Basketball Without Borders, Europe Fact Sheet


DATES:
August 8 – 11

LOCATION:
Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

CAMPER PARTICIPANTS
Top 50 players from over 25 European countries born 1994 or later

FIBA/NBA PLAYERS & COACHES PARTICIPANTS:


Ljubljana, Slovenia
August 8 – 11, 2011
NBA LEGENDSCOUNTRYCOACHESTEAM
Dalibor BagaricCroatiaMichael CurryPhiladelphia 76ers
Zarko CabarkapaMontenegroJack SikmaHouston Rockets
Vlade DivacSerbiaJay TrianoNBA Coach
Predrag DrobnjakMontenegroJoe WolfMilwaukee Bucks
Bostjan NachbarSloveniaAaron Nelson***Phoenix Suns
Rasho NesterovicSloveniaMarin Sedlacek**FIBA Coach (Serbia)
Zarko PaspaljSerbia

Dino RadjaCroatia

Bruno SundovSerbia

Dragan TarlacCroatia

Milos VujanicSerbia** Camp Director*** Camp Trainer




CAMPERS:


NBA Legend Vlade Divac, seen here playing for the Kings in 2001, was instrumental in the creation of the BWB program. In 2011, he returns as part of an illustrious cast of coaches and former players at BWB Europe -- many of whom participated in the original event in 2001. | Photo: NBAE via Getty Images
• Top 50 European players from all countries throughout Europe (born 1994 or later).

• Players selected by FIBA, NBA and participating federations

PRESS CONFERENCE & APPEARANCES:

• Press conferences will be scheduled to announce the camp and to answer questions from the local media.

• Autograph sessions and/or sponsor appearances for the FIBA/NBA participants can be worked into the schedule.

CAMP FORMAT:

• Players will be divided into four teams.

• Each team will be coached by a FIBA/NBA Legend and a FIBA/NBA Coach.

• There will be daily clinics in the morning to teach fundamentals (passing, shooting, dribbling, one-on-one moves, offense, defense, etc.)

• Each drafted team will have designated time to practice their camp offense.

• Games will be scheduled for the afternoons and evenings and played in a “round robin” format.

• All participating players will be outfitted with Nike apparel and given a Nike gym bag containing mesh practice gear, socks and Nike shoes.

OBSERVERS:

• The camp will be entirely open to the media and sponsors.

• The camp will be entirely open to pre-approved FIBA, NBA, NBDL coaches.

• The camp will be open to credentialed guests.

• The All Star Game will be entirely open to the public.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS:

• The focus of the social responsibility efforts for Basketball without Borders Europe camp continues to be education, grassroots basketball development and health related issues.

• Social responsibility efforts are split into two categories. The first is Life Skills seminars, which are hour-long sessions held daily for the campers. The life skills seminars will run in the following schedule: Day 1 – Orientation, Day 2 – Overall Health and Wellness Awareness and Day 3 – Character and the Qualities of a Leader.

• The second category for community outreach is our local community events led by current and former FIBA/NBA players and coaches attending the camp.

• The camp also features a product donation for local non-government organizations (NGO’s) that include school supplies, toys, clothing, books, and other necessities.

  • 50
    ...of the best players in Europe in attendance
  • 25
    ...countries represented
  • 11
    ...NBA Legends coaching the four teams
  • Dalibor Bagaric
    Selected 24th overall in the 2000 Draft after a stellar run in Croatia, the 7-foot-1 Bagaric played for the Bulls until 2003, when he returned to Europe.
  • Zarko Carbarkapa
    Drafted 17th overall by Phoenix in 2003, Carbarkapa also spent time with the Warriors during his three-year NBA career. Before coming to the NBA, he won a 2002 World Championship title with the former Yugoslavia.
  • Vlade Divac
    Part of the first wave of Europeans to flood into the NBA, the Serbian-born Divac became one of only six players in NBA history to record 13,000 points, 9,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists and 1,500 blocked shots.
  • Predrag 'Peja' Drobnjak
    The two-time World Champion and European gold medalist with the former Yugoslavian team played four years in the NBA, after going in the second round to the Wizards in the 1997 Draft.
  • Bostjan 'Boki' Nachbar
    The swingman played six years in the NBA after being selected 15th overall by the Rockets in 2002. Currently in Turkey, he won the Italian Championship in 2002.
  • Radoslav 'Rasho' Nesterovic
    The Slovenian-born 7-footer came to the NBA in 1999, when he went 17th overall to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He won an NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005, and returned to Europe for the 2010-11 season following a stint with the Raptors.
  • Zarko Paspalj
    Although his NBA career was short, the World Champ and three-time European gold-medalist became one of the first Europeans to ever play in The Association when he joined the Spurs in 1989.
  • Dino Radja
    Radja won back-to-back European titles with his club team in 1989 and 1990, two European gold medals with former Yugoslavia and played his way onto the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 1993.
  • Bruno Sundov
    Born in Croatia, Sundov played for five teams during his NBA career, in addition to nine more European teams after finishing his NBA tenure with the New York Knicks in 2005.
  • Dragan Tarlac
    Selected in the 1995 Draft by the Chicago Bulls, the one-time Euroleague champion and FIBA gold-medalist played a year in the NBA after a brilliant career with Olympiacos in Greece.
  • Milos Vujanic
    Drafted by the Knicks in the 2002 NBA Draft, the sharp-shooting Vujanic led the Euroleague in scoring in 2003 and took home a gold medal for former Yugoslavia in the 2002 World Championships.
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