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Bam Adebayo, Darius Garland, Jonathan Kuminga and Jalen Suggs among BWB Africa 2023 coaches

Four NBA players, 5 current and former NBA coaches and several former NBA and WNBA players all will serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches.

Cavs star Darius Garland is 1 of 4 current NBA players who will serve as a coach for Basketball Without Borders Africa 2023.

JOHANNESBURG — The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced 80 of the top high-school-age prospects from across Africa who will participate in the 19th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Africa, which will be held July 28-31 at the American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) in South Africa.

BWB Africa 2023 will bring together 80 boys and girls from more than 25 African countries — including 19 NBA Academy Africa and NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa 2022 prospects — to learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches and compete alongside their peers from across the continent.  The campers will be coached by two-time NBA All-Star Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat; U.S.; ties to Nigeria), 2022 NBA All-Star Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers; U.S.), 2022 NBA champion Jonathan Kuminga (Golden State Warriors; Democratic Republic of the Congo) and Jalen Suggs (Orlando Magic; U.S.).

Five current and former NBA head coaches will also serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches: Cavaliers head coach J.B. Bickerstaff; two-time NBA Coach of the Year, Nigeria Men’s National Team head coach and Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown; 2018 NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey (most recently with the Detroit Pistons); Los Angeles Lakers head coach Darvin Ham; and veteran NBA coach Dave Joerger (most recently with the Philadelphia 76ers).

Several former NBA and WNBA players will also serve as BWB Africa 2023 coaches, including 2015 FIBA AfroBasket champion Olumide Oyedeji (Nigeria), 2011 NBA champion Ian Mahinmi (France; ties Benin), former NBA player and Basketball Africa League Head of League Operations Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje (Cameroon), former NBA player Tacko Fall (Senegal), 2003 WNBA champion Astou Ndiaye (Senegal), two-time WNBA champion Taj McWilliams-Franklin, four-time WNBA champion Sheryl Swoopes and Mozambique basketball legend Clarisse Machanguana.  Toronto Raptors Vice-Chairman, Team President and Alternate NBA Governor Masai Ujiri; New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin; and Portland Trail Blazers Assistant General Manager Mike Schmitz will serve as camp directors, while David Crewe and Frank Adams (Phoenix Suns) will serve as the camp’s athletic trainers.

The players and coaches will lead the campers through a variety of activities, including movement efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skill stations, three-point contests, 5-on-5 games, and life skills and leadership development sessions.  A ceremony on the final day of the camp will award the Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, the Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, the B.J. Johnson Most Improved Player Award, the Three-Point Champion and the Defensive MVP to the boys and girls who distinguish themselves on the court and as leaders.

As part of the camp, NBA players and coaches will also participate in several community outreach initiatives around Johannesburg, including a hospital visit and a Her Time to Play seminar for the female campers on July 28, and a court unveiling in the Alexandra Township on Saturday, July 29.  In addition, BWB Africa 2023 coaches will lead a development clinic for local coaches at AISJ on July 30.

Also on July 29, select NBA players will visit the NBA Store at Sandton City Mall in Johannesburg and engage with fans.

BWB Africa 2023 will be supported by Nike, a global partner of BWB since 2002, which will outfit participants with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout the camp.

BWB has reached more than 4,100 participants from 136 countries and territories since 2001, with 112 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA.  The NBA and FIBA have staged 70 BWB camps in 47 cities across 32 countries on six continents.

The following is a complete list of players participating in the 19th BWB Africa camp (rosters subject to change):

Name Country
Ines Bellahmer Algeria
Filomena Luis Angola
Guigma Sadia Burkina Faso
Gisele Kipo* Cameroon
Hannah Dibadjou Cameroon
Salma Khedr* Egypt
Leila El Sanadily Egypt
Aisha Hassan Egypt
Lucie Mounganga Gabon
Fatoumata Sylla Guinea
Roseline Ooko Kenya
Harena Randriamasimanana Madagascar
Fitahiana Ratsimason Madagascar
Joanie Rakotonanahary Madagascar
Fatoumata Samake* Mali
Oumou Soumare Mali
Aya El Kallali* Morocco
Albertina Matsinhe* Mozambique
Bata Lurdes* Mozambique
Shanaya Matusse* Mozambique
Joy Biribebe Nigeria
Benitha Ngarambe Rwanda
Jane Dusabe Rwanda
Fatou Sima Senegal
Marie Diouf Senegal
Ndickou Matar Diop* Senegal
Tacko Sy Senegal
Sheriffa Rahman Sierra Leone
Onnetse Molokwame South Africa
Luhle Ndaba South Africa
Reneilwe Motebele South Africa
Susan Peter South Sudan
Asunta Ring South Sudan
Nawasa Lazaro Tanzania
Ibouanga Moussounda Togo
Arwa Ghorbel* Tunisia
Eya Nasri Tunisia
Afef Bengoula Tunisia
Christine Namyalo Uganda
Immaculate Adongpiny Uganda

 * Participated in NBA Academy Women’s Camp Africa 2022

Name Country
Aginaldo Neto* Angola
Manuel Camboma* Angola
Inacio Anatoli Da Silva Angola
Claudino Capangaa Angola
Sansao Wika Angola
Philippe Ntungicimpaye Burundi
Arnold Eyadi Kenfack Cameroon
Hermann Bel Gassina Cameroon
Chris Naguidebe Central African Republic
Tahir Doungous* Chad
Zie Cheikh Conde Côte d’Ivoire
Tarek Khairy Egypt
Ahmed Nedale Egypt
Karim El Gizawi Egypt
Courage Agbekpornu Ghana
Kiggundu Austin Omondi Kenya
Chouhaybou Keita Mali
Mahamadou Konate Mali
Hamza Bechchar Morocco
Bolaji Oderinlo Nigeria
Sultan Baruwa Nigeria
Ibrahim Dan-Mutum Nigeria
Jonah Precious Nigeria
Ezekiel Obe* Nigeria
Andre Bonazebi Republic of Congo
Jude Fred Nkouka Silaho Republic of Congo
Khadim Mboup* Senegal
Assane Mandian* Senegal
Yakhya Diop* Senegal
Amar Diop* Senegal
Mouhamed Camara Senegal
Siyanda Radebe South Africa
Gilchrist Storm South Africa
Khaman Maluach* South Sudan
Moses Marial Mandiria South Sudan
Bol Wieu Mou Thet South Sudan
Lual Deng Lual Aguek South Sudan
Rayen Rouissi Tunisia
Amen Hammi Tunisia
Liberty Fusire* Zimbabwe

* NBA Academy Africa prospect