11/04/2024
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NBA and FIBA to host Basketball Without Borders Americas in Brazil

NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (U.S/Brazil) - The National Basketball Association (NBA) and FIBA today announced that the 13th edition of Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas will be held from May 17 to 20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This year's camp will mark the fourth time the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Brazil and the first since 2011.

BWB Americas 2024 will bring together 60 of the top male and female players ages 18 and under from across Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America to participate in athletic testing, movement efficiency, skill development stations, shooting and skills competitions, life skills seminars and 5-on-5 games under the guidance of current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA players, legends and coaches. The campers and coaches, who will be announced prior to the camp, will also take part in various programs including life skills and leadership development. 

"We're thrilled to bring Basketball Without Borders back to Brazil at a time when the momentum around basketball in the country is at an all-time high," said NBA Latin America Senior Vice President and Managing Director Arnon de Mello. "This year's camp will build on the NBA’s commitment to helping the next generation of prospects develop as players and leaders as they compete alongside their peers from across the region."

"It's great to see this fruitful collaboration between FIBA and the NBA continuing to provide a platform to showcase top young talent in the Americas region, with the latest edition set to take place in Brazil," said FIBA Executive Director Americas Carlos Alves. "This Basketball Without Borders camp in Sao Paulo will provide players with great opportunities to learn from the best, on and off the court, and I am sure there will be invaluable experiences for all 60 participants."

Forty-one former BWB campers were among the record 125 international players on opening-night rosters for the 2023-24 NBA season (active and inactive).  Former BWB Americas campers on NBA rosters include Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers; Canada; BWB Americas 2019/BWB Global 2020), Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Dallas Mavericks; Canada; BWB Americas 2019/BWB Global 2020), Kelly Olynyk (Toronto Raptors; Canada; BWB Americas 2009), and Gui Santos (Golden State Warriors; Brazil; BWB Americas 2019).

BWB Americas 2024 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, the NBA and FIBA's global basketball development and community outreach program, has reached more than 4,300 participants from 140 countries and territories since 2001, with 116 former campers advancing to the NBA or WNBA.  There have been 73 BWB camps in 49 cities across 33 countries on six continents.

Fans can follow the upcoming camp using the hashtag #BWBAmericas on Facebook, Instagram and X. 

 

Photo Credit: NBAE/Getty Image

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About FIBA 
FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball, is an independent association formed by 212 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognized as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 214 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents.