BWB Africa 2011, Day 3 Recap


Day 3 of camp began with the second session with Hoops 4 Hope; an interactive seminar focusing on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Then the campers were back on the court for their final morning skills stations and team practices.

The afternoon was spent at the Cotlands Home Based Care facility in Soweto, which was opened in partnership with the DeBeers Foundation during BWB Africa 2007. NBA and WNBA legends participated in two activities with local children who have been neglected, abused, abandoned or suffer from HIV/AIDS. Legends and coaches cultivated a food garden by planting, seeding and weeding. The garden generates income for the local community through the sale of food and provides seeds to help start gardens at local homes. An impromptu football (soccer) match then ensued, with Bo Outlaw (who demonstrated surprising ball skills), Alonzo Mourning and Patrick Ewing playing with local kids on a dusty field adjoining the facility.

The afternoon ended with NBA and WNBA legends taking part in a drumming and dancing session that kept the players on their toes. With the sounds of African drums ringing through the sky, the sun set on another day of BWB Africa.

  • 60
    players from all over Africa
  • 20
    countries represented
  • 21
    Legends and coaches will run the camp
  • Dee Brown
    Brown was famous for his no-look dunk in the 1991 Slam Dunk Contest, but the 12-year NBA veteran has taken his passion for the game into front offices and coaching jobs in the WNBA and D-League.

  • Patrick Ewing
    The Jamaican-born Ewing played 17 years in the NBA, assembling a Hall of Fame career that ranks among the best in the history of the NBA, while his humanitarian efforts make him a Legend.

  • Jeff Hornacek
    Now an assistant coach with the Jazz, the sharp-shooting Hornacek played for 14 years in the NBA, providing an outside threat for the great Utah teams of the 90's.

  • Bo Outlaw
    Throughout Outlaw's 14-year NBA career, the 6-foot-8 forward was one of the best defenders and most athletic players in the league.

  • Alonzo Mourning
    The seven-time All-Star and two-time Defensive Player of the Year played most of his 16-year career with the Miami Heat, where he finally won a title in 2006. But his work in the community far exceeds that on the court.

  • Dikembe Mutombo
    One of the most influential humanitarians in the history of sports, let alone the NBA, the shot-blocking machine played 18 years in the NBA, earning eight All-Star nods and four Defensive Player of the Year awards.

  • Edna Campbell
    Known across the sports world for continuing to play in the WNBA while undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Campbell is a hero to many and the league's national spokesperson for its anti-cancer efforts with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

  • Tamika Raymond
    Now a coach at Kansas University and of the Indian Senior National Team, Raymond played for seven years in the WNBA, setting a single-season record for shooting percentage in 2003 at 66.8 percent.