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NBA All-Star Game 2019: Seven Canadians to participate in 2019 Basketball Without Borders Camp

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The annual Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global Camp rosters were announced by the NBA and FIBA on Tuesday.

Seven Canadians will now participate in the event which will be held from Friday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Queens University of Charlotte Levine Center for Wellness and Recreation during NBA All-Star 2019 after Keeshawn Barthelemy was added on Wednesday.

He'll be joined by Addison Patterson, Cashius McNeilly, Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe and Keon Ambrose-Hylton on the Boys Roster, while Aaliyah Mckenzie Edwards and Yvonne Uju Ejim will represent Canada on the Girls side.

Patrick Hunt (President of the World Association of Basketball Coaches; Australia), Gersson Rosas (Houston Rockets; Colombia), Marin Sedlacek (76ers; Serbia) and Masai Ujiri (Toronto Raptors; Nigeria) will serve as camp directors.

Charlotte Hornets trainer Adam Linens will be the camp's strength and conditioning coach and athletic trainer.

The campers will go through a weekend full of activities both on and off the court, skill development, skills competitions and 5-on-5 games. They'll also be put through seminars which will focus on health, leadership and communication.

The camp will name an MVP from both the boys and girls side on the final day of camp.

2019 NBA All-Stars Nikola Jokić, Nikola Vučević, Deandre Ayton and Bogdan Bogdanović will coach at the event.

The four current NBA players will be joined by NBA veteran Festus Ezeli, former NBA players Adonal Foyle, former London Lightning of the NBL Canada head coach Michael Ray Richardson, Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member Jennifer Azzi and former WNBA players Allison Feaster headline a list of coaches to help run the event.

Canadian Nate Mitchell, who is currently on the Hornets' coaching staff alongside Canadian Men's National Team head coach Jay Triano, will also serve as a BWB Global coach.

This season, a record 27 former BWB campers were on opening night NBA rosters - nine from the Global camp. Among them was Canadian Jamal Murray who participated in the event in 2015.

Girls Roster
Last Name First Name Country
Saadaoui Meriem Algeria
Dizeko Alexia Angola
Chagas Florencia Argentina
*Acevedo Sofia Argentina
Potter Gemma Australia
Henderson Kitty Australia
*Cardoso Kamilla Brazil
Edwards Aaliyah Mckenzie Canada
Ejim Yvonne Uju Canada
Zheng Ming China
Muhl Nika Croatia
*Haytham Abudullah Jana Egypt
Wadoux Zoe France
Bessoir Emily Germany
*Niranjan Grishma India
Hayashi Misa Japan
Visockaite Simona Lithuania
Sangare Aminata Mali
Valenzuela Medina Mariana Mexico
Paxixe Chana Maria Mozambique
Leger-Walker Charlisse New Zealand
*Ndiaye Gueye Sabou Senegal
Gomez Claudia Spain
Fitik Göksen Turkey
Boys Roster
Last Name First Name Country/Region
Chapero Tomas Argentina
*Armstrong Taran Australia
*Wigness Tamuri Australia
Da Silva Vinicius Brazil
*Wade Malik Brazil
Kepnang Ndjong Franck Cameroon
Ambrose-Hylton Keon Canada
McNeilly Cashius Canada
Patterson Addison Canada
Moncrieffe Matthew-Alexander Canada
Barthelemy Keeshawn Canada
Yang Xihao China
Hao Dai China
Ma Chien-Hao Chinese Taipei
Rudan Matej Croatia
*Khalifa Aly Egypt
Hayes Killian France
Gauzin Matthieu France
*Tomar HarshWardhan India
Avdija Deni Israel
Tanaka Chikara Japan
Tominaga Keisei Japan
Kancleris Modestas Lithuania
*Ballo Oumar Mali
Kljajic Jovan Montenegro
Enaruna Tristan Netherlands
Mennenga Samuel New Zealand
Omoyuri Cliff Nigeria
Calistus Chukwudalu Nigeria
*Joseph Junior Nelly Nigeria
*Miranda Jermaine Puerto Rico
Rosa Victor Puerto Rico
Strawther Julian Puerto Rico
Zakharov Pavel Russia
Diop Khalifa Senegal
Sylla Amar Senegal
*Mbaye Mamadou Lamine Senegal
Pokusevski Aleksej Serbia
Popovic Nemanja Serbia
*Vescovi Santiago Uruguay

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