Bjelica, Bogdanovic, Harris, Jokic, Kaminsky, Marjanovic and Vucevic headline Basketball Without Borders Europe 2018

17th Basketball Without Borders Europe Camp will bring together 63 of top boys and girls from 25 European countries

NEW YORK, BELGRADE, MIES – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Basketball Federation of Serbia announced today the full roster of current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players and coaches who will take part in Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Europe 2018. The 17th edition of BWB Europe, which will take place at the Zarkovo Sports Hall in Belgrade, Serbia from Aug. 15-18, will bring together 63 of the top boys and girls ages 17 and under from 25 European countries.

Nemanja Bjelica (Sacramento Kings; Serbia), Bogdan Bogdanovic (Kings; Serbia), Gary Harris (Denver Nuggets, U.S.), Nikola Jokic (Nuggets; Serbia), Frank Kaminsky (Charlotte Hornets; U.S.), Boban Marjanovic (LA Clippers; Serbia), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic; Montenegro), along with WNBA players Ana Dabovic (Los Angeles Sparks; Serbia) and Sonja Petrovic (Phoenix Mercury; Serbia), will coach the top high school age campers from throughout Europe.

Also participating in the camp will be Kings’ General Manager Vlade Divac (Serbia), Kings Assistant General Manager Peja Stojakovic (Serbia), San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich, NBA assistant coaches Popeye Jones (Indiana Pacers), Darko Rajakovic (Oklahoma City Thunder; Serbia), Ognjen Stojakovic (Nuggets; Serbia), Nick U’Ren (Golden State Warriors) and Jacque Vaughn (Brooklyn Nets), and former WNBA player Ruth Riley.

Marin Sedlacek (Philadelphia 76ers; Serbia) and Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), will serve as Camp Directors with Drew Yoder (Golden State Warriors) serving as the athletic trainer.

The first-ever Basketball Without Borders camp took place in Europe in July 2001. Vlade Divac and Toni Kukoc (Croatia), together with former teammates from the Yugoslav national team, reunited to work with 50 children from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia and Montenegro at La Ghirada in Treviso, Italy.

BWB Europe 2018 will also include NBA Cares community outreach efforts with youth in Belgrade, including packing and delivering care packages to young people dealing with illnesses. Nike, a BWB global partner since 2002, will outfit the campers and coaches with Nike apparel and footwear.

BWB has reached more than 3,300 participants from 130 countries and territories since 2001, with more than 55 former campers drafted into the NBA or signed as free agents. A record 24 former BWB campers were on opening-night rosters for the 2017-18 season, including Milos Teodosic (LA Clippers; Serbia; BWB Europe 2001).

The NBA and FIBA have staged 55 BWB camps in 34 cities across 27 countries on six continents. More than 260 current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players have joined more than 200 NBA team personnel from all 30 NBA teams to support BWB across the world.

Follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBEurope on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

BWB Asia 2018 was held in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), India from May 30 – June 2. BWB Africa 2018 was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from Aug. 1-4.

The following is the list of boys participating in BWB Europe 2018:

Belgium – Haris Bratanovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Karlo Matkovic

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tarik Biberovic

Croatia – Matej Rudan

Czech Republic – David Bohm

Finland – Thomas Exaucia

France – Matthieu Gauzin

France – Maxime Carene

France – Tom Digbeu

Georgia – Rati Andronikashvili

Germany – Jason George

Germany – Kay Bruhnke

Great Britain – Kareem Queeley

Great Britain – Mate Okros

Greece – Dimitrios Klonaras

Greece – Nikos Rogkavopoulos

Greece – Thomas Zevgaras

Greece/Nigeria – Alex Antetokounmpo

Israel – Deni Avdija

Italy – Edoardo Buffo

Lithuania – Erikas Jermolajevas

Lithuania – Marek Blazevic

Lithuania – Modestas Kancleris

Montenegro – Bojan Tomasevic

Montenegro – Jovan Kljajic

Montenegro – Stefan Vlahovic

Netherlands – Jamie Bergens

Netherlands – Keye Van Der Vuurst

Netherlands – Tristan Enaruna

Russia – Pavel Zakharov

Serbia – Aleksandar Langovic

Serbia – Aleksej Pokusevski

Serbia – Djordje Pazin

Serbia – Nemanja Popovic

Slovenia – Gregor Glas

Spain – Golden Dike

Spain – Jaime Pradilla

Spain – Santiago Aldama

Turkey – Omer Can Ilyasoglu

Turkey – Tarik Sezgun

The following is the list of girls participating in BWB Europe 2018:

Belgium – Maxuella Marie Lisowa

Croatia – Nika Muhl

Croatia – Marta Savić

Croatia – Tonia Bilić

Czech Republic – Kristýna Holubcová

Czech Republic – Anna Paťorková

Denmark – Malene Pedersen

Finland – Awak Kuier

France – Kendra Cherry

Germany – Emily Bessoir

Hungary – Luca Revesz

Italy – Lucia Adele Savatteri

Latvia – Laura Meldere

Lithuania – Vestina Keburytė

Poland – Zuzanna Kulińska

Russia – Veronica Pavliuchenko

Serbia – Nedezda Nedeljkov

Serbia – Višnja Stefanović

Slovenia – Ajda Burgar

Spain – Raquel Carrera Quintana

Spain – Helena Pueyo

Sweden – Tova Kristina Mariana Sabel

Turkey – Göksen Fitik

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