BWB Americas, Day Four Recap


DAY 4 (August 1, 2011) -- The final day of Basketball without Borders Americas 2011 was full of fun and basketball, all day with the BWB All Star Game as the highlight. Campers took in a tour of Rio’s famous Corcovado in the morning, while a group of about 40 girls from Mangueira's basketball teams participated on a day clinic led by NBA Legend Sam Perkins. | Day Four Photo Gallery

In the afternoon, ten campers represented seven countries on All-Star rosters for the Blue and White teams with Argentina having the most representation with seven players. The White team was led by NBA Legends Adonal Foyle and Dominique Wilkins and NBA coaches Kaleb Canales, Alex English. NBA Legends Allan Houston and Sam Perkins coached the Blue team along with NBA coaches Phil Weber and Austin Ainge.

Play was even in the first quarter, but the Blue team came out strong in the second quarter and headed into half-time with a 36-26 lead. White was not going to let them run away with it and brought the score within four by the close of the third quarter. With :33 left in the fourth quarter, White tied it up on a clutch three-point shot and the game was headed in to overtime. White kept the momentum going scoring the first four points and hitting a 7 - 2 run in the first minute, and eventually went on to victory with a 73 - 66 win over Team Blue.

The day also featured competitions and an awards presentation. Uruguayan camper Luciano Parodi survived two rounds of the three-point shooting contest to compete against Allan Houston in the final. Already on a hot streak, Parodi sunk eight shots to win the Sheraton Hotels Three Point Shooter Award.

Other awards handed out include:

TAM High Flier Award - Luis David Montero (Dominican Republic)

Netshoes Skills Challenge Award - Jabari Wilmott (Bahamas)

Nike All Star MVP - Dyshawn Pierre (Canada)

Nike Camp MVP - Gabriel Deck (Argentina)

  • 40
    players from Latin America and Canada
  • 16
    countries represented
  • 9
    NBA Legends and coaches will run the camp
  • Adonal Foyle
    Foyle, who hails from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was a revered defensive presence during his time in the league. Active in the community, Foyle was inducted into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame in 2009.

  • Allan Houston
    One of the most prolific 3-point shooters in the history of the NBA, Houston's now an assistant general manager for the New York Knicks. After 10 years in New York, he became a fan favorite not only for his play on the court, but his work off of it.

  • Sam Perkins
    An 18-year veteran of the NBA, "Big Smooth" was one of the league's best-shooting big men during his playing days. Before entering the NBA, Perkins co-captained the gold medal-winning US team at the 1984 Olympics.

  • Dominique Wilkins
    "The Human Highlight Film" will bring the skills and knowledge that made him a nine-time All-Star and a 2006 Hall of Fame inductee to the camp, along with the commitment to the community that's made him a legend in Atlanta and around the world.