NBA and FIBA ​​to host Basketball Without Borders Asia in Australia



NEW YORK AND CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – The National Basketball Association (NBA), International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Basketball Australia (BA) announced today that the Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Asia 2022 Camp will be held from Sunday August 7th to Wednesday August 10th at NBA Global Academy, the league’s elite basketball training facility at the BA Center of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.

The 12th BWB Asia Camp will mark the first time the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program will be held in Asia Pacific since 2019 in Japan and the first in Australia since 2016 in Melbourne.

BWB Asia will bring together more than 60 of the best male and female players aged 18 and under from across the Asia-Pacific region to learn directly from current and former NBA, WNBA and FIBA ​​players and compete alongside of their peers across the region. Campers and coaches will also participate in life skills, leadership development and community service programs.

BWB Asia 2022 campers and coaches will be announced before the camp.

“We are thrilled to bring the 12th edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia to Australia as part of our commitment to growing the game in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Troy Justice, NBA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. international basketball. “There are so many talented young players in the region, and we look forward to welcoming them to the NBA Global Academy and helping them continue to develop as players and leaders.”

“We look forward to this edition of Basketball Without Borders Asia taking place in Australia as we continue to work closely with the NBA around the world,” said Zoran Radovic, Director of National Federations and Sports at FIBA. “Basketball in this part of the world is very strong and continues to grow and develop, especially with the FIBA ​​Asia Cup 2022 currently being played in Indonesia and the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 which kicks off in Sydney in September.”

Basketball Australia is delighted to have the prestigious Basketball Without Borders camp at the Australian Institute of Sport,” said Peter Lonergan, Director of High Performance Coaching Development for Basketball Australia. “BWB Asia is a pivotal event on the international youth calendar that will provide elite young athletes and quality coaches from across the region with an incredible opportunity to be part of one of the best high performance basketball programs around. in the world.”

On Monday, August 8, BWB Asia will host an NBA Cares Youth Clinic for 60 boys and girls from Indigenous Basketball Australia (IBA), a non-profit organization founded by Brooklyn Nets guard Patty Mills that provides pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. young people playing basketball.

A record 41 former BWB campers were among the 121 international players on opening night rosters, including 2022 NBA All-Rookie Second Team member and NBA Global Academy graduate Josh Giddey (Oklahoma City Thunder ; Australia; BWB Asia 2018 and BWB Global 2020), Josh Green (Dallas Mavericks; Australia; BWB Global 2018) and Rui Hachimura, NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2020 (Washington Wizards; Japan; BWB Global 2016).

The NBA and FIBA ​​have hosted 64 BWB camps in 30 countries since the program launched in 2001. BWB has reached over 3,700 participants from 133 countries and territories, with 104 former campers recruited into the NBA and WNBA or signed as free agents.

BWB Asia 2022 will be supported by Nike, which will outfit attendees with Nike apparel and footwear, and Gatorade, which will keep players and coaches hydrated throughout camp.

Fans in Australia can follow the NBA at NBA.com/Australia and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and follow BWB using the hashtag #BWBAsia.