BWB Africa 2011, Day 2 Recap

Basketball without Borders community partner Hoops 4 Hope started day two with a Life Skills seminar for the campers focused on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. The campers navigated the sometimes sensitive topic through a series of activities along side WNBA Legend Edna Campbell, NBA Legends Dee Brown and Jeff Hornacek, and NBA Coach Lionel Hollins.

Next up was on-court action. Campbell was joined by fellow WNBA Legend Tamika Raymond at the girls camp where they too started the day with a life skills session followed by a competitive set of scrimmages. On the boys side, the campers found out what teams they had been drafted to the night before and spent the morning with their new coaches and teammates running through offensive and defensive strategy. In the afternoon, they started the head-to-head team competitions which featured some highlight worthy shots, dunks and ball-handling skills.

The NBA Legends traded in their basketballs for work gloves in the afternoon at a Habitat for Humanity South Africa build in Orange Farm Township. Mortar was mixed and bricks were layed as the walls of two new houses quickly grew up around them. It was a dirty job, but at the end of the day, two families were that much closer to safer, sturdier, more comfortable housing.

  • 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.