this National Basketball Association (NBA), internationality basketball The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) have released a list of 80 top high school students from more than 20 countries who will take part in BWB training from June 2-5 camp.
BWB Asia 2023 will bring together 40 boys and 40 girls from Asia and the Middle East to compete against their peers and learn directly from current and former NBA players and coaches.
Indian basketball players including Mohammad Ishan in the boys’ division and five girls from across the country participated in the camp. The five girls are Anaya Bavsar, Komalpreet Kaur, Nadal Kaur Dillon, Sahira Balian and Muskan Singh of Pune, They will be trained by current and former NBA players and coaches.
The campers will be coached by current NBA players Saddiq Bey (Atlanta Hawks) and Monte Morris (Washington Wizards) and NBA veterans Taj Gibson (Washington Wizards) and Rodney McGruder (Detroit Pistons). NBA Assistant Coaches John Bryant (Chicago Bulls), Ryan Forhan-Kelly (Brooklyn Nets), Ryan Richman (Wizards), Sean Sweeney (Dallas Mavericks) and Mike Weiner (Indiana Pacers) will also serve as BWB Asia coaches, while Nina Hsieh (Charlotte Hornets) will serve as athletic coach for training camp.
NBA players and coaches will lead BWB campers through a variety of activities, including athletic efficiency drills, offensive and defensive skills stations, three-point shooting contests, 5-on-5 competitions, and life skills and leadership development sessions. BWB Asia 2023 coaches and members of NBA Referee Operations will lead development clinics for local coaches and referees throughout the week. A ceremony on the final day of training camp will honor Kim Bohuny Camp MVP, Patrick Baumann Sportsmanship Award, Three Point Shootout Champion and Defensive MVP from Experience Abu Dhabi, honoring boys and girls and leaders who excel on the field.
BWB Asia 2023 will be supported by Nike, BWB’s global partner since 2002, who will provide participants with Nike apparel and footwear, while Gatorade will hydrate players and coaches throughout the camp.
BWB, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program, has had more than 3,900 participants from 134 countries and territories since 2001, with 106 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA. The NBA and FIBA hosted 66 BWB camps in 43 cities in 31 countries on six continents.
In conjunction with BWB Asia 2023, the Jr NBA Abu Dhabi Elite Training Camp will also be held at the NYU campus in Abu Dhabi from June 2-4. The camp will bring together 40 top boys and girls from the Jr. NBA Abu Dhabi League under the age of 15 for basic skills development and 5-on-5 competition.