Nigeria`s basketball sensation, Charles Bassey will participate in the third annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global which will be held in New Orleans as part of the NBA All-Star 2017. A total of 67 top boys and girls from 32 countries will participate in the training camp.

NBA and FIBA players and coaches including Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets; Democratic Republic of Congo), Cheick Diallo (New Orleans Pelicans; Mali) and Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks; South Sudan; BWB Americas 2015/BWB Global 2016) will coach the campers. Toronto Raptor`s GM and co-founder of Giants of Africa, Masai Ujiri and three others will serve as camp directors. 

The other African players attending alongside Charles Bassey are Dongua Geovana (Angola), De Sousa Silvio (Angola), Buiamba Glofate (Angola), Coulibaly Aissatou (Mali), Coulibaly Abdoul Karim (Mali), Keita Blaise (Mali), Sissoko Moulaye Mamadou (Mali), Sarr Khadidiatou Bigue (Senegal), Tchamwa Tchatchoua Jonathan (Cameroon), Mwamba Patrick (Democratic Republic of Congo), Raafat Tarek (Egypt), Doumbia Souleymane (Cote D Ivoire), Faye Cheikh (Senegal) and Marnaoui Oussama (Tunisia)

The campers will attend the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night, and the 66th NBA All-Star Game at Smoothie King Center. 

Charles Bassey at the Giants of Africa Camp

Speaking about this year`s camp, NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations & Head of Elite Basketball, Brooks Meek said `The Basketball Without Borders Global Camp is a great opportunity for the top male and female prospects from around the world to compete against one another, learn directly from NBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches, and experience the excitement of NBA All-Star. The BWB program was founded on the belief that basketball brings young players from different backgrounds together and transcends cultural boundaries” 

The BWB programme is a joint initiative between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) sponsored by Nike. The inaugural BWB Global Camp was held at the NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City, where it became an annual All-Star tradition.

We are proud of Charles Bassey as he continues to fly the Nigerian flag high.


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