BWB Europe, Day Four Recap
Day 4 (Aug. 11, 2011) – Basketball without Borders Europe 2011 came to a close on Thursday in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Campers gathered on the court at Tivoli Hall this morning to play their last 3-on-3 games and prepare for the afternoon’s All-Star Game presented by Nike. A group of girls from the US Embassy then arrived for a basketball clinic led by the NBA coaches and coaches from the Basketball Federation of Slovenia. The clinic featured scrimmages and skills stations that focused on basketball fundamentals including dribbling, passing and shooting, followed by a special meet and greet and autograph session with NBA legends Rasho Nesterovic, Bostjan Nachbar, Bruno Sundov, Predrag Drobnjak, and Zarko Paspalj.
The afternoon featured the highly anticipated 2011 BWB Europe All-Star Game presented by Nike and the 3-Point Shootout Championship. The action-packed All-Star game gave campers an opportunity to showcase their on-the-court skills in front of the general public, along with the NBA legends and coaches that they’d worked with throughout the week.
The game included many impressive plays by both teams, but the Red Team ultimately beat the White Team with a final score of 72 to 61. During the post-game ceremony, Red Team guard Joshua Ward from England was presented with the Nike All-Star Game MVP and White Team guard Boris Dallo from France was named the Nike All-Star Camp MVP. Both MVPs received a plaque and a pair of Nike sunglasses.
The 50 campers later said their goodbyes and expressed their thanks to the coaches and legends before heading out to pack for home.