sports Complex on Monday, Aug. 29, in collaboration with Special Olympics.

A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the BWB Africa 2022 MVP, Defensive MVP, Three-Point Champion and Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award to the boys and girls who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders.

A record 41 former BWB campers were among the record 121 international players on 2021-22 NBA opening-night rosters, including Gorgui Dieng (San Antonio Spurs; Senegal; BWB Africa 2009), five-time NBA All-Star Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2011) and NBA champion Pascal Siakam (Toronto Raptors; Cameroon; BWB Africa 2012).

The NBA and FIBA have hosted 65 BWB camps in 30 countries since the program’s launch in 2001.  BWB has reached more than 3,800 participants from 134 countries and territories, with 105 former campers having advanced to the NBA or WNBA.

BWB Africa 2022 will be supported by Nike, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

Fans in Africa can follow NBA Africa on Facebook (https://bit.ly/3dVUlum), (https://bit.ly/3Csm8wZ) and Instagram (https://bit.ly/3AlXtaG), and follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAfrica.

The following is a complete list of players participating in BWB Africa 2022 (rosters subject to change):

GIRLS ROSTER

First Name
 
Last Name
 
Country
 
Khadijah
 
Tungo
 
Angola
 
Batchaya Djofang
 
Audrey
 
Cameroon
 
Nouague
 
Leslie Catherine
 
Cameroon
 
Jana
 
Sallman*
 
Egypt
 
Jana
 
Elalfy*
 
Egypt
 
Hana
 
Abdelaal
 
Egypt
 
Jescika
 
Mavioga
 
Gabon
 
Nafissatou
 
Diak
 
Guinea
 
Soumah
 
Nana John
 
Guinea
 
Adahe
 
Assoniamble Germaine
 
Ivory Coast
 
Adidjata
 
Traore
 
Ivory Coast
 
Sangare
 
Marianne
 
Ivory Coast
 
Mariam Ibrahim
 
Sarr
 
Mali
 
Alimata
 
Coulibaly
 
Mali
 
Sira
 
Thienou*
 
Mali
 
Nelly
 
Akaliza
 
Rwanda
 
Penda
 
Ndiaye*
 
Senegal
 
Fatou Faye
 
Sane
 
Senegal
 
Bakhaw
 
Seye*
 
Senegal
 
Angel
 
Oguegbunam
 
South Africa
 
Abuna
 
Ruop*
 
South Sudan
 
Anjela
 
Minja
 
Tanzania
 
Darlene
 
Tashobya
 
Uganda
 
Sylvia
 
Nantongo
 
Uganda

*NBA Academy Africa Women’s Program participants

BOYS ROSTER

First Name
 
Last Name
 
Country
 
Zakariya
 
Khodja
 
Algeria
 
Chakib
 
Sedoud
 
Algeria
 
Elton da Silva
 
Mangueira
 
Angola
 
Mora Lafia
 
Zime Nazif
 
Benin
 
Laonkila Yannick Archad
 
Drabo
 
Burkina Faso
 
Ulrich
 
Kamka Chomche*
 
Cameroon
 
Gabriel Austelino
 
Martins Correia
 
Cape Verde
 
Thierry Serge
 
Darlan*
 
Central African Republic
 
Gildas Elvis
 
Mbesse
 
Congo
 
Paul Kabenga
 
Mbyia*
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
Parby Kabamba
 
Musongela*
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
Adam Mohamed Hosny
 
Elhalawany
 
Egypt
 
Seifeldin Kaidar Ahmed Youssef
 
Hendawy*
 
Egypt
 
Hassan Mohamed Hesham Hussein
 
Kamel Amer Amer
 
Egypt
 
Daniel Quentin
 
Akoue*
 
Gabon
 
Emmanuel
 
Kanga Lendouga
 
Gabon
 
Aly
 
Tounkara*
 
Guinea
 
Cheick Mouhamed Tidjane
 
Diaby*
 
Ivory Coast
 
Abou Dominique
 
Diomande
 
Ivory Coast
 
Lavasoa Ny Aina Andyerson
 
Andriatsarafara
 
Madagascar
 
Mathias
 
M’Madi
 
Madagascar
 
Marwan Alioiu
 
Diallo
 
Mali
 
Abdramane
 
Kanoute
 
Mali
 
Cheick Tidiane
 
Keita
 
Mali
 
Uwami Nashe
 
Chongo
 
Mozambique
 
Segun Ezekiel
 
Obe*
 
Nigeria
 
Emmanuel Oluwatobi
 
Stephen*
 
Nigeria
 
Lukwanga Mike
 
Mugalu
 
Rwanda
 
Abdou Aziz
 
Yadd
 
Senegal
 
Modou Fall
 
Thiam
 
Senegal
 
Matar
 
Wade*
 
Senegal
 
Kenneth Thomas
 
Samuels
 
Sierra Leone
 
Connor Gray
 
Liebenberg*
 
South Africa
 
Deng Kuot Deng
 
Kuot
 
South Sudan
 
Mabilmawut Kon
 
Mabil*
 
South Sudan
 
Makoi Mabor Marier
 
Makoi
 
South Sudan
 
Mbatian Odupoi
 
Sikar
 
Tanzania
 
Steven Lionel
 
Aboky*
 
Togo
 
Fedi
 
Ben Abdallah
 
Tunisia
 
Wissem
 
El Kissi
 
Tunisia
 

Current NBA Academy Africa prospects

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Media Contact:
Pawel Weszka,
NBA Africa Communications,
pweszka@nba.com, +27 10 007 2666

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