The third annual Basketball without Borders Global Camp brought together 67 of the top high school ages boys and girls from 32 countries and territories to learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches during NBA All-Star 2017 in New Orleans.
The three-day camp included standout performances by R.J. Barrett (Canada), who was named Boys MVP, Lotta-Maj Lathinen (Sweden), who was named Girls MVP, as well as an impressive in-game dunk by 15 year-old female camper Awak Kuier (Finland). Over the course of the three days, the campers heard from Wayne Ellington, Meyers Leonard, Thon Maker, Ruth Riley, and Masai Ujiri, among others, about the importance of developing on and off the court, mentally and physically, and that values like teamwork, respect and leadership have application no matter what you do in life.
The campers attended the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge (where they saw 2015 BWB Global Camper and Canadian Jamal Murray win MVP), State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and the 66th NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center. The third annual BWB Global Camp was the NBA and FIBA’s biggest Global Camp yet and a resounding success.