Basketball without borders NBA event

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Four Australians, including Centre of Excellence product Harry Froling and Australian Emu William McDowell-White, will attend a Basketball Without Borders camp during the NBA All-Star weekend from February 12-14.

Alongside Froling and McDowell-White, Thon Maker and his brother Matur Maker will complete the foursome and get the chance to learn under NBA personnel including current players Danilo Gallinari, Greivis Vasquez as well as ex-NBA player Yao Ming.

The Basketball Without Borders (BWB) camp is being run for the second time during the All-Star weekend and is a community outreach initiative conducted by FIBA in conjunction with the NBA.

Last year, Isaac Humphries, Dejan Vasiljevic and Tom Wilson attended. This year, 53 boys and girls from 27 countries will attend with the All-Star weekend being held in Toronto.

“The BWB Global Camp is a great opportunity for these boys and girls to learn directly from players and coaches, many of whom have been involved with the BWB program for years,” said NBA Vice President, International Basketball Operations Brooks Meek.

“The BWB program continues to teach values like leadership, teamwork and respect that have application on and off the court.”

A full list of the invitees can be found below courtesy of Jeremy Woo.