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Basketball without Borders Camp to be held during All-Star Weekend

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The annual Basketball without Borders Global Camp will be held during All-Star Weekend in New York City, the NBA and FIBA announced on Thursday.

The camp will feature 39 players from 23 countries playing at Baruch College in Manhattan from Feb. 13-15. It is the first time the BWB Global Camp is held in the United States, and it will become part of the annual All-Star tradition moving forward.

The campers will train and receive coaching from several NBA players. Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (Italy, BWB Europe 2003) and Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng (Senegal, BWB Africa 2009) are two alumni of the event and will coach during this year's camp. Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (New Zealand) and San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (Brazil) will also work with the campers.

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The campers will work with NBA personnel on everything from individual work to 5-on-5 games.

The first BWB camp was led by Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc in 2001 in Europe. More than 2,200 players from 120 countries and territories have participated in BWB events, and 33 alumni have been selected in the NBA draft.

The complete roster for the camp is below:

Silvio De Sousa (Angola)

Maximo Fjellerup (Argentina)

Ayan Carvalho (Argentina)

Agustin Mas Delfino (Argentina)

Dejan  Vasiljevic (Australia)

Isaac Humphries (Australia)

Thomas Wilson (Australia)

Guilherme Santos (Brazil)

Yuri Rodrigues Sena Da Silva (Brazil)

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Jamal Murray (Canada)

Justin Jackson (Canada)

Eddie Ekiyor (Canada)

Yanhao Zhao (China)

Jinqiu Hu (China)

Zijie Shen (China)

Dragan Bender (Croatia)

Lovro Mazalin (Croatia)

Jacob Larsen (Denmark)

Luc Loubaki (France)

Stephane Gombauld (France)

Niklas Kiel (Germany)

Andrea La Torre (Italy)

Ryogo Sumino (Japan)

Martynas Varnas (Lithuania)

Mamadou Diarra (Mali)

Matthew Freeman (New Zealand)

Umar Garba (Nigeria)

Agu Ibe Abuchi (Nigeria)

Jose Go (Philippines)

Ivan Gandia (Philippines)

KJ Santos (Puerto Rico)

Lamine Diane (Senegal)

Ibrahima Fall Faye (Senegal)

Matar Gueye (Senegal)

Nikola Rakicevic (Serbia)

Luca Lunneman (South Africa)

Xabi Lopez (Spain)

Santiago Yusta (Spain)

Achref Gannouni (Tunisia)

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