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.
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